Swimsuits In February? Yes!

Swimsuits In February? Yes!

 

OK. If there is one thing I learned since moving to Arizona, it is to buy swimsuits for your kids early! When we lived in Michigan, I never noticed. I just ran up to whatever store and grabbed what looked cute. Target. Children’s Place. Old Navy. Gap. Whatever. It was fine.

In Arizona, we wear swimsuits much sooner than the rest of the United States, obviously, because it is already over 80 degrees in February. Pools are opening. People are vacationing. Resort wear is on the market. Resort wear are those clothes that the stores bring out this time of year for all those lucky folks that are heading on a trip to a warm and inviting locale or on a cruise. It seems convenient. I mean, if I were going on a cruise, I’d like to buy some new clothes for it.

But, here’s where the planning ahead comes into play. With the economy so slow, many stores no longer re-stock with more and/ or new styles for the summer. Once they sell out of the resort wear, or cruise wear as some people call it, that’s it. There is no more. Now, if you were just going to grab a pair of plain swim trunks for a baby boy, that’s no big deal but if you have little fashionista daughters at home, it’s a problem.  

If you want the best selection and the cutest styles, you need to log on or head in to your favorite store and buy your summer bathing suits now. Yes. It is weird to shop for suits while the snow is still flying, but it’s necessary for the cuteness factor.