Is it just me or are kids clothes getting cooler and cooler? Sure there are still some super cutesy, adorably childish clothes available, but more often than not I find myself going through children’s racks saying “I want this!” Maybe that says more about my quirky fashion sense than it does about kids clothes in general, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed back to school shopping this year. From graphic tees and fun prints to sparkles and classic staples, back to school fashion is cooler than ever.
My number one tip for kids clothes—no matter how cool they may be—is to stock up on lots of complimentary colors and prints. Leopard print and stripes are great patterns that serve as neutrals and can be mixed and matched with just about everything. By having a solid, interchangeable base, you will make your life a billion times easier when your kids start pulling clothes out and trying to dress themselves. And they will.
Here are 11 back to school fashions your children will want to dress themselves in:
"1LfN2VT">Gymboree zippy outfit
"1EybnkW">Tea Collection flutter top
"1TPKQvy">Crazy 8 check shirt
"1UPbLVn">Gymboree leopard print leggings
"1NeeHJU">Gymboree sparkle shoes
"1MxVLWE">Tea Collection backpack
Zara lined pants
"1WzBl2r">Tea Collection llama tee
"1KrZFtX">Gymboree varsity outfit
Jennifer Garry is a writer and the mom of two girls who talk as much and laugh as loud as she does (just ask her much quieter husband). She writes about that ever-elusive struggle for balance on her personal blog,Cuddles and Chaos. Read all of Jennifer’s posts.