I was so excited recently when I won a LuLaRoe giveaway. It was for a mystery item, and I watched the mailbox every day, waiting for the postman to deliver my prize. When it arrived, I tore open the package to reveal a super pretty Irma. I put it on … and it was a tent. The shirt was an XXS and it looked like I could fit a few more of me inside it.
I spoke to my friend Mallory, another LuLaRoe consultant, and she told me to try a Gracie. It’s the kids’ version of an Irma. I did, and it fit so much better. (It’s actually the one I’m wearing in the photo above.) It was a good reminder to always shop in the kids’ section.
Why You Should Always Shop In The Kids’ Section
1. It’s cheaper.
Let’s take this LuLaRoe as an example. The Irma cost $35. The Gracie is just $28. That’s a $7 savings per shirt. And it’s not just LuLaRoe either. For the most part, kids’ items are a lot less than adults. So if you can fit into kids’ tops, shoes, etc., go ahead and grab them. You can find similar cuts and styles for a fraction of the cost.
My winter jacket is actually a kids’ jacket that I got at an outlet. I was able to try on both a women’s jacket and a kids’. The smallest women’s and the largest kids’ jackets were the same size, but the price was so different. So of course, I went with the kids’ size and saved a ton.
2. The patterns are more fun.
I love so many kids’ items because they’re just cute. Sometimes they’re specifically cute for kids, but other times, they’re patterns adults can wear as well. You do have to be sort of picky about it sometimes because tulle skirts and glitter are not very adult-like, but if you take your time, you can often find something great.
If you can’t fit into something like kids’ leggings (I can’t even though I’m pretty short), check out other items like accessories or socks. Those are really cute too.
3. There’s less of a chance of matching someone.
I just posted a photo on Facebook of six wedding guests who showed up to a wedding wearing the same dress. They weren’t the bridesmaids, just random guests. They laughed and took a photo, but I’m sure they were all a little embarrassed. If one of them had shopped in the children’s section, she would have had a different dress and wouldn’t have matched anyone. Worth it to me.
Do you shop in the kids’ section? Let us know your reasons why in the comments.
And if you’re into LuLaRoe, be sure to check out my friend Mallory’s LuLaRoe group. She has a live sale every Thursday and, since today is Thursday, today’s a good day to check out her group!