Back to School Looks for Less

You don't have to empty your pockets for your kid to be cool for class. These fashions are on trend and in your budget.

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Back to School: Save on School Clothes

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Purple Floral Shirt

Flowy florals are the way to go this school year.

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Sequined Heart Tee

Steal teachers' hearts with sparkling accents, like this sequined heart tee.

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Tiered Tulle Skirt

This colorful tiered skirt will be the talk of the playground.

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Pink Tie-Dyed Tee

This ultra soft tee is a perfect transition piece from summer to fall. Have your child wear it alone on warmer days or layered over a long-sleeve shirt for cooler autumn weather.

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Leopard Leggings

These sassy leopard pants are a relaxed alternative to denim.

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Punky Pants

We give these plaid pants an A+ for their heart detailing.

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Cute Cardigan

Cardigans are a fall essential! The adorable rosette makes this one stand out from the crowd.

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Chevron Dress

This chevron-striped dress is perfect to throw on with a pair of tights and boots for a trendy autumn look.

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Horse Applique Shirt

Have your child brighten up her classroom in this vibrant pony tee.

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Peacock Print Skirt

Achieve the boho-chic look with this peacock-inspired skirt.

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Striped Dress

Nautical doesn't have to end with summer! Keep the sailor color scheme going with blue and white horizontal stripes.

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Pink Denim

These bright jeans will make any outfit pop.

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Beaded Moccasins

The colorful beaded fringe on these moccasin booties makes them a must-have.

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Blue Jeans

Try these comfortable chinos for a great skinny jean fit.

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Chunky Cardigan

This sweater graduates first in class for its great seasonal color and cozy fit.

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Floral Corduroy Skirt

Nothing says fall like corduroy and pleats.

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Pink Striped Shirt

Classic long-sleeve tees never go out of style.

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Striped Leggings

These striped leggings are perfect layering pieces for an easy burst of color.

Jumping Bean pink-and-orange striped leggings, $16. No longer available as of August 2013.

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Hot Pink Hoodie

Windbreakers are always a worthwhile purchase for back-to-school season. Pick up this neon pink one to stand out from generic styles.

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Purple Polka Dot Pants

We're loving these precious polka dots.

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Moto Jeans

These black jeans are super cool with their wax-like finish and angled zippers.

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Wide Striped Tee

Go for bold stripes in even bolder colors!

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Corduroy Blazer

This layered corduroy jacket is the perfect combination: stylish out the outside and warm on the inside.

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Sleek Sweats

Kids can easily stay a comfortable temperature in these convertible boardwalk pants.

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Reflective Hoodie

This awesome hoodie will be a class favorite.

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MVP Jacket

Move up from JV with this classic varsity jacket.

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Striped Polo

This striped polo, paired with a crisp pair of jeans or khakis, is a timeless first day outfit.

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Classic Cargos

Go for these cuffed cargos to keep up with the army-inspired trend.

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Red Rugby Shirt

Rugby shirts are great for cooler September days.

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Monster Applique Shirt

Scare away first day jitters with this lovable monster tee.

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Red Vest

Looking for a versatile layering piece? Vests quickly warm up any outfit.

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Plaid Button-Down

Short-sleeve button-down shirt, $23. No longer available as of August 2013.

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Denim Sneakers

Your kid will get serious mileage out of these blue and red shoes.

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Skull Sweater

The skull detailing gives this timeless argyle sweater an edgy twist!

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Classic Jeans

There's no going wrong with these dark-washed jeans.

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Shark Sweatshirt

Keep summer thrills fresh in his mind by dressing your kid in this shark hoodie.

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Bright Blue Jeans

Colorful denim adds excitement to any outfit.

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Layered Shirt

This twofer takes the guesswork out of layering with a pre-paired tee and long-sleeve shirt.
Henley twofer in orange peel, $34. No longer available as of August 2013.

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Striped Hoodie

Hooded rugby shirts are just as practical as they are fashionable.

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Collared Shirt

This plaid button-down will keep your little one looking like the stylish scholar that he is.

Originally published in the September 2012 issue of Parents magazine.

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