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Happy August, moms! The final month of summer is upon us. While we are enjoying our last few weeks of extra sleep and unscheduled time, schedule an evening to grab a glass of wine and a spot on the couch to go shopping for your little one’s upcoming school year! From clothing to school supplies to an illuminating alarm clock, these are our picks for Back to School fashion and accessory trends for 2019.
Tucker and Tate Hooded Denim Jacket
Remember the stress of choosing that first day of school outfit? Make it easy for your elementary schooler with this fun and casual outer layer by Nordstrom’s Tucker and Tate brand. This light wash denim jacket has a heathered French terry hood and sleeves to create a fun layered look for your little fashionista. ($55, sizes S, M, L)
Joules Crofton Print Packable Vest
In the fall, San Francisco can actually be warmer and sunnier than it is in the summer, requiring layers for chilly mornings. Your little boy will be cozy during the morning walk to school in this channel-quilted packable vest by British clothing company Joules. ($49.95)
Nike Flex Contact 3 PSV Running Shoe
Find your little one in a sea of scampering feet with these bright red running shoes by Nike. They come in a variety of sizes, from toddler to big kid, so get matching ones for your little crew! These shoes are highly rated and lightweight, providing support and stability for sports as well as a fun fashion statement. ($53.00)
Adidas Superstar Metallic Sneaker
The Adidas three-stripe shell toe sneakers are iconic and nostalgic. What’s old is new in these reinvented sneakers with silver metallic stripes. Perfect with jeans and a tee or to add some casual style with a dress and the mixed-material denim jacket noted in #1! ($50-75, depending on size)
IScream Metallic Lightning Bolt Backpack
It wouldn’t be a back-to-school post without a few backpack recommendations! This eye-catching backpack designed with a glitter and metallic lightning bolt will look great accessorized with fun keychains!
20/20 Double Cargo Side Shark Clear Backpack by Sprayground
Nothing says, “show me the style” more than a clear backpack surrounded by sharks. This backpack has a large interior capacity for the older kids who have more books to carry, and the transparency may even encourage them to clean out their backpack once in a while!
Invisibobble Power Traceless Hair Ring
An 18-year-old university student, Sophie Trelles-Tvede, invented the Invisibobble with spectacular results after using the coil of a phone cord to hold her hair up for a party. In 2012, the first trial of the Invisibobble was held. The rest is history and this product is now sold on Amazon. Speaking from personal experience, these hair ties are amazing for creating a ponytail that your daughter might actually leave in past lunchtime!
PackIt Freezable Bento Box Set
The time for packing lunches is almost upon us! Soften the blow with this fun bento box set including a freezable, gel lined sleeve and a reusable 3-compartment bento box. Simply pop the sleeve overnight in the freezer and by morning it will be ready to keep those lovingly chopped fruits and vegetables chilled all day long!
OshKosh B’Gosh Sequin Crewneck Sweatshirt
Dinosaurs are for everyone! This ultra-cute and comfy sweatshirt will make your little girl the envy of the playground with its flippy sequin dinosaur graphic. Just in case dinos are not her thing, this sweatshirt is also available with a smiley face and more! Perfect with a pair of leggings or a skirt, this sweatshirt will become your child’s go-to fall item.
Levi’s Chenille Logo Fleece
This logo fleece hoodie in the original Housemark logo is rendered in luxe chenille for some great chilly playground action. Comes in boys small, medium, and large and in royal blue and black with the red batwing logo. Will look awesome with jeans or track pants for a quick and easy school look. ($48.00)
Suck.UK Dino Case
“Keep your goods in safe fangs!” This realistic and durable plastic dinosaur container is a fun alternative to a regular pencil case. Open the dinosaur’s mouth to “eat” your stationery, pens, pencils, and crayons. For the preschool set, try filling this fun container with toys for the playground! It also comes in a guitar, robot, rocket, and truck shape.
Dad’s First Day by Mike Wohnoutka
Does your son or daughter (or you) have beginning of school jitters? Whether starting Kindergarten or moving on to middle school, all kids can relate to this book about the changes we all go through as children. In this book, Oliver and his Dad spent all summer together bonding. Now that school is starting, Oliver’s Dad isn’t quite ready! He’s nervous and has a tummy ache. Share this sweet story before school starts about the mixed emotions kids and parents feel when a new school year starts.
Oooh Yeah Youth Kids Novelty Crew Socks
Socks, socks, socks! Any elementary or middle schooler will tell you that the secret to a great outfit are the socks. This is especially true for those kids who wear uniforms! Available in 26 punchy patterns, these socks will surely make a statement on the first day of school.
CrazyFire Alarm Clock with wireless Bluetooth speaker, 5-color switch, and nature sounds
Can you imagine how awesome it would be if your child could wake up on her own to get dressed for school? It might not happen exactly like that, but we can dream. Help the process along with this sunlight alarm clock that lets your child wake up to the sounds of nature and an LED light that illuminates the room for an easier morning for all of you!
Set of Five Reusable Sandwich Bags
This eco-friendly set of reusable sandwich bags by Anlomi will make lunch prep a breeze. Available in twelve patterns, these bags are dishwasher safe and wipeable. Buy one set for each family member to keep those snacks organized.
Mayo Craft Folding Lap Desk
Does your child like to do homework in bed? Make it easier with this portable travel desk with storage space under the desk top. When homework is done, it folds flat and stores under the bed. This is a great alternative to a traditional desk in case you are strapped for space.