There are so many things to look forward to about fall. From autumn leaves floating through the crisp air to pumpkin-flavored everything and seasonal activities like apple picking, there's something special about this season. And for our kids, the start of a new school year is definitely what makes this part of the year so memorable. That's why back-to-school shopping feels so different from any other shopping trip, especially for the little trendsetters and budding fashionistas in our lives.
For kids who love to be on-trend, it's fun to keep the latest trending color palettes in mind when shopping for back-to-school looks. For fall 2021, some colors to be on the lookout for are dark or forest green, blush pink, sky blue, fire engine red, sandy or light brown, and bright or canary yellow. The great thing about this color palette is that there are endless ways to get creative and mix and match, both for adults' and kids' clothes alike.
Below are some outfit ideas for how you can put together using on-trend color combinations for your kids to rock this fall.
Darker green shades and lighter pink hues pair beautifully together, so we're glad to see these both on the fall 2021 color palette. You can get creative with how you mix and match these shades and will likely have some specific requirements in mind based on your kid's style and preferences. Here are two outfit ideas that feature these color trends to give you an idea of where to start.
Outfit One: This outfit is cute while still being easy and comfortable. It starts with a blush pink T-shirt or polo shirt layered under a dark green girls' cardigan. You can pair this top combo with trendy light denim jeans or jeggings or a neutral-toned skirt and either white sneakers or pink ballet flats. While dark green and blush pink are lovely colors on their own, they look even better together, so this will be an outfit that your little fashion-forward kiddo will be sure to want to wear again and again.
Outfit Two: Another outfit idea for rocking this color scheme starts with a vest for boys in on-trend evergreen layered over a subtle light pink polo shirt. This winning layered top combination looks great with dark denim but also with khaki pants. Regardless of the bottoms you choose, complete this outfit with some white sneakers or classic loafers for a back-to-school-ready outfit your little trendsetter will love.
Next up on our list is a really fun and vibrant color combination that's very much in style for fall 2021. This color trend is all about pairing light, sky blue with a pop of fire engine red. Check out two outfit ideas that feature these energetic hues.
Outfit One: This simple yet fun outfit centers around a bright red girls' polo shirt. Pair this top with sky blue pants or even very light denim jeans or leggings. The best shoes to rock with this outfit would be a pair of red Mary Janes or slip-on sneakers. This outfit is so comfy that your kiddo will be able to have the most epic time at recess while still feeling stylish.
Outfit Two: For another back-to-school outfit that's as trendy as it is comfy and casual, opt for a kids' T-shirt in sky blue paired with red pants and a favorite pair of sneakers. You can easily layer a sweater over this for added warmth or even get some extra style points with a denim jacket.
This is possibly the most autumnal of these color trends, so you and your kiddos will really have fun with these looks. Below are two outfit ideas that are perfect for celebrating the start of a new season and a new school year.
Outfit One: This first outfit idea that's right on trend with this color combination is a light brown or beige girls' skirt paired with a cheery yellow cardigan sweater layered over a plain white T-shirt or white polo. This outfit looks great dressed up with a pair of black tights and classic black Mary Janes or flats, or you can keep it more casual with comfy sneakers. Whether you add some dressy elements to this look or keep it casual, this outfit was made for your budding fashionista.
Outfit Two: Next up is a pair of classic khaki boys' pants paired with a yellow long-sleeved tee, either just in a solid color or a pattern that features this trending shade of canary yellow. If you want an added layer here, a dark denim jacket and a dark chocolate brown puffer are both great options.
With these fall color trends in mind, you'll win at back-to-school shopping with looks your kids can rock as they kick off the new school year in style.