Kids grow out of clothes so fast if you are like us you may frequently find items they have only worn once or twice...and I'm not talking about that Easter church outfit or the Christmas Smocks. I'm talking everyday clothes.
Recently a friend asked what do my 3 farm kids wear...do they wear the same thing to school that the wear to the farm? The short answer is the all have a basic "uniform" that they wear and yes whatever they wear to school, the store, etc they wear around the farm. However I don't want you to know that just by looking at them. Also I didn't set their "uniforms" they did...within acceptable limits ;)
Around our house we have found that our farm kids are attracted to certain clothes. When I asked our oldest (just turned 8) why he wore the same basic outfit daily his answer was simple...
1. I like it
2. It's comfortable
His style isn't what most 8 year old boys wear...
he doesn't care for athletic pants but wears them when the mood strikes, almost hates shorts (unless it's 100 degrees & he must not be going to the farm, and you rarely see him in tennis shoes unless it's PE day or his boots are too dirty.
His preference for clothes are jeans (he prefers Pro Rodeo jeans in a slim fit by Wrangler for their thickness), a button up shirt, and at this time of year a hoodie. He doesn't care for a jacket unless it's really cold. His shoes of choice are boots...really doesn't matter what kind as long as he doesn't have to tie them. I hate to admit the number of times he has wore his mud boots to school in the last year, but I promise it was more than the number of times he wore his tennis shoes. Oh and a belt! He get's pretty grumpy in the mornings when he can't find his belt. Another thing he hates to wear is overalls...that makes this momma's heart sad ;(
On the other hand our almost 3 year old Farmboy could care less about what he wears...
or honestly if he wears anything at all. It's almost like we are pushing his limits of acceptability to ask him to wear clothes outside the house. We don't force him to wear clothes in the house however we do ask that he keeps on undies, shorts or a diaper...however those request are many times ignored. Farmboy2 has a different build from his brother so fitting him is a little different.
And right now he is loving anything momma will make for him. (Melt my heart little boy, melt it away).
Farmgirl still doesn't get a choice in what she wears and honestly probably dresses better than the other 4 of us combined. It's rare to see her when she doesn't have a Bee & Binx or BK Bows bow in her hair, Sew Sassy pants, and a cute top...many times the tops are customs just for her. Throw in some Matilda Jane, smocked outfits and The Beaufort Bonnet company and you have her wardrobe almost complete. I suppose I love playing dress up with her more than I care to admit. But we are now getting to the stage that she's starting to move and I'm sure things may change some.
While not of them dress terribly on a daily basis I personally am particular about what they wear to church and many times they all coordinate with each other. For church and special events they have a completely different set of clothes which include polos, khakis, ties, suit jackets, smocked outfits, and more.
So I share all of this because to say we live on a budget and these clothes are the ones that I have found to with stand the test rough farmboy wear and tear while being pretty classic as well.
Children's Place button ups
Under Armor & Nike Hoodies
Church Attire: Khakis, Button ups, 1/4 zip sweaters, Coat & Tie
Carhartt- shirts, pants, & overalls
Osh'gosh overalls & button ups
Children's Place wind pants
Hand-me-down jeans & tee shirts
Church: Smocked Outfits, longalls, & JonJons...
(sometimes he will wear khakis and a nice shirt or sweater...we are then back into smocked and longalls because this momma isn't ready for him to grow up).
Tops: Old Navy, Momma Made, Matilda Jane Heat Pressed T's (made by a friend) and a few passed down from her brothers.
Bottoms: Sew Sassy, Matilda Jane and one pair of jeans (yes she only has 1 pair LOL)
Dresses: Matilda Jane, Kelly's Kids, & Momma Made,
**Church Outfits: The Beaufort Bonnet Company, Shrimp & Grits Kids, and various smocked brands
**These outfits are also know to rotate through her daily wear.