Overwhelmed By Back-to-School Shopping? Here’s Your List to Get it Done

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Doesn’t it seem like kids grow a lot over the summer? Maybe it’s all the Vitamin D from outdoor play, but I know that when fall comes around, my kid’s leggings will likely look more like capris and their long-sleeve shirts won’t cover their wrists. So updating their wardrobe is an essential part of getting ready for the upcoming school year.

Usually before back-to-school clothes shopping, I enjoy a good old closet purge. I go through everything to see what my kids have outgrown, determine items that can become hand-me-downs for a younger sibling or cousins, and notice what is so stain-covered or full of holes I can’t believe I let it take up drawer space.

But once I have the baseline of clothes that made it through last year—and still fit—I often find myself shopping for back-to-school clothes without a plan for how much to buy or what goes with what, etc. Choosing to shop at one retailer can make back-to-school shopping that much easier. And again and again, I find myself at Old Navy.

 

Old Navy’s fall back-to-school collection is full of fun options for my kids—with tops, pants, dresses, and more they can mix and match to fit their own personal style.

 

Their fall back-to-school collection is full of fun options for my kids—with tops, pants, dresses, and more they can mix and match to fit their own personal style. Plus, I know Old Navy will help me stay on budget knowing all the other things—backpacks, water bottles, school supplies, extracurricular fees, etc.—I’ll need to buy before school begins.

To help plan out your kids back-to-school shopping, we created a checklist to keep track of what they have and what they might need for the upcoming year. Read on to download the list and shop our favorite items from Old Navy’s back-to-school collection.  (Of course, even though we’ve organized the picks into girls and boys, there are no rules for shopping both sections!)

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Shop Our Favorite Back to School Clothes From Old Navy!

 

Girls Back to School Clothes

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Short-Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt for Girls

Every kid needs "good energy vibes" heading into a new school year—and this tee gives just that!

7 styles available

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Long-Sleeve Thermal-Knit T-Shirt for Girls

This thermal-knit, long-sleeve shirt not only adds a needed basic to any kid's wardrobe, but is also a great layering piece as the weather gets colder.

8 colors and patterns available

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Striped Rib-Knit Lettuce-Edge T-Shirt for Girls

An elevated take on the basic T-shirt, this soft-washed, rib-knit top is also tag-free for added comfort.

3 colors available

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Printed Flutter-Sleeve Smocked Swing Top for Girls

A cute blouse for picture day (or any day, really), this floral shirt features the prettiest fall colors.

2 patterns available

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Cropped Button-Front Pocket Cardigan Sweater for Girls

A cozy rib-knit sweater is a must-have for chilly fall days, and we love the look of this button-front version with pockets.

2 colors available

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Graphic Crew-Neck Sweatshirt for Girls

This comfy sweatshirt gets an A+ in our book for its awesome message.

4 styles available

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High-Waisted PowerChill Crossover Flared Leggings for Girls

Flared leggings are back—and better than ever! This pair is sure to become a staple in any girl's closet this school year.

5 colors available

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High-Waisted Slouchy Ripped Wide-Leg Jeans for Girls

Every kid needs a classic pair of jeans and this distressed pair is affordably priced at just under $35.

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Slouchy Straight Dark-Wash Jean Overalls for Girls

Simply pair overalls with a patterned button-down or a long-sleeved tee for a cute and oh-so-easy fall outfit that any kid would love to wear.

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High-Waisted Button-Fly Jean Skirt for Girls

This skirt features an interior adjustable waistband to ensure a perfect fit for several school years.

2 washes available

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Puff-Sleeve Tiered Plaid Tie-Front Dress for Girls

Nothing says fall quite like plaid! This cotton dress has a relaxed fit throughout the body and hits just above the knee.

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Short-Sleeve Cinched-Waist Linen-Blend Utility Romper for Girls

A great item for early school days when the weather is still warm, this versatile romper would look awesome paired with booties and a floral headband.

4 colors available

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Gender-Neutral Cotton Non-Stretch Jean Jacket for Kids

How adorable is the smiley face detail on this gender-neutral denim jacket?! A fun add to any kid's closet.

