5 Adorable Girls Back to School Outfits|RuffleButts

5 Adorable Girls Back to School Outfits 

Ah, the first day of school—a day that brings delights like fresh boxes of crayons, a shiny new lunchbox, and most importantly, a brand-new back-to-school wardrobe. But how do you plan the perfect outfits to keep your girl cute, comfy, and excited about her new school year? What are some other back to school tips for parents that want to make sure their children are ready for school to return?


For kids and parents alike, the perfect boys and girls back to school clothes combine comfort, style, and practicality. 


It’s never too early to start thinking about back-to-school shopping, especially with growing girls. Luckily, you can set your kid up for an awesome first day of school (and yourself up for a hassle-free school year) with these five adorable girls’ school outfit ideas. For a complete back to school clothes shopping list, our resource center has it all to get your daughter ready for this upcoming school year.


1. Keep It Classic with a White Belle Top

Start this classic look with a sweet White Belle Sleeve Top. This neutral white top will pair well with every color in her wardrobe. Meanwhile, the belle sleeves and textured hemline give this staple a fun, playful appeal.


For a full outfit idea, try pairing it with:



For any moms thinking, white shirt + peanut butter and jelly hands = ruined shirt, don’t worry! Like all of the outfits on this list, this shirt is machine washable and dryer friendly.


2. Rock Bold Color With Red Slim Ruffle Pants

This look is for the girl who wants room to move without sacrificing an inch of style. She’ll love the bold red color and snazzy ruffles on a pair of Red Slim Ruffle Pants. Plus, a bright color makes her even easier to spot at after-school pick-up time.


Soft, stretchy pants like these also let her play carefree at recess. Since regular physical activity can help keep your little girl healthy, we call that a win-win.


Try pairing it with:



3. Try Too-Cool-for-School Faux Denim Leggings

If your girl loves the cool factor of jeans but the comfort of cotton, a pair of faux denim leggings might be just the ticket. The super-stretchy knit can move with her as she skips and hops through her day. 


As a bonus, the neutral dark blue color will go well with almost every color of top in her dresser. 


Try pairing these leggings with:


  • A cute top or tunic for that always stylish “jeans and a t-shirt” look
  • Your growing girl’s favorite dress that’s starting to look a little too much like a shirt


4. Build Her Capsule Wardrobe With a Black Ruffled Long Sleeve Layering Tee

With a capsule wardrobe, the idea is to acquire a small number of comfy, stylish, goes-with-everything pieces for every occasion. It makes dressing cute as easy as reaching into your closet.


Why not apply the same idea to your kid’s back-to-school clothes  to make those bustling weekday mornings simpler? 


A black ruffled long sleeve tee layers perfectly with a sweater, making it ideal for those days that start off cool and end warm. Black clothing famously goes with everything and won’t show stains easily. Plus, the ruffled sleeves add tons of cuteness to this top’s practicality.


Try pairing it with:



  • A chunky knit cardigan on cool days


  • Layered under a sleeveless sundress (an easy way to make any summer dress work in cooler weather)


5. Celebrate Easy Chic with a Dolphin Blue Butterfly Sleeve Dress

Here’s a fashion secret: wearing a dress almost always looks put together, but with only one garment, it’s also one of the easiest outfits you can choose.


A Dolphin Blue Butterfly Sleeve Dress keeps your kid comfortable and cool, all while looking ridiculously chic. The color transitions smoothly from summer to winter, so your girl can also wear it with tights and a cardigan from our winter clothes for kids collection when the weather turns colder.


Try pairing it with:


  • A big bow headband for the girl who loves accessories
  • Tights, leggings, or ruffled socks for extra warmth on cooler days


Find More Adorable School Looks at RuffleButts

One of our favorite traditions is the first-day-of-school photo. We love seeing our kids grow and take on new adventures. We also love seeing a favorite outfit passed down to a little sister who’s about to embark on her own school adventure. 


That’s why at RuffleButts, we create joyful clothing to celebrate all those precious childhood moments—whether there’s a camera to capture it, or simply your own heart. Our resource center can also help you find the perfect little boys’ back to school outfits to make sure your little man is ready for this upcoming school year.


Woman-owned and founded, RuffleButts started from an idea and a desire to build a business based on the golden rule—to treat others as we want to be treated. Since then, we’ve been awed and humbled by the support and input from our customers. Thanks to you, we’ve branched out to include a full range of outfits for girls and boys, from babies to tweens. 


From daycare to grade school and everything in between, we’re here to help you and your child make wonderful memories. 


Every outfit tells a story. We can’t wait to hear what yours is.



CDC. Physical Activity Facts. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/facts.htm#:~:text=Regular%20physical%20activity%20can%20help,developing%20health%20conditions%20such%20as%3A&text=Heart%20disease.,Cancer.