We can all remember the excitement of starting a new school year. Catching up with friends after an epic summer, meeting all of your new teachers, and the feeling of pulling brand-new school supplies out of your backpack are just a few of the things that make this day so magical for kids. And of course, with that comes the oh-so-important decision of what to wear on that first-day classes are back in session.
Many kiddos take this decision seriously. Perhaps they feel they changed over the summer and want their outfit to reflect that, or they just want to start the new school year off on the right foot (and in the right fit!). Below are 5 outfit ideas for the kids who want to showcase a cool look on the first day of the new school year.
It's easy for your little trendsetter to make a statement with a kids' graphic T-shirt. From tees with written messages like "Future Feminist" to tees with their favorite foods or maybe a funny pun on them, graphic T-shirts can create a cool style with minimal effort.
For the first outfit on our list, start with a graphic T-shirt on top and layer it under an open-front sweater or zip-front sweatshirt. Pair this winning top combo with black jeans or complementary leggings and some too-cool-for-school (or just the right amount of cool for school) high-top sneakers for a first day of school look that'll have your kiddo feeling comfy, cool, and confident.
For kids who like to keep it a little dressier, you can definitely help them assemble a very cool back-to-school look that centers around a dress. Dresses for girls can make any outfit feel special, which is suitable for the special occasion the first day of school is.
Opt for a cute tank top dress in a fun print, like rainbow stripes, and she can layer under a light denim jacket or cardigan and give this look extra cool points by pairing it with colorful tights and trendy sneakers.
You can complete this look with fun accessories, like a glittery headband!
Both kids and adults alike know that some of the coolest outfits start with the right pair of jeans, which is why we're basing this next first day of school look around denim. One thing to keep in mind here is that you'll want to help your kiddo pick out special jeans for the occasion since they'll still want this outfit to feel memorable despite somewhat casual bottoms.
Go with a pair of dark blue kids' jeans in a classic fit that they can cuff at the bottom to show off a fun pair of socks. Pair these bottoms with a patterned long-sleeve tee, like horizontal stripes or a fun graphic, and complete the look with a pair of classic-cool low-top kicks. For added comfort and in case it gets chilly inside the classroom, make sure to include a puffer vest layer in a complementary color.
Nothing says back to school cool quite like a quintessential on-trend fall sweater. For the budding fashionista in the family, pair a sweater for girls in a classic seasonal shade like burnt orange or yellow with a mid-thigh-length skirt or skort, complementary tights, and ankle boots or her coolest sneakers. Boys' sweaters also provide some perfectly on-trend options. Start with a laid-back fleece snap neck pullover in a fun print like blue tie-dye with a lime-green collar, and pair this top with green or blue pants and cool high-top sneakers. This outfit will have your kiddo feeling both trendy and comfy on their first day back in class!
One easy way to assemble a first day of school look that's equal parts cool and sharp is to include a girls' polo shirt . Polo shirts can make any outfit feel just the right amount of dressed up, thanks to their collars and classic cuts.
For a cool take on this school-ready top, opt for a long-sleeve mesh polo shirt in a vibrant shade like baby blue or light pink and pair it with some black jeans or leggings and some skateboard-inspired high-top sneakers. You can complete this look with a patterned headband or a print vest.
No matter your kiddo's personal style, these easy outfit ideas are sure to bring them an added cool factor that'll make their first day of school even more memorable. We hope they have the best first day back ever!