It’s that time of year again, when you start asking yourself “Where did the time go?” because your little one is starting a whole new grade! The first day of school is all about the outfits. Kids who are heading back to a familiar school want to look the most stylish for their friends and kids starting out at a new school want to make a good impression - either way, this can’t be any old outfit. It might be the most important outfit of the school year actually! And then, even after the first day is over - the first week or 2 is still all about looking great.
Outfits are about Expression
Outfits are more than just clothes. They’re one of the very first ways we make impressions on people. It determines how others see us initially and how they might approach us, based on how others view the outfit. This rings true for everyone, not just school-aged kids. If you’re encouraging your child to express themselves and be themselves instead of copying what others do, then picking out unique combinations and outfits is a perfect way to do that. What they wear communicates to those around them who they are and how they want to be approached. For kids who aren’t required to wear school uniforms, what they wear should reflect what they’re about. If you’re helping your daughter figure out what to wear, here are some cute suggestions that might get your creativity flowing. You might not want to follow an outfit to the tee, but it may spark some fashion ideas for you both!
Custom Printed Tee, Leggings + a Jean Jacket
This is the ultimate school-day look. It’s comfortable, casual but still cute and practical since the layers will keep your daughter ready for changing temperatures between classrooms. The jean jacket is perfect and handy because you can store pens, pencils, erasers, mints, your phone and whatever else in the pockets. The custom printed leggings can be a muted, solid color or a fun print that says “I love color and style!” It adds a nice flair of charisma and uniqueness to this classic look to help you make it your own. Rock the ‘fit with a custom printed tee - anything goes! This is the ultimate way to customize the look. She can rock a crop tee or an oversized tee with prints of your favorite movies, bands or art pieces - who knows, it might inspire fellow fans to come talk to her and boom - she’s got new school friends! Another fun option is a custom printed tee with a signature saying or her name if she wants to let others know “I’m here, this is me!”
A super cute trend that also happens to be extremely comfortable is the coordinating sweatsuit. Your kid will love this option! She can rock oversized sweatpants and hoodie or a matching tank top + hoodie/zipjacket. The key with this look is the color she chooses for the outfit and the right kicks. If she’s a sneakerhead, this outfit shows off that effortless fashion sense in the bodywear and pulls the focus to her shoe selection. Pair with fire hairstyle and she’s got this look in the bag!
Leggings + Tennis Skirt + Cardigan + Combat Boots
Do the first day of school like a fashion pro! This is a classic look that has preppy, collegiate undertones. The layering in this combination is what makes it so chic. The top of the outfit says I’m ready to study and get straight As while the combat boots give it a rebellious flair, reminiscent of 90’s high school movies like “The Craft.” Your kid can’t go wrong with this since she can style it completely custom to her aesthetics and taste.
School Outfits Can Affect How Kids Feel While at School
Kids who love their outfits tend to feel better while heading back to classes and have an eagerness about them. They’ll feel more confident and are more likely to be outgoing, meet new people and participate in socializing at school than those who aren’t feeling great about what they’re wearing.