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New friends, new teachers, school supplies, and another year of learning—the school year can bring many exciting changes. For little girls, however, the back-to-school season also brings an especially fabulous opportunity.
Yes—it’s time to shop for an adorable new school wardrobe.
A successful back to school clothes shopping list should include the essentials your girl needs to succeed throughout the seasons. From bottoms and tops to accessories and a few fun pieces to wear on special occasions, this guide will have you ready for back-to-school success this upcoming school year. If you’re not familiar with other back to school tips for parents, you can rely on our resource center to get you ready for everything when sending your child back to school.
Some girls might love twirly skirts, but plenty of girls also enjoy running around and trying out headstands at recess. Pants make an excellent option for active days, especially when the autumn chill arrives.
Ideally, you should plan on purchasing between five to seven pairs of pants to last your little girl through the school year. Depending on what she prefers to wear, we suggest including a mix of leggings, pants, and jeans for plenty of versatile variety.
Some of our favorite pants that will work for any girl’s back to school outfit include:
Any of these pants can be worn with multiple styles of tops. Your little girl will love mixing up her outfits and finding new combinations.
When shopping for some darling new tops to complete your girl’s ensemble, aim to stock up with between eight to ten options. Depending on where you live, you’ll want to balance a few varying layers, such as:
Keep in mind that you can layer many of these options on colder days. For this, one type of top you’ll definitely want to stock up on is a soft knit tee, like this Navy Ruffled Long Sleeve Layering Tee.
Comfortable long-sleeved tees are one of the most versatile clothing items your daughter can own. Pair it with skirts, jeans, or leggings for a winning look. Furthermore, a long-sleeve tee is perfect for wearing on its own in fall and ideal for layering under sweaters and hoodies during those icy winter days.
Some days just call for a little extra glamor. Adding two to three cute dresses to your daughter’s closet will help to transform special school occasions and regular days alike into exciting events.
When she has a dress she loves, she’ll have the perfect outfit to wear for:
Be sure to seek out dresses that prioritize comfort and fashionable delight, like a Dancing Garden Twirl Dress. With soft and adaptable options, she’ll be ready to dance her way into every classroom.
Finally, don’t forget all of those other little pieces she’ll need to complete her outfits. The back-to-school season is the perfect time to spruce up her:
These pieces tend to wear more quickly than other clothing, so take a quick inventory for holes, stains, and poor fits before you start your school shopping.
Of course, you can also take any outfit to the next level with some sweet add-ons, whether it be for returning back to school or even for finding that perfect travel accessory for your kid. Pair these accessories to add some extra cuteness to an everyday outfit or to top off a special occasion look:
Now that you know which pieces to look for this new school year, let’s discuss some tips for making sure you’re making the most of your back-to-school clothes shopping budget.
As you shop, we suggest looking for:
When you begin your shopping with a list of must-haves, it’s a breeze to fill your little girl’s closet with pieces to carry her through the year. Plus, selecting pants and tops that can mix and match will help ensure she always has a fun new combination to wear every day.
Wondering where to find the perfect options for your little fashionista? RuffleButts has all the delightful clothing you need.
Our extensive collection of kids’ clothing has a little something for everyone. From bottoms and dresses to tops and rompers, you and your little girl will both fall in love with our adorable school-friendly clothing. Hop onto our website today and start checking off that new school year shopping list.
Sourcing Journal. What Back-to-School Shoppers Will Be Buying this Season. https://sourcingjournal.com/topics/lifestyle-monitor/back-to-school-111401/