While July is busy squeezing in lots of summer memories, it is also the time to start thinking about back to school shopping. I’m partnering with Walmart to share some affordable back to school shopping basics and tips. Walmart is a great one-stop-shop for back to school because not only can you get all your school supplies, but you can get the kids stocked up on new outfits too. Plus, with the speed these kids grow, it’s nice to not break the bank over pieces that might only fit them for one season!
Cam and I are wearing the same shirt. I am ashamed to admit that my kids were wearing matching outfits and I didn’t love my shirt so I ripped the shirt off Mac’s back 🙈. I’m wearing boys’ size 10/12 😂 and he had a cute tie dye as a great Plan B outfit.
If you are shopping for more than one little, they even have a convenient shop by age option for back to school shopping, making it THAT much easier.
Kids can be funny about bottoms. And, honestly, I don’t blame them. Nothing is worse than having to wear uncomfortable pants. It’s great to go for options without the hassle of buttons or zippers.
These pants come as a two pack or you can buy them individually. They have an elastic waist if you have kiddos who complain about button front pants 🙋♀️. Mac has just grown out of size 8 clothes but size 10/12 is still a bit roomy so I cuff his pants which is both practical and stylish.
Mac is channeling his inner Miami Vice school boy look. I can’t handle it 🥰. I love this classic denim jacket for Mac because he can layer it over button-ups, sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, and more.
I always want to have good layering pieces for myself, and I stock up on them for the boys too. This makes their tops more versatile giving them multiple ways to wear. Finding ways to wear the same items a few ways just means we can avoid overbuying pieces. The short sleeved hoodie Cam and I are wearing in this photos can be layered over a long sleeve tee as temperatures cool down.
Shop for No Hassle Slip-On Shoes for Kids
Raise your hand if you love tying shoelaces 15x a day and waiting 20 minutes while your youngest child tries to achieve the perfect bow.
*no one raises their hands*
Simple shoes are a must for back to school. Your mornings are hectic enough, let’s not add a shoe fiasco to the mix. Something that has easy velcro straps is a great choice because they can do it themselves. And, you can save their teacher from having to retie them all day. Better yet, slip-on is the best time-saver.
Kids Back to School Backpacks
If your kids have certain characters or shows they love then they might want every t-shirt with their favorite characters. A good compromise is to let them get a backpack with them on it! It gives them a chance to show their individual style without having to buy them graphic tees for every day of the week! The boys got a Lego and Paw Patrol backpack last year, but Mac is sporting camo this year.
Back to School Clothing for Boys & Girls
As you guys know, I’m hashtag boy mom over here. But I wanted to share some fun inspiration for girls! Plus, it allows me to live a little vicariously through other girl moms. Just like with my boys, I suggest comfy pants and these cute jeans have good reviews.
SHOP GIRL’S OUTFIT:
There are a lot more options for shoes when it comes to girl style, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Stick with colors that pair well and shoes that slip on and off easily.
SHOP BOY’S OUTFIT:
2nd Grade School Supply Checklist
And, let’s not forget when it’s time to stock up on your kids back to school supplies, head to Walmart to save yourself some time and money. These are some of the supplies from Mac’s 2nd grade school supply list.
SHOP SCHOOL SUPPLIES:
Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post.