Make Hot Trends Work as School Outfit Styles for Kids

trending school outfits

Back to school sales are revving up. For many families, that means buying their kids a whole new wardrobe, or at least a new pair of jeans or two. These days, many young kids are just as much into fashion as the teens. So we’ve rounded up the top trending school outfit styles for kids and the best deals. Now kids K-12 can enter that classroom door in fun, affordable fashion.

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kids in plaid

Plaid: In tribute to 90s fashion, plaid is back in. From skirts to shirts, shoes to accessories, you’ll see plaid showing up everywhere. And it’s not the only 90s trend to be in style, yet again. High-top sneakers, Mary Janes, knee socks, and rock’n’roll graphic tees are also back.

Faux Leather: What could be cuter than a kid-sized mini moto jacket? Look for faux leather accents showing up everywhere. This trend is about a touch of leather here and there, like leather shoulder pads or a waistband.

High-Waisted Jeans: This trend goes hand-in-hand with crop tops, so be sure to stock up on camisoles. Tuck a solid color cami into a pair of high-waisted jeans and pair it with a crop sweater so your girls can rock this trend in a comfortable fashion.

Straight-Legged Jeans: Boys will be diverging from the skinny jean look to rock the slightly wider straight leg. Can’t get your kid in denim? That’s okay. Like we said, the sporty look is in. You’ll see many colorblock athletic pants and basketball shorts that are not only comfortable, but are actually fashion forward this season.

kids graphic tees

Athletic Wear: You don’t have to be an athlete to pull off the sporty look this season. Look for varsity jackets and graphic tees with sports-inspired images. Jogger pants are in for the girls and they’re coming in just about every print you can imagine, making athleticwear fashionable and functional this season.

Colorful Sneakers: When it comes to kicks, the brighter the better! Multi-color sneakers are all the rage, and you can save on the color of their choice with coupons from Stride Rite.

kids slip on sneakers

Slip-On Sneakers: Tween girls will be rocking embellished slip-on sneakers this year. Adorned with leopard prints, rhinestones, camo or covered in sparkles, these shoes are sure to make a major fashion statement.