Kid’s jackets are one of those items of clothing that has a limited use in their wardrobe. Unlike other items, the jacket is usually pricier than other winter clothing. Finding the right size jacket and for a really good price can be a little difficult.
The time to start looking at this type of purchase is right at winter’s end when spring is in the air. It is now that these bulky items that take up a lot of shelf space are headed for the clearance racks. Don’t wait too long, because by summer, these jackets will basically be gone.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind besides the price when looking at kid’s jackets. The first is you want to go for a neutral color such as black, grey, blue, or brown. Even though there are many different color and pattern choices available, going neutral will be the best match for all of those other pieces of winter clothing your child has. You have to remember that you are buying for the future so those “fad” colors of this season aren’t necessarily going to be the hot trend next winter. Getting a neutral color ensures that you can match up things despite the trends.
The second thing is to remember that you will need larger sizes for next winter. Most kids have a tendency to shoot up during the summer months. You have to avoid the mistake of picking out a jacket size that would be too small for them. For jackets, it is better to go big rather than small. If you miss how big they are going to get, a little extra length in the sleeves doesn’t hinder them too much, and it can keep hands warm.
Finally, you have to consider the weather in your area. Obviously, light-weight jackets are going to be less expensive than heavy snow jackets. Your winter conditions may determine that you pick a high quality jacket that can withstand very cold temperatures. You may have to pay a little more than you would for a lighter jacket. It just depends on what part of the country that you are in.
The jacket is one of the higher priced items of clothing that you need for the winter season. Spring is the time to take advantage of clearance prices on this item. Just remember to stick with neutral colors, look for a bigger size, and take into consideration the weather patterns of your area. Planning ahead will keep you from paying higher prices later when the jackets again make an appearance on store shelves.