Items to Wear Now and Layer Later This School Year

See style tips on how to wear the best back-to-school trends now, and ways to layer them to wear well into the coming seasons!

By: Niki | August 7, 2017

We have always said that versatility is key when putting together a wardrobe, and your kid’s closet is no exception! The easiest way to get the most out of their wardrobe and the money you’ve invested to create it is to find pieces that can be worn for multiple seasons. With the weather still being warm as the kiddos go back to class, it can make finding the best back-to-school items a tricky task, so we combined this school year’s best trends with ways they can be worn now and layered later in the year!

Take a peek at the must-have wear now, layer later pieces…

Jean Skirts

Wear Now…

Outfit Details  Cardigan: Justice | Tank top: Justice | Jean Skirt: Gap Kids | Shoes: Justice


Layer Later…

Outfit Details  Jacket: Gap Kids | Shirt: Gap Kids | Skirt: Gap Kids | Leggings: Gap Kids | Shoes: Stride Rite


Graphic T-Shirts

Wear Now…

Outfit Details  T-Shirt: JCPenney | Shorts: JCPenney | Shoes: Stride Rite


Layer Later…

Outfit Details  Sweatshirt: JCPenney | Button Up: JCPenney | T-Shirt: JCPenney | Jeans: Gap Kids | Shoes: Journey’s


Spaghetti Strap Dresses

Wear Now…

Outfit Details  Dress: Hollister | T-Shirt: Hollister | Shoes: Macy’s | Backpack: JCPenney


Layer Later…

Outfit Details  Dress: Hollister | Sweater: Hollister | Shoes: Macy’s


Button Up Shirts

Wear Now…

Outfit Details  Button Up: Hollister | T-Shirt: Express | Jeans: Gap


Layer Later…

Outfit Details  Sweater: Hollister | Button Up: Hollister | T-Shirt: Express | Jeans: Gap


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I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.




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