Back to School Clothes Shopping Essentials

Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips for Boys
My Outfit: Cardigan (small) // Jean Shorts (sized up one) // Wedge Sandals (true to size)

While August 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!

They even have a convenient shop by age option for back to school shopping, making it THAT much easier.

Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips for Boys
Cam just turned 4, despite what he might lead you to believe…

Comfy Bottoms

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.

I got these camo joggers for my youngest and they look so comfortable I want some for myself! Plus, no hassle of buttons and zippers. I also love these Wonder Nation moto jeans. They are like jeggings for boys. Super comfortable and a bit edgy with the moto detailing.

Cam’s bomber jacket is actually a 2 piece set! It comes with a hooded tee. I picked up the vest Mac is wearing in store. It’s by the brand Wonder Nation which is probably my favorite kids’ label at Walmart. They have so many cute items for boys and girls.

Walmart Back to School Clothing
Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips

Layering Pieces

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.

I love this tech vest for Mac because he can layer it over button-ups, sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, and more.

Mom Blogger | Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips
Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips

Simple Shoes

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 (Mac’s shoes are under $9 right now) 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. I love these slip-on shoes by Crocs. They are easy, lightweight, and super easy to clean! Do they have these in adult size? Asking for a friend.

Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips | Character Backpacks
Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips

Accessorize with backpacks!

If your kids have certain characters or shows they love (hello Lego and Paw Patrol) 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!

Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips for Girls

Back to School Clothing for 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 jeggings are perfect.

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. I love these little booties because they’ll transition into fall perfectly!

And, when it’s time to stock up on your kids’ back to school clothing, head to Walmart and save yourself some time and money.

Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post.

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