If you’re curious as to why it’s a wise idea to let your child choose their own outfits, instead of styling their outfits for them, simply continue reading to discover some of the benefits of letting your child put together their own outfits!
Why you should let your child pick out their own outfits:
1. Your child will learn how to be independent and how to make their own decisions
If you don’t let your child pick out their own outfits, you’ll miss out on an opportunity to teach your child how to be independent and make their own decisions.
2. There is no risk in letting your child pick out their own outfits
While there are a lot of decisions which you should make for your child as a responsible parent, there is absolutely no risks associated with letting your child pick out their own outfits. So there’s no harm in letting your child make their own decisions when it comes to selecting their own outfits every morning.
3. Letting your child choose their own outfits will give your child a chance to express their individuality
Creativity is important for kids, but they can be creative in areas that aren’t just arts and crafts. Just like adults, children enjoy putting together outfits in order to showcase their individuality, personality and unique sense of style.
4. As an adult, your child will have to select their own outfits on a daily basis and will have to select outfits which are appropriate for a wide variety of occasions
Children who grow up having their parents select their outfits will have a far harder time picking out their own outfits as adults, then children who are allowed to select their own outfits from a young age.
In much the same way recent studies have shown that children who go to private schools which require uniforms often find it difficult to put together unique outfits for work each day. As they become used to wearing the same outfit five days a week.
Whereas children who grow up going to schools where students can pick their own outfits are well equipped as high school graduates to pick out their own outfits.
5. Your children will be keen to help you shop for their clothing if you allow them to put together their own outfits
If you find it a time consuming, difficult experience shopping for clothes for your child, without their input, you may find that if you allow your child to start styling their own outfits, they’ll volunteer to help you shop for their everyday clothing. Which should mean that shopping for your child’s clothing should take you half the time that it normally takes you.
As it’s extremely difficult to try and guess whether your child may like a particular item of clothing or whether they’ll hate it and refuse to wear it.
6. Your child will learn how to take care of their clothing
If your child feels as if they have ownership over their clothing, they’ll be far more likely to take great care of the clothing which you purchase them. Which means that you won’t have to replace your children’s clothing as often!
So why not start a new tradition tomorrow morning of letting your child select their own outfit?