As much as I hate to admit it, it’s back to school time. I love having my kids home during the summer, and always feel a bit (or a lot!) sad when they head back. One thing I do like about back to school time, however, is back to school shopping! While I usually do most of our shopping online, this year we went out to do our shopping. It was definitely eye opening to see what was popular for kids this year!
My son is simple…sports shirt, track pants, tennies, and he’s done. He’s not interested in anything with buttons or collars or zippers. If he can’t pull it on and take off, he’s not interested!
When shopping for him, I buy lots and lots of t-shirts. T-shirts are great for the warmer months, and when the weather turns cooler, throw on a long sleeve t, add one of his stylish short sleeve t-shirts, and he’s off! (Basically, getting ready for my son should take no longer than 4.93 seconds!) Buying things this way is such an economical choice for us, because t-shirts, whether long or short sleeved, are always budget friendly!
My daughter, however is completely different. As someone who’s going into middle school, I’ve watched her style begin to slowly change from t-shirts and yoga pants to things that are much more stylish. She used to be all about the comfort, but now, she’s becoming more interested in things that look like her favorite characters on TV.
I’ve noticed this year bright colors and particularly, NEON are extremely popular. The brighter, the better! My daughter is drawn to these things like a moth to a flame. I can’t tell you how bright her closet is right now…and she couldn’t be happier! She also loves shoes similar to the ones above. She loves collecting them in various colors. They’re great because they’re comfortable, and a bit more stylish than typical tennies.
I’ve also noticed that anything 80s is back again with a bang! My daughter has several crop tops, and even some that are off the shoulder! (Of course, she’s wearing tanks underneath…she’s only 11!) It was so odd to be strolling around looking at stores that were similarly stocked as they were when I was a kid! It definitely made it easier to help her select clothes, though…just choose something I would have worn when I was her age, and it was a sure winner!
Have you started back to school shopping? What do you do to make shopping more economical?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.