Texas is firecracker-hot, so thoughts of back to school may be the furthest thing from your swimming-pool mindset right now.
Don’t worry. Sit back and relax. We have shopped for back-to-school looks that your scholar will want to sport when that school bell rings.
For the elementary school fashionista, girls love patterned dresses combined with pretty sandals, suede booties or colored tennis or athletic shoes. Cute comfort T-shirts are also a favorite when teamed with brightly colored shorts or skirts. The younger guys like polo shirts, plaid shirts, boat shoes or high-top canvas tennis shoes. Athletic tees with matching shorts or cotton pants round out the looks for the grade school boys. Don’t forget a fun water bottle with a monogram or action figure theme. You can’t go wrong with a Spider-Man backpack or lunch bag.
The middle school set loves fashion, too. Girls love the comfort of leggings with a cute T-shirt to team up with Adidas Superstars or white Converse. Print dresses are another school hit, along with flannel shirts to pull over fun patch jeans when the Texas sun begins to retreat. Add a canvas-edged backpack, sequin-style backpack or crossbody purse to ensure some playful fun for the school days ahead. Guys take to the athletic fabric T-shirt teamed with khaki or navy shorts to face fall with some very cool looks.
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Girls head to high school in trendy patterned shirts in prints like cactus, pineapple or flamingo paired with white pants or jeans. Trendy flowing tops and striped T-shirt dresses, accessorized with small necklaces and shopping tote-shaped lunch boxes, set the stage for the best school vibe. Skinny jeans with interest, like torn at the bottom, are the rage too. Camo accents are still popular in T-shirts and accessories.
Cuff skinny jeans and add a solid colored T-shirt or a casual button-down shirt to make sure your guy is looking his best in the school hallways this fall. When the weather cools, top those jeans with a denim jacket or bomber jacket.
Sporting the latest kicks is still pretty cool for all ages heading back to school. Stylish sneakers are showing up on both girls and boys, as comfort and fashion are both important.
Grade School Models: Payton Doskocil and Jackson Doskocil
Payton is wearing: True Craft embroidered print dress, $49.50, Belk. Emoji purse, $22.90, and Ooahooah glitter star hairclip, $14, both from Pickled Pink Boutique. Fringe burgundy bootie, $29.95, The Children’s Place.
Jackson is wearing: Ralph Lauren button-down shirt, $39.50, Belk. Khaki jogger pants, $24.95, high-top sneakers, $29.95, and Spider-Man lunch box, $14.95, all from The Children’s Place.
Middle School Models: Makenna Uranga and Grace Bolton
Makenna is wearing: Unicorn hooded bomber jacket, $39.90, and shimmer unicorn backpack, $34.50, both from Justice. Free People denim skirt, $50, and True Craft embroidered tank, $40, both from Belk. Limelight metallic sneakers, $44.99, