Back-To-School Outfit Must-Haves That Will Please Your Kids — And The Planet

Presented By H&M


Summer may be coming to a close, but the excitement of back-to-school season is just around the corner. And with the arrival of new classes, new activities, and cooler weather comes a much-needed closet refresh. As your little ones get older, they undoubtedly want more say in their OOTDs, and developing their personal style doesn't have to be a headache — or a major budget strain. Helping them land the looks and curate a closet they can get excited about should be a team effort, and making environmentally responsible choices along the way makes the learning curve that much more rewarding.

In partnership with H&M, we're looking to their back to school collection as we pick and choose the pieces that'll make the grade. From versatile denim crafted with organic cotton to fun statement-making backpacks, graphic tees, and so much more, we've curated 4 must-have looks that all types of pint-sized fashionistas will love. Read on to shop the looks that'll stand out — from recess to pizza parties.

Recess Home-Run

Hot tip: Basics don't actually have to be basic. Send your kid off in style with versatile skinny jeans (with extra stretch for activities), a fun graphic sweatshirt, and metallic sneaks. Who knew silver was actually a neutral?

Sharp Looks + Sharp Pencils

Not only is this look totally on-point, but it will take less than a minute to throw on. Hello, lace-less sneakers! Khakis get a cool makeover with a colorful drawstring, and fun graphics make a simple pullover noteworthy. Pop their essentials in a whimsical sloth backpack for after-school plans.

Pizza Party Princess

Sure, school clothes are fun, but amping up the style for a birthday party can get your kid extra excited to dress up a little. Pair an easy pink mini skirt with a playful top, too-cool high-tops, and a plush backpack that keeps her hands free.

Moody Blues

Angst never looked quite so cute. Your little one will love this personality-filled hoodie paired with dark denim, dodge-ball-ready sneakers, and a beanie for chilly mornings.