The best money spent is on the purchases that give you the most bang for your buck. When it comes to fashion, it can be a little tricky as seasons come and go. What was once in style at the beginning of the year, can quickly be outdated toward the end of the year. However, when it comes to dresses for little girls, there are creative ways to make them last for a few seasons. When shopping for girls spring dresses, look for these colours, cuts, and styles to repurpose them for as long as you can. 

Colours

Spring is usually associated with pastels and bright colours. However, if you want a dress your little one can wear year-round, it’s best to stick with colours that are toned down such as mustard, mauve, green, rust, beige, and of course, red. Red is always fashionable throughout the year, starting with New Year’s and Valentine’s outfits, and ending with Christmas ensembles. If choosing the more popular colours for spring, make sure you can mix them with darker colours for fall and winter. For example, a pastel blue dress can be combined with a black pair of leggings, brown leather boots, and a brown leather jacket. 

Cut and style

Dresses that are casual or come in cuts that you can layer are the most versatile. An example of this is a long-sleeved shirt underneath a strappy spring dress, an overall dress, or a flowy shirt dress. For more layers, add a denim or leather jacket and some thermal tights to keep her legs warm on cooler fall days. 

Thinking outside of the box also helps with adding a variety of style choices. For example, a turtleneck sweater can be used over a dress to show just the bottom skirt of the dress. As for bottoms, her tights, leggings, and even her favourite pair of knee-high socks would work. 

Fabric

Spring is the season that transitions from cold winter days to warmer temperatures, so it’s not quite hot enough to wear lightweight clothing but it’s also not cold enough to start wearing wools and furs. Depending on where you live, spring can have a similar feel to fall so wearing fabrics that keep you comfortable for both seasons should be familiar. Materials such as cotton, chambray, seersucker, jersey, and denim are all great choices to wear during both seasons. Although chambray, seersucker, and jersey are very lightweight materials that are perfect for spring, they are also great fabrics to layer on top or beneath other pieces of clothing during fall. An example of this would be a short-sleeved cotton dress worn by itself during spring that could also be layered with a flannel shirt on top and some warm bottoms. 

Keeping these small tips in mind can stretch your budget out as the seasons’ change. You won’t have to worry as much about shopping every time the weather changes for every season.