Back-to-school season is here! Whether you're shopping for yourself or your child, the process may not be as easy as it seems. Here are some tips for making back-to-school shopping easy and successful!

This blog is about 3 back-to-school clothing tips for kids.

Ditch the clothes and pick up some essentials--shoes, stationary, a backpack, etc.

Clothes are expensive and you will likely change your child's style every year. Buy a few things at the beginning of the school year (think shoes, stationary, a backpack) and supplement with thrift store finds as needed.

If your child needs a uniform, you may not want to buy the whole set. Instead of buying everything from one store (shoes, shirt, pants), take advantage of sales and find what is on sale at different stores then combine them into a single purchase.

Shopping with your children will allow them some input as well as help you to keep an eye on what they are picking out. If your child is too young for this, enlist the help of a friend or family member who can take them through department stores and allow them some input in their selection process.

Pick clothes that are versatile and can be worn at school or home.

Consider color, patterns, and style.

Clothing that can be worn at school: striped shirts or polo shirts are a good choice as they match almost everything else. The colors should be muted so it goes well with the classroom's interior design if there is one.

Clothes for home: You will need to pick clothes that are comfortable at home, so use softer colors for pajamas and sleepwear.

Clothes that can be used in any season: For clothes that will serve for all seasons you should pick the basics such as jeans or pants. You should also buy shirts with long sleeves and turtlenecks to wear during fall and winter.

Shop around in different stores to find the best deals.

Shop around in different stores to find the best deals. Don't buy too many clothes at once because it'll be hard to match outfits. It's important for kid's clothing to stay in style, so don't go with something that is going out of fashion anytime soon.

That being said, children grow quickly and they're always changing their minds on what colors or styles they like.


I hope that these three back-to-school clothing tips for kids helped you on your shopping trip. Watch out for sales to snag some awesome clothes for your kids!