When you are shopping for kids clothes, you are looking for a lot of different things, and some of them can seem downright contradictory. First, you want to find clothes that are durable. They need to be able to withstand wear and tear. Your kids will be out on the playground climbing slides, hanging on the monkey bars, running, falling, getting grass stains on their clothes, and generally having a great time. The stuff they wear should be able to put up with this kind of abuse day after day. You don't want to have to patch knees or elbows in your children's clothing. You just want it to last.
At the same time, you want the clothes to have style. You don't want your kids to look like everyone else's, and you want what they're wearing to reflect their individuality and personality. You want the little details that make clothes fun. The rosebuds on the sleeves, the embroidery on the seams, the secret pockets, and the emblems all add a certain flair. You want the colorful clothes to stay colorful and not fade. However, you don't want white clothing because it's almost impossible to keep whites white.. If you've been a parent longer than two weeks, you will probably avoid buying anything white for your children. Of course, your kids could wear rags, and, in your eyes, they'd still be adorable. But, you have to dress them well for the benefit of others. Everyone knows that there are people in this world who will judge your kids by the way they look. As a loving parent, you want your kids to be treated well, even by those people who think clothes are somehow a reflection of worth. So, you spend time shopping for just the right look--something that will last and something that is lovely, too.