For a kid, the first day of school is like starting a new job. You have a new boss (teacher) to impress, new co-workers (classmates), and a whole new agenda to get used to. But first days can be stress-free if students are prepared and feeling good about themselves. That’s where back-to-school shopping comes in — here’s how to shop like a pro for the key items kids need to make the first day a cinch.
First things first: you need some new closet staples and the all-important first-day outfit. Leggings are a perfect, easy go-to since they are comfortable and colorful. (Later they take Fall and Spring pieces into Winter by adding a layer of warmth — bonus.
A backpack is on display daily and holds a kid’s world within its zippers. As long as it’s practically sized and has the storage they need, let your student pick the one they love the most — they’re carrying it all the time!
Graphic tees let kids express their fandoms, personalities, and individual style. Pick out a few that help your student wear elements of their identity front and center — you never know what friends may meet over a shared love of space, animals, or pop culture.
Get the look: Boys' Slow Jams Graphic Short Sleeve T-Shirt