Everyone is saying it, but 2018 really is flying by and the 6 week summer holiday has been no different. Whether you've got children young or old, you're likely praying for September to come back around. Whilst the little'uns have ran you ragged, you're at the end of your tether dealing with the general sass that exudes from teenagers. But there's still one more battle to commence and My Favourite Voucher Codes are here to help you through it.
What is it, you may ask? Well, wrestling your teenager into a school appropriate uniform, of course. They may bite tooth and nail to wear black skinny jeans rather than the required tailored trousers and try to convince you trainers are cooler, as if we were the ones born yesterday. And let's not even get started on the lengths of skirts. Thankfully Debenhams have a range of stylish uniform options for the secondary boys and girls. Better still, in their Up to 30% off Spectacular Event, there's 20% off across their Back to School range.
So allow us to talk you through our tips and tricks for putting together school appropriate outfits for the new academic year. You might even earn some cool points from your disgruntled teens. Stranger things have happened, right?
School Shirts for Teenage Boys and Girls
First things first, shirts. When it comes to your teenage girl especially, it may be time to bid farewell to the cheap confines of a multi-pack of 5 shirts. Yes, it may prove the cheapest option, but these shirts are rarely flattering. They're clunky, baggy and not particularly feminine. However, the Debenhams pack of 2 girls' white short sleeve blouses, now with 20% off starting from just £5.60, come with a sweet curved collar detail, still ideal for if their uniform includes a tie. The short sleeves also gather slightly to give a ruffled effect that she'll feel pretty in. Boys will likely be more laid back, but we'd always recommend buying slim or regular fit to accommodate for their physique.
Tip: Regardless of what style of shirt you end up opting for, they'll forgive you for your choices if the shirt at least fits. Being a teenager has its hardships, so a shirt that is flattering and fits them properly will make them feel more confident. Neither boys or girls want billowy shirts that balloon.
Slim Fit Trousers for Back to School with Debenhams Voucher Codes
For trousers, it's a good idea to remind yourself of the school guidelines. Whilst there are plenty of options for smart slim fit trousers that resemble those skinny jeans they're always trying to sneak out of the house in, some schools may prefer straight or wider cuts. As long as they're not made from denim, though, you can pretty much guarantee you'll be safe. Get more for your money with the great packs of 2 starting from £6.50 across trousers for older boys and girls.
Tip: Debenhams offer black, grey and navy options, so there's no need to shop anywhere else to complete their uniform ready to head back to school. Do it all in one place from the comfort of your own home with our Debenhams Voucher Codes and you can also get free delivery when you meet a minimum spend of £50.
How to Make Your Child Wear Weather Appropriate School Shoes
Whether your teenage boy wants to wear his Nike high tops or she wants the flimsiest pair of flats that will likely drench her feet if there's even just one spot of rain. If we're being honest, this is maybe your biggest battle when it comes to kitting out ready for back to school. A lot of opinions will be flying around, but for you there are two things that you're absolutely sure of: their shoes must be waterproof and they must be durable.
Luckily Debenhams can meet you halfway with fashionable options, too. For your teenage girl, their brogues are a cute, delicate choice or for something a bit trendier, the Clarks 'Frankie Roam' school boots. Or why not for your teenage son, the Clarks military style boots, or a classic lace up shoe?
Tip: It pays to spend a little more money. You can guarantee quality and you might even be able to pick up branded footwear they'll deem cool enough to wear in front of their mates in the school courtyard. With 20% off for leather school shoes, it just makes sense.
School Bags to Hold All Your Child's Supplies
As a parent, our bag of choice for our children as they head off to school would be a backpack. Great for accommodating all their school supplies, the two straps mean the weight will be evenly distributed across their shoulders, too. With so many great designs out there, finding a backpack they like realistically shouldn't be too difficult. With a new range of Hype backpacks, you can buy backpacks with bold prints, or something a little more understated.
Our picks would be the dark red backpack with classic embroidered logo. Or make more of a statement in the canteen with this mint green, white specked backpack.
Tip: Pick your battles. If they want to take a handbag to school or, worst still, the smallest bag known to man, that's their call. Ultimately, they're the ones that have to cart all their school books around on top of their PE kit, so if they do that in a plastic carrier bag, that's their call. Allow them to pick and they might just let up on the other parts of their school uniform. Might.
Really, we think your kids will be the coolest teenagers around with parents that buy them only the best school uniform.
With the My Favourite Voucher Codes guide you won't be getting any letters home any time soon about your teenagers bad attitude. And, better still, you'll have benefited from an amazing 20% discount on school uniform in Debenhams' Spectacular up to 30% off Event.
Enjoy your last few weeks of summer holiday madness and, fingers crossed, even avoid a screaming match with your delightful teenagers.
Posted By: Alice Marshall - My Favourite Voucher Codes - 21st August 2018