thredUP | Stylishly Sustainable Back-to-School Looks for Less

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thredUP Stylishly Sustainable Back to School Looks for Less

August has arrived! Let the back-to-school preparations begin!

For us, this will be the first official school year as Sebastian is beginning preschool, 5 days a week, in September.

It's bitter sweet. On one hand, I'm thrilled to see him come into his own. He completed a gradual separation program called Seedlings at Apple Seeds this past year (they just opened a gorgeous new facility on the UWS, by the way) and while it was definitely a big transition, when it came time for camp at his new school this summer, he walked in and never looked back. On the other, my baby is a little boy now and I can feel the time surging forward.

I love picking out outfits that I think represent Sebastian's personality and am excited to shop for his first ever school wardrobe. I got my feet wet styling a back-to-school look for thredUP, the online kids consignment shop that offers up to 75% off your favorite children's clothing brands like GAP, Gymboree, Mini Boden, and Ralph Lauren.

Check out the duds I selected for the "Active Apprentice," obviously inspired by Bubba, and shop the looks my fellow stylists and I recommend here. I chose colorful basics that are easy to mix and match to create a variety of practical combinations but still look polished.

If you're unsure of second-hand children's clothing like I was, thredUP's offerings are hand-selected by quality assurance specialists, packaged with care, and sent right to your door. That means you'll lighten your family's carbon-footprint and save money, all without leaving the house.

One of the most attractive things about thredUp for me, since Sebastian grows out of clothes so quickly and we have limited storage space, is that when your little one outgrows his/her thredUP finds, they want them back. Order a thredUP bag, fill it with quality outgrown items, put it on your doorstep, and earn 20%-40% of each item's resale value. It's a revolving door for kids clothing: out with the outgrown, and in with the like-new.

What do you think? Do ever you shop second-hand for the little ones?

{I was not compensated in any way for this post.}