Back to school…socks and all

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Summer holidays might seem endless when you’re a kid, but as a parent planning for the new term it’s over sooner than you’d think, especially if your little ones have undergone a growth spurt in the past few months and are no longer so little.

This means it’s time to go uniform shopping once again…

School Socks

Things to look out for

First things first, you need to see what still fits. Get them to stop hunting Pokémon for a couple of minutes and measure them up.

Once you’ve got a pile of clothes that are still the right size, see how much of it is actually wearable.

This will probably leave you with a pretty small pile, some of which will be discarded because it’s either "not fashionable” anymore, or because the school has changed its dress code. The long and short of it is that you’ll probably need a full uniform.

This includes:

  • Shirts and t-shirts
  • Jumpers
  • Trousers
  • Skirts
  • Shorts (every day and PE)
  • Shoes – trainers and smart shoes
  • Bag
  • Jacket (at least one, maybe a winter one as well)

And don’t forget the socks

School Socks
While the key items you’ll focus on will be the likes of shorts and skirts, polo tops and jumpers, getting them some comfy socks is just as important for a long day at school – especially if you’re also buying them new shoes.

We know that talk of socks isn’t going to get most kids excited, but if you can promise them an end to bulky toe seams, stinky feet and even throw in a bit of style then they might get on board.

Our range of kid’s school socks come in a variety of cool colours to suit most uniforms and tastes. Their bamboo fibres and wicking properties mean they’ll not only stay fresh during the school day, but also after a post-school run around the park. 

For girls, remember to buy some warm tights for those winter days stood around waiting for school buses. 

Don’t go cheap

There’s a temptation to try and save some pennies on clothes that you know will be destroyed by the end of term, whether it’s through enthusiastic art classes or celebrating break time goals by sliding on their knees.

Even though uniforms tend to be cheaper than regular clothes, a new study claims parents pay on average 45p a day for uniforms - more if you include PE kit.

This might make you want to cut corners even more, but it can actually pay off to invest in something a little higher quality - especially on items that get a lot of work like trousers, socks and shoes.

Buying cheap versions could mean you’re replacing them every few weeks, while something sturdier could last a couple of terms if you’re lucky.

And remember PE

Let’s not forget PE, or the kit. Left to their own devices kids would probably just keep their school socks on for PE, but as any parent will tell you, this will lead to pretty smelly feet  (which are only revealed when they kick off their shoes in the hallway at home!)

Make sure to buy them some proper sports socks that will provide their feet with support, as well as being more breathable so they’re less likely to hold sweat and smell.


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