It’s that time of year where I unwillingly drag my child to the store to find back to school outfits. Sometimes my kid is a willing participate and we have a fun day deciding what she’ll wear during those first few months. Most of the time, though, she wants nothing to do with it. I guess because it means that her summer is almost over? During those times, I have to grab a few items myself to round out the wardrobe. If you’re on the hunt for outfit ideas to fill out your shopping, you have come to the right place! I’ve put together a list of some pieces you will want to snag, check them out!
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Back To School Outfits
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I usually aim for seven to ten tops in various colors with three being long sleeve to start the school year. I also aim for five to seven bottoms, including at least one pair of black pants. For girls, you can also mix dresses and skirts into the mix. While this list isn’t all inclusive, it always gives me a great starting point for the school year! Make sure you check out your school’s dress code carefully before you begin shopping. Each school is different with the rules, and it’s frustrating to find you can only wear half of the new wardrobe you bought!
Boy’s Dickies Short Sleeved Polo
A few short sleeved polos are usually a good idea at the beginning of the year, and these Boy’s Dickies Short Sleeved Polo are my pick. They look smart, come in a variety of colors, and are a great addition to any boy back to school wardrobe. These polos are soft, comfortable and also do comply with a lot of schools who have uniform policies. If you don’t have to comply with uniforms, you can choose almost any color you could want!
Short Sleeve Woven Shirt With Graphic Tee
Here’s a great combo for the boy who loves wearing t-shirts everywhere, the Short Sleeve Woven Shirt With Graphic Tee. These short sleeve woven shirts are matched with t-shirts of various styles. This makes it easy to match sets together, plus they come in a lot of color and style choices. I love this monkey astronaut t-shirt! Some schools do not allow any graphics on shirts, so make sure to be mindful of your school’s dress code.
Boys 8-20 Chaps Twill Pants
You are going to need a good couple solid pairs of slacks for school My favorite, and the favorite of several of my friends are these Boys 8-20 Chaps Twill Pants. These durable pants are available in khaki, gray, navy, and black. They should easily compile with many different dress codes, and will be a staple in your back to school wardrobe.
Boys 4-20 Chaps Solid Oxford Button-Down Shirt
Likely you will need at least one button down shirt for the year, and if you have a uniform to comply with you may need even more. One of my favorite picks is this reliable Boys 4-20 Chaps Solid Oxford Button-Down Shirt. The best part? Pull this shirt straight out of the dryer, give it a good shake, and you can skip ironing while still looking sharp.
Girls Back To School Clothes Ideas
Girls Mudd Handkerchief Dress
My little girl prefers dresses these days, so I knew right away this cute Girls Mudd Handkerchief Dress needs to be on my back to school outfit list. This dress is available in several different colors and patterns, and pairs with legging or boots for more variety.
Girls French Toast Scalloped Lace Henley
A Henley-style long sleeve shirt is one of my go-to styles. It’s comfortable, has a few little details, and it looks crisp and clean for school. This Girls French Toast Scalloped Lace Henleys available in five different colors, and is also great for layering as the temperature drops later in fall.
George Girls’ School Uniforms, Flat Front Pant
We go through so many pairs of pants that value is super important to me. The kid is growing like a weed! Check out these George Girls’ School Uniforms, Flat Front Pants available in khaki, gray, and black. These pants will go with pretty much everything and look sharp for school.
Button-Front Peplum Shirt
This fun Button-Front Peplum Shirt needs to be in your little girl’s wardrobe. There are a variety of color choices, plus it styles easily with pants or leggings if they are allowed. Roll up the sleeves on a warmer day, or leave them down to beat a fall chill.
French Toast Pom-Pom Full-Zip Sweater
Fall can quickly become chilly in many places, which is why layers are key. This adorable French Toast Pom-Pom Full-Zip Sweater is perfect for throwing over many different outfits. You can find this sweater available in pink, black, and a cream color.