2 washes available

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Gender-Neutral Chunky Color-Block Sneakers for Kids

The bold colors on these sneakers will make a statement with any back to school outfit this fall.

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Faux-Leather Mary-Jane T-Strap Shoes for Girls

These T-strap Mary-Jane shoes pair perfectly with jeans, skirts, dresses—everything!

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Faux-Leather Chelsea Boots for Girls

Another BTS wardrobe staple, these pink faux-leather, calf-height booties are a fun take on classic fall boots.

also available in brown

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Barrette Hair Clips for Girls (20-Pack)

This assorted pack of 20 hair clips are not only practical, but will look pretty with any outfit.

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Mommy & Mini Headband 2-Pack for Women & Girls

This two-pack of headbands includes one for mom and one for your LO to create an adorable #twinning moment!

3 styles available

 

Boys Back to School Clothes

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Slub-Knit Short-Sleeve Henley T-Shirt for Boys

Priced at just $14.99, this basic T-shirt looks a bit more dressy with its three-button henley style.

4 colors available

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Mario Kart™ Gender-Neutral Graphic T-Shirt for Kids

Nintendo fans can rep their favorite character with this relaxed-fit tee that's sure to get compliments in the classroom.

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Short-Sleeve Workwear-Pocket Jean Shirt for Boys

Made from soft-washed, 100% cotton denim, this workwear-style shirt is a great layering piece for boys.

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Long-Sleeve Thermal-Knit T-Shirt For Boys

Great to wear on its own or as a layering piece, a long-sleeve thermal is a must-have for any kid's closet this fall.

10 colors available

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Long-Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt for Boys

Any adventure-loving boy would like this long-sleeve graphic tee that features a tag-free label for added comfort.

7 styles available

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Gender-Neutral Color-Blocked Long-Sleeve Rugby Polo Shirt for Kids

This color-blocked rugby shirt would look great in First Day photos or in Picture Day snapshots!

2 colors available

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Plaid Flannel Utility Pocket Shirt for Boys

A cozy layer for crisp fall days, this shirt is sure to be a favorite all season long.

6 styles available

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Graphic Gender-Neutral Crew-Neck Sweatshirt for Kids

Your child will be feeling the good vibes when they wear this relaxed-fit, crew-neck sweatshirt.

3 styles available

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Long-Sleeve Gender-Neutral Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt for Kids

Just $15, this classic quarter-zip sweatshirt is the perfect addition to any boy's back to school wardrobe.

5 colors available

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Cargo Jogger Sweatpants for Boys

We love that these joggers can be dressed up or down and provide kids with a comfy yet put-together look for all-day wear.

4 colors available

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Slim 360° Stretch Jeans for Boys

These slim-fit jeans are both soft and stretchy and include an interior adjustable waistband for a custom fit. Plus, they're made with Built-In Tough fabric that prevents blown-out knees or accidental rips.

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OGC Chino Built-In Flex Taper Pants for Boys

Featuring an elasticized comfort waistband with a button closure, these chino pants are the ultimate combo of style meets comfort.

7 colors available

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Cozy Plaid Flannel Sherpa-Lined Shacket for Boys

This shacket's soft, warm-brushed flannel exterior is paired with a cozy sherpa lining and can be worn alone as a shirt or layered as a jacket.

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Gender-Neutral Canvas High-Top Sneakers for Kids

These versatile sneakers are made with durable canvas that can be easily spot cleaned and include cushioned insoles made with memory foam.

also available in black

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Canvas Slip-Ons for Boys

A pair of slip-on sneakers go with any outfit and are easy to take on and off.

3 styles available

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VesNylon Gender-Neutral Crushable Hat for Kids

A fun accessory to add to any look, this one-size-fits-all hat is great for any after school activity.

2 colors available

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Gender-Neutral Striped Crew Socks for Kids (3-Pack)

Stock up on new socks for the school year with these affordable three-packs for kids.

4 colors available

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Patterned Canvas Backpack for Kids

This durable (and stylish!) backpack features a two-way zip-top closure, padded shoulder straps with adjustable buckles and a mesh side pouch to hold a water bottle.

2 colors available

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