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BS Class of 2021 Thread

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Replies to: BS Class of 2021 Thread

  • Korab1Korab1 Registered User Posts: 338 Member
    LOL - love this @bc12345 - I deal with the same thing every day. I don't even fight him on the no jacket thing anymore, as there is at least an equal chance he will leave it somewhere as there is that he will actually wear it.
  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 985 Member
    I would let BS peer pressure work its magic. I've lost miserably every single battle over clothing, but BS has proven to be my best friend and ally. Kids are smart and quickly self-correct when they look around and realize they're the only one dressed like a dud.
  • bc12345bc12345 Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
    @GoatMama well then work your magic,boarding school! This is exciting! Lol.
  • Korab1Korab1 Registered User Posts: 338 Member
    enlighten us @GoatMama - where are the kids shopping most frequently - VV and southern tides?
  • bc12345bc12345 Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
    Yes please help us @GoatMama !
  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 985 Member
    DD here says don't buy many clothes ahead of time. You'll see when you get there what others wear, and you'll know what to buy. She said in her school there isn't a particular brand that's prominent, it's more a certain look that kids are after. Adidas, Bean boots, S Perry, and Hunter boots are popular for footwear. Girls wear lots of leggings, and lululemons abound. She said to bring lots of workout clothes because you'll be in the gym more often than you realize. A few nice outfits for formal dinners/dances for boys. A few nice outfits for formal dinners for girls, and a couple of dresses for dances. You may want to wait buying these until you get a better sense of the school fashion. You can look at photos on FB, Instagram, and then school website to get a better idea. Also, girls borrow clothes from each other a lot. Definitely bring crazy, carnival wear like tutus, costumes, etc. for fun events.
  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 985 Member
    edited March 2017
    As for winter jackets and parkas, kids at her school wear just about everything, from Columbia and North Face to Patagonia and Canada Goose. (Ha! No Canada Goose in this household...)
  • Korab1Korab1 Registered User Posts: 338 Member
    @GoatMama your daughter is not at a formal dress school?
  • CTMom21CTMom21 Registered User Posts: 255 Junior Member
    The problem is that my kids have been driven to school, door to door, for the past 10 years -- no bus stop or walk to school. DS is in the short sleeves-and-hoodie (and sneakers in the snow) camp. Next year he will have to actually get outside and experience New England winter on a daily basis. I am fully on board with letting the dress code, peer pressure and some saintly dorm parents take over :-)
  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 985 Member
    Nope, no formal dress. There is a dress code for the school day (8 to 3:30 pm) - no torn jeans, leggings without a skirt/long sweater, spaghetti straps without a cardigan over, T-shirt with prints, athletic wear, etc. - but it's very basic.
  • Korab1Korab1 Registered User Posts: 338 Member
    edited March 2017
    Got it. The formal dress thing will be a little tougher to figure out - they have to show up with something that fits the dress code! We will certainly have eyes wide open on re-visit day.
  • bc12345bc12345 Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
    I feel like this is the first time since he was 2 that I actually have a chance to buy things that are cute and preppy! I remember the day he told me he only liked silky (lacrosse) shorts. Broken heart! Haha. Last year at his LPS the principal made a rule that all boys had to be wearing a coat. It was wonderful.
  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 985 Member
    To put #17 in a context, DD went to a small private school where no one would have blinked an eye if she showed up in her pajamas one morning. All she wore was T-shirts, shorts, and jeans. She left for BS with two suitcases, one of which contained exclusively T-shirts, shorts, and jeans. Fast-forward 6 months, and I have a nicely dressed girl wearing skirts, dresses, leggings, and colored jeans, and didn't do a thing for it to happen! Add to that the fact that her old private school, where her younger brother attends, introduced a semi-formal dress code at the beginning of the school year, and I feel like an accomplished parent! ;)
  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 985 Member
    @Korab1 Are you going to Hotchkiss? If so, @soxmom is a great resource!
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