Back to School Looks for Less
Your little trendsetter will pass with flying colors in these vibrant shades and patterns.
Sport this outfit and your daughter will look like an all-star on and off the field.
Gnome Sweet Gnome
This casual ensemble looks effortlessly endearing. Perfect for back to school season!
Your kid can showcase his athleticism in an outfit that's as sporty as he is.
This creative combo is a little bit hipster, a little bit smart, and a lot adorable!
Navigate through the school year with pilot-inspired gear.
Royal corduroy jeans,$36. No longer available as of August 2013.
Purple Floral Shirt
Flowy florals are the way to go this school year.
Sequined Heart Tee
Steal teachers' hearts with sparkling accents, like this sequined heart tee.
Tiered Tulle Skirt
This colorful tiered skirt will be the talk of the playground.
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.
These sassy leopard pants are a relaxed alternative to denim.
We give these plaid pants an A+ for their heart detailing.
Cardigans are a fall essential! The adorable rosette makes this one stand out from the crowd.
This chevron-striped dress is perfect to throw on with a pair of tights and boots for a trendy autumn look.
Horse Applique Shirt
Have your child brighten up her classroom in this vibrant pony tee.
Peacock Print Skirt
Achieve the boho-chic look with this peacock-inspired skirt.
Nautical doesn't have to end with summer! Keep the sailor color scheme going with blue and white horizontal stripes.
These bright jeans will make any outfit pop.
The colorful beaded fringe on these moccasin booties makes them a must-have.
Try these comfortable chinos for a great skinny jean fit.
This sweater graduates first in class for its great seasonal color and cozy fit.
Floral Corduroy Skirt
Nothing says fall like corduroy and pleats.
Pink Striped Shirt
Classic long-sleeve tees never go out of style.
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.
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.
Purple Polka Dot Pants
We're loving these precious polka dots.
These black jeans are super cool with their wax-like finish and angled zippers.
Wide Striped Tee
Go for bold stripes in even bolder colors!
This layered corduroy jacket is the perfect combination: stylish out the outside and warm on the inside.
Kids can easily stay a comfortable temperature in these convertible boardwalk pants.
This awesome hoodie will be a class favorite.
Move up from JV with this classic varsity jacket.
This striped polo, paired with a crisp pair of jeans or khakis, is a timeless first day outfit.
Go for these cuffed cargos to keep up with the army-inspired trend.
Red Rugby Shirt
Rugby shirts are great for cooler September days.
Monster Applique Shirt
Scare away first day jitters with this lovable monster tee.
Looking for a versatile layering piece? Vests quickly warm up any outfit.
Short-sleeve button-down shirt, $23. No longer available as of August 2013.
Your kid will get serious mileage out of these blue and red shoes.
There's no going wrong with these dark-washed jeans.
Keep summer thrills fresh in his mind by dressing your kid in this shark hoodie.
Bright Blue Jeans
Colorful denim adds excitement to any outfit.
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.
Hooded rugby shirts are just as practical as they are fashionable.
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.