OK. Now that kids across the country are firmly in school and your brain is no longer racing with all of the things you needed to get them out of your house, let’s talk shopping.
Because if you’re like me and you remember back-to-school shopping, it was always for fall clothes. But, let’s be honest, how can you wrap your brain around shopping for long-sleeved shirts and jeans when it’s scorching hot outside and you know your kids are just going to wear their summer threads for at least the first week or two back?
But now, friends, it’s time to sink your teeth into fall wardrobe refreshers.
Wheat Canada was kind enough to send along a few fab pieces from its autumn collection, and Miss Q and The K Man had a grand time being my little models:
Each of my kids happily wears Wheat. And they do so often, because in addition to the lovely samples the brand has sent my way, I’ve also bought a tonne of Wheat clothes for my kids, and for family and friends’ kids as gifts. Why? Because they look great, fit like a dream and wash really, really well — time and again.
Most important: kids can PLAY like kids in Wheat clothes.
Since the designs and colours are complementary from season to season, I also find that it’s really easy to mix and match pieces that may still fit from earlier in the year, too. Layering is also super simple with Wheat garb; I love popping leggings under a dress or skirt for Miss Q, or putting a short-sleeved shirt over a long-sleeved one for either kid (especially in contrasting colours!). And with our unpredictable Canadian weather, layering isn’t only a good, fashion-y thing — it’s a must.
With the exception of the few pieces we have that apparently may shrivel up and die if loaded into a dryer, Wheat offers a discerning mom like me all of the things that make me want to shop with them over and over. And at a price point that doesn’t make me want to run away screaming or roll on the floor in a fit of laughter.
There are no $68 tights or $240 dresses here. In fact, Wheat’s clothes are remarkably cheaper in Canada than anywhere else in the world. And that’s because they’re distributed and sold differently here — lucky for us. Because I plan to be a customer for a long time.
If you’re not already a Wheat Canada Facebook fan, I suggest you give that page a “like,” because it’s where the brand announces its killer sales (we’re talking up to 50 per cent off sale prices!) and Mystery Bundle deals.
Just don’t say I didn’t warn you…