A friend of mine who has four children once told me that you can only dictate what your child wears to a certain point. It doesn’t necessarily come at a particular age, but instead there comes a moment when your kid will tell YOU what’s in style, or what their friends are wearing. So, whenever I’m pulling together a back to school items for a child- focused photo shoot, I try to think like a kid does. I take into consideration the influences that children are exposed to everyday, and I try to incorporate that into what I bring to the photo shoot. Then like any smart adult, I give them some choices. Kids are very vocal about what they like, and what they don’t like – it’s as simple as that. So, when they actually like what I have for them to wear, I feel like I’ve hit a home run!
Goodwill Fashion Expert—Bjorn Nasett
Wisconsin farm boy, Bjorn Nasett has a career that spans 30 years. He enjoys being a writer, wardrobe stylist, vintage and resale clothing expert, hair stylist, makeup artist and photographer! In his spare time he adopts senior dogs and strongly believes in pet adoption. Check out his website www.fashionfarmboy.com!
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Fashion trends are like the tides of the ocean. They come and go day in and day out, year after year. Some trends wash up on shore and hang around a little longer than others; while some are passing fancies swept right back out to the sea of style. I’ve composed a roundup of this year’s top back-to-school trends that are not only cool looking, but creative and practical as well. Take your kids to Goodwill with you and let them participate in the process of selecting some awesome looks that they’ll live in during another year of hitting the books!
Ask any parent what the most important back to school clothing item for their kids are and they’ll tell you “jeans.” I have firsthand knowledge that this is the case. While out scouting my local Goodwill stores for some upcoming Back-to-School (BTS) fashion shows and photo shoots, I ran into a good friend and her daughter who were already shopping for back-to-school wardrobe items. Her tall, willowy grade-school age daughter was trying on jeans in the fitting room. She emerged all smiles, as mom approved of the fit of the dark wash skinny jeans she had on. That day they bought several pairs in different styles, as well as lots of button down shirts and tee shirts for her older brother to layer over his own jeans! Denim is the ultimate workhorse of BTS fashion without question. It holds up to lots of rough and tough wear from kids and adults alike, but it’s especially great because of the style potential it gives those who wear it. There are tons of items made from this sturdy cotton (sometimes cotton blend for stretch) fabric. So keep your eye out for the items I mention below as you shop for BTS bargains at Goodwill!