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Back to School Outfits - Clothes for Every Kids' Personality!

Melissa Troise

Posted on August 14 2018

It's that time of year that they have to choose what to wear to school!  Trying to figure out the best place for back to school clothes shopping?  We vote for children's boutiques as the best source for your child's back to school outfits!  Why?  Let us count the ways.  You can avoid the mall craziness by shopping online or in your local shop, where personalized shoppers know your child and can take the guess work out of sizing and coordinating.  Plus, boutiques carry lots of brands, so you can find styles to suit every kid's personality. You're not limited to one brand identity. And, a back to school boutique outfit will really stand out in the crowd!  

First day of school outfits

Kids' school clothes don't have to be boring or "uniform" (forgive the pun) - they can also be cool and full of self expression. Clothes can help kids show off their unique personalities, and can make them feel comfortable and confident. Children's boutiques offer an abundance of cute back to school outfits for girls and boys alike! Our most important tips for choosing back to school clothes are:

Choose comfortable clothes for school

Pick clothes that kids can wear all day in comfort.  School clothing should allow for easy movement on the playground and in gym, but should also keep them comfy while sitting for lessons so they can focus on what's important and not be fussing with their clothing. One of our all-time favorite boy and girl brands for comfort is Joah Love.  Made of super soft fabrics (including amazing faux cashmere!) that even our most sensitive kids love, it also washes really well and lasts all season long no matter how much they wear it.  With an urban street style and unique designs, Joah Love is definitely a school-worthy brand to try!

Joah Love boys clothing

Choose clothes that say "this is me!"

Let them pick clothes THEY love (as long as it's appropriate for school of course).  When they feel confident and personally connected to their clothes, it can make a difference in their school day.  For unicorn and dinosaur lovers, try Appaman and Chaser Kids or Paper Wings.  You'll find lots of dinosaur and unicorn themed clothing for boys and girls. For little naturalists who like subtle color and natural graphics and prints, try the most trendy brand in the kids' boutique market today - Rylee and Cru.  For girls who like bright colors and frills, try Pink Chicken's new range of dresses with everything from rainbow dots to llamas.  See what we mean?  No matter how different each kid's style is, children's boutiques will have something that just SUITS them.

Joah Love velour track suits for girls

Consider the weather!

It's likely to be warm still in September and October, so make sure you pick up some short sleeve options as well.  Most boutique kids' clothing brands offer short sleeve tees and dresses for early Fall practicality.  Then you can just layer them with cardigans and leggings as the weather gets cooler.  Look for pieces that transition easily from one season to the next - you'll get more wear out of them!

Back to school outfits for middle school

Middle school comes at one of the most challenging ages for kids.   So what to wear on the first day of middle school?  How can you find something that you both feel good about?  We've searched high and low with our tween daughters as consultants to find back to school clothes for girls that we as moms also love.  It's more important than ever in middle school that girls feel comfortable in what they are wearing, to give them confidence.

Spreading positive messages with every garment, Izzy Be makes our daughters' favorite tween clothing.  Izzy Be lets kids speak their voice through their clothing.  With reminders to "be kind" and welcome everyone, their clothes also have trendy cuts and colors, so they make the perfect middle school outfits.

Tiny Whales and Tractr make our girls' other top picks - Tiny Whales for their hip graphic tees and sweatshirts and Tractr for their cool skinny jeans (which let's face it, they wear every day if they're not wearing leggings).

Izzy Be Tween Girl Clothing

Back to school shopping does not have to be a chore that you and your kids dread.  Make it fun!  Shop children's boutiques and give them choices they'll actually want to wear - outfits that will make them excited to go back to school and have the best year ever.  

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