This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
You would think that given the fact that my kids wear uniforms to school, back to school fashion would not be a big deal in my house. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. First, my oldest daughter gets one day a month where her school allows them to dress out of uniform and that is the day she most looks forward to all month. We’ve ruled out the possibility of wearing Elsa dresses on those days, but it’s still her chance to express herself through her own personal fashion. Plus, even on their days in uniform, I believe it’s important for them to find the right accessories to let their personalities shine through.
We took a trip to our local OshKosh B’gosh store for a mini back to school shopping spree and found a wide range of really cool, kid, and parent-approved looks to kick-start the new school year. My budding fashionistas gave me a little bit of a run down as far as their style and fashion necessities to help them shine and put their best foot forward this school year. With that said, here’s a list of necessities you’ll need this back to school season:
Jackets, Sweaters, Coats, etc.
Depending on where you live, a coat is something your kids are going to wear for a good part of the school year. Here in Atlanta, light jacket or sweater will usually suffice at least until late October or November usually. Allow your kids to choose something fun. With that said, be mindful of the current and changing fashion trends. The last thing you want is for your child to choose something she thinks is cool that may not make it through the whole season.
We went with a fashion forward jean jacket and warm flannel shirts to wear with a fresh pair of overalls. Those never go out of style!
If you have girls (or if you are a girl), you know that a great purse is also important. Although my kids don’t necessarily need a purse, they think they do to carry all of the random things they collect throughout the year. Older kids will likely be carrying their phones, wallets, makeup, etc.
Also, you may not think of backpacks as a fashion statement, but it’s one of the largest accessories your kids carry. Shouldn’t it be something fun or creative? I remember when I was younger, we didn’t have too many backpack choices, so we would instead accessorize as best as we could with stickers and patches and such. Luckily, you can find lots of choices at some of the larger OshKosh stores and online.
Graphic Tees and Prints
There’s nothing like a fun, positive graphic tee to encourage self-expression and individuality. OshKosh had huge selection of these on sale for only $5. The hardest part was narrowing down which ones to get!
I’m always amazed at how even my kids are shoe fanatics. Truth be told, shoes are among the biggest ways for them to make a statement about who they are – bright, colorful, maybe even a little shiny sometimes. OshKosh had a great selection of shoes, sneakers and boots which work for us both on uniform and non-uniform days.
Hats & Accessories
We all know a nice hat and accessories are the best and easiest ways to add some flare to any outfit. I loved the colorful and age-appropriate assortment of jewelry and hair accessories at OshKosh and well…the hat just brings it all together!
Here you have 5 must-have back-to-school fashion necessities for your little ones! If you still need to add some of these items to your kids’ wardrobes, save some money with this 25% off coupon at OshKosh B’gosh or use coupon code OKBG3136 online, valid through 9/30! Click here to find the OshKosh store nearest you.