Back-to-school trends vary greatly every single year. And every year, these new trends mean new wardrobes for kids. But who doesn’t want to snap a photo of their child on the first day of school where their smile exudes confidence? That’s social media gold! So despite the laundry list of trends this year, we’re breaking down some of the top trends that look great and are highly versatile, regardless of what style your child tends to rock. Shine leggings, white platform sneakers, bike shorts, polos, and joggers will become essential pieces they will love because of how easily they can regularly switch up their wardrobe to truly be whoever they want this school year.
While leggings are nothing new for girls, shine leggings are in for back to school this year. What are shine leggings, you may ask? Shine leggings fit like regular leggings but with a super cute, shiny look to them. We love shine leggings because they take regular leggings in different patterns and colors and kick them up a notch. The fabric is a polyester spandex blend, which is exceptionally comfortable with its four-way stretch. They are also super durable, so skinned knees and ribbed leggings from a fall on the playground will be a thing of the past. The best part about shine leggings is that they can be dressed up with a cute blouse or top, or they can be dressed down with a t-shirt or sweatshirt for a more active outfit. These will be the leggings your daughter will want in every single style and pattern - they’re that fun!
It wouldn’t be back to school without a new pair of sneakers! Several years ago, white sneakers came back on the radar for kids. While this is terrifying for many parents to even think about putting their child in something that is solid white, regardless of their age, the trends are what they are. Now, for back-to-school 2022, white sneakers are still all the rage but this school year - add in a thick platform! White platform sneakers are now what’s popular, but to keep that clean, white look, it’s essential to take proper care of them. This starts with a pre-treat with a waterproofer and stain-repellent. You don’t want to skip this step because wearing white platform sneakers with every outfit is in. Whether your child prefers sporty, dressy, or comfort, you’ll find white platform sneakers on their feet at all times. So purchase the shoes without fear and have your kid walking into their first day like they’re walking on a runway in New York City.
Bike shorts are another blast from the past that girls are flocking to. These shorts come in various neon and neutral colors, making it easier to wear a pair with all types of looks. And with many schools having a strict dress code for the length of shorts, skirts, and dresses, the longer length of bike shorts makes them a staple. Pair bike shorts with an oversized tie-dye t-shirt for a spunky, comfortable outfit, or pop on a blazer or oversized sweater to really show off your style. The versatility of these shorts makes them great because they’re so comfortable that they can even be worn during gym class.
Wearing colored polos is a great way to bring out the preppy side in your kids. We love polos because they are comfortable for the child and machine washable for parents. Polos are available in almost any color you can think of, so let your son or daughter pick out all of their favorites! Polos are also a great option because they can be worn with any number of different bottoms. Jeans, khakis, skirts, or shorts - polos look cute with them all and give off a classy vibe at any age. Just throw on their white platform sneakers, and they will be good to go.
Many children go through the anti-pants stage at one time or another. If that’s the boat you’re in with your child this school year, it’s time to introduce joggers to your child. Joggers are unisex and come in many different colors and fabrics, but they’re all equally as comfortable. Joggers are especially an excellent option for the child who may be in the sweatpants stage as well. They feel as comfortable as sweatpants but offer a tailored ankle which gives them a little more style. Joggers are another option that we love because they can be worn with almost anything. Add a vintage t-shirt, polo, or sweater for an adorable look your child won’t want to take off. Look for fun patterns such as stripes or checkers, different fabrics like twill or cotton, or sporty joggers with pockets.
Adding these fun pieces to your child’s back-to-school wardrobe will be a sure win for their confidence when heading back to school. Instead of the usual struggle to get up, dressed, and out of the door on time, your child will be excited to see their friends while exuding nothing but confidence. Just make sure they add a smile to complete their look!