Summer: it was bound to come to an end sometime. While we know you might be secretly celebrating, your kids are probably lamenting the end of late nights spent stargazing and long afternoons by the lake. If you’re looking for something to motivate them on their first day back, we recommend putting together an outfit that’ll give them some classroom confidence. With kids’ fashion that’s this cute, you might find yourself wishing you were headed back to school too!
For the Girls.
Tops & Bottoms.
Baby Capilene® Silkweight Sun Hoody
Silver Ridge III Convertible Pant – Girl’s
Even in September, the sun can be fierce. If you sometimes struggle with getting enough sun protection on your kids before they run out the door in the morning, the Baby Capilene Silkweight Sun Hoody from Patagonia is the perfect choice for a back to school outfit that will shield your little one from the sun’s rays without compromising on cuteness.
For even more sun protection for back to school, we recommend the Silver Ridge III Convertible Pant from Columbia. With built-in Omni-Shade UPF 30, this comfortable and versatile design goes from full-length pants to shorts in seconds, making it ideal for the first day of school and beyond.
First Day of School Dress.
Looking for a dress for back to school that combines the scholarly look of a uniform with some fashion appeal? The sweet collar and buttoned cuffs on the Striped Shirt Dress from Birdz Children & Co. will have her looking like she’s top of the class before she opens her first book. This timeless frock features a bit of stretch for added ease of movement when the recess bell rings.
Classic Vans Shoes.
Harry Potter Authentic
If she loves all things bright and sparkly, add the Classic Slip-On Shoes from Vans to her back to school outfit. This easy slip-on style comes with a translucent glitter sole that’s nothing less than irresistible.
Check out the Vans X Harry Potter shoes for some Hogwarts inspired style. Even though your daughter might wish she’s studying Herbology instead of History, these Elastic Lace Authentics will have her looking like Hermione.
Kids Kånken Backpack.
Top off her back to school outfit with a perfectly-sized Kånken Mini 7L Backpack from Fjällräven. With its charming logo, functional design and rainbow of colour options, this backpack is a first day essential. And since it was actually created to prevent back problems, you can rest easy knowing your little girl is carrying her textbooks in comfort with the best backpack for school.
For the Boys.
Early fall can be tricky, weather-wise. That’s why a jacket that’s waterproof yet light, like the Boy’s RESOLVE Reflective Jacket by The North Face, is an important part of any back to school outfit. Secure zippered pockets for storing treasures and a comfortable lining mean it’s the first thing he’ll reach for, while its high visibility will give you peace of mind.
Cozy Fleece Sweater.
Need a little extra warmth? The Baby Micro D® Snap-T® Jacket from Patagonia is just the thing. With a cozy fleece construction, handwarmer pockets and an eye-catching colourblock, he’ll always be excited to play outside.
Shoes & Sneakers.
Chandler CNX Shoes
For a little guy who’s always on the go, we recommend the Chandler CNX Big Kids Shoes from Keen. Elastic lacing makes them a snap for him to put on and take off by himself, while the non-marking sole features a special lug pattern that will give him extra traction in both the gym and the schoolyard.
If he prefers a sportier back to school outfit, the Kilwi sneaker from Geox is another great kids’ fashion pick, with its bold colours and panelled construction giving it a vintage vibe. Pair this shoe with the comfortable Jogger pant from Birdz Children & Co. for the ultimate in city-ready kids’ style.
Little Guys’ Hat.
If your son is already well on his way to becoming a tiny trendsetter, the SUP! snapback from Headster is the headgear to choose. Its classic shape and fresh illustrations are sure to confirm his cool kid status on the first day of school.
Discover More Kids’ Fashion.
Kids’ fashion has never been more fun (and functional). With an amazing back to school outfit to rock on their first day, your kids can stop worrying about homework and start looking forward to making new friends!