Kids Back to School Trends and Must-Haves

Kick off your back to school shopping with a little inspiration on this school year’s best trends and must-haves for the kiddos…

By: Niki | August 9, 2017

School is almost in session and it’s the perfect time to help your kiddo put together a wardrobe for the new year, but before you head out on a day full of shopping, we put together a list of trends and must-haves (and where you can find them) to get you started!


  • Printed dresses
  • Plaid shirts
  • Denim skirts
  • Bomber jackets
  • Overalls
  • Stylish sweats
  • Chambray shirts
  • Emoji prints
  • Colored booties
  • Sequin sneakers

Where to Find It  Printed Dress: JCPenney

Where to Find It  Bomber Jacket: Gap Kids | Denim Skirt: Gap Kids

Where to Find It  Bomber Jacket: Justice

Where to Find It  Overalls: Gap Kids | Plaid Shirt: Justice | Sequin Sneakers: Stride Rite

Where to Find It  Chambray Shirt: Gap Kids

Where to Find It  Emoji Jeans: Gap Kids | Sequin Sneakers: Gap Kids

Where to Find It  Lace-Up Sweatshirt: Pink | Leggings: Pink

Where to Find It  Pink Booties: Justice



  • Joggers
  • Button-Up Shirts
  • Inspirational T-Shirts
  • Matching Sweat Sets
  • Military Styles
  • Puffer Vests
  • Themed Tops (Super Hero, Star Wars, etc.)
  • Stylish Sneakers

Where to Find It  Button-Up Shirt: JCPenney

Where to Find It  Military Jacket: Macy’s | Hoodie: JCPenney

Where to Find It  Joggers: JCPenney

Where to Find It  Puffer Vest: Gap Kids | Long Sleeve T-Shirt: Gap Kids

Where to Find It  Inspirational T-Shirt: JCPenney

Where to Find It  Sweat Suit: Macy’s | Graphic T-Shirt: Gap Kids

Where to Find It  Themed T-Shirt: Macy’s

Where to Find It  Sneakers: Stride Rite


To see more of our Back-to-School Style Guide for kids, click here.


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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