Our Favorite Back to School Fashion Picks for Kids

I’ll be honest.

I used to be super particular about the clothes I would buy my infant children. A certain aesthetic, certain brands, certain materials – the whole nine.

Then, they started growing.

And, I realized that this little only-buying-particular-clothing habit of mine was going to cost me a pretty penny and most of my free time. Shopping for kids is not an easy thing to begin with. First of all, they grow so fast and wear through clothing so quickly with their constant movement and rough play, that shopping for their clothing was quickly becoming my side hustle. Second, it didn’t take long for me to realize that what I wanted them to wear and what they wanted to wear were two entirely different things.

In all of my efforts to model consent in our family, here I was making the decisions on what they got to put on their bodies. It didn’t work for me or them – so, as the parent, I pivoted.

Now, they decide what they’ll wear. When shopping, I’ll give them a list of what they need – like, 3 pairs of shorts, 5 shirts, 2 hoodies, a pack of underwear – and they can choose whatever they like in those categories. Not only does this make back-to-school shopping much easier, but it also makes getting dressed in the morning for school a breeze – they already like everything they have to choose from.

Walmart is one of the stores we always hit on our back-to-school rounds for this very reason. Walmart Fashion is perfect for kids who are beginning to dress themselves and are exploring their own fashion interests. Their clothes are fun and attractive to young kids, while still catering to parents with their on-trend details, quality fabrics, and super reasonable price (because we all know that we’ll be doing this all over again in three months).

Admittedly, I sometimes I cringe internally at the outfits they choose for themselves. But, I know I don’t have many years of my kids still being, well, kids – so the confidence they build from developing their means of self-expression is always the priority.

Stocking up for Back-to-School? Check out our favorites for clothing, shoes, and backpacks from Walmart Fashion below.

 

Girls

Wonder Nation

Ruffle Hem Tunic

Little Girls & Big Girls

Beverly Hills Polo Club

Denim Jacket with Pockets

Little Girls & Big Girls

Wonder Nation

Tie-Front Pocket Tank Top

Big Girls, Little Girls, & Big Girls Plus

Jordache

Embellished Fray Hem Denim Short

Little Girls & Big Girls

Wonder Nation

Crochet Front Hi-Lo Tank Top

Little Girls, Big Girls & Big Girls Plus

Wonder Nation

Denim Rolled Cuff Short

Little Girls, Big Girls & Big Girls Plus

Wonder Nation

Asymmetric Ruffle Dress

Little Girls, Big Girls & Big Girls Plus

Wonder Nation

Sleeveless Play Dress, 2-Pack

Little Girls, Big Girls, & Big Girls Plus

Wonder Nation

Shirt Dress

Little Girls & Big Girls

Wonder Nation

Interlock Tunic

Little Girls & Big Girls

 

Boys

Wonder Nation

Fashion Solid Knit V-Neck Tee

Little Boys & Big Boys

Wonder Nation

Short Sleeve Stretch Button Up Wavy Stripe Shirt

Little Boys, Big Boys, & Husky

Wonder Nation

Long Sleeve Henley Tee

Little Boys & Big Boys

Wonder Nation

Essential Pique Polo Shirts, 2-Piece Multi-Pack Set

Little Boys, Big Boys, & Husky

Wonder Nation

Short Sleeve Stretch Button Up Printed Shirt

Little Boys, Big Boys, & Husky

365 Kids From Garanimals

Woven Shorts 2-Piece Multi-Pack Set

Little Boys & Big Boys

Wonder Nation

Fashion Tie-Dye V-Neck Tee

Little Boys & Big Boys

Wonder Nation

Fashion Skinny Jeans

Little Boys & Big Boys

Walmart Fashion

Lined Rain Slicker Jacket

Little Boys & Big Boys

 

Shoes

 

Backpacks

 

This post was in partnership with Walmart, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board.

 

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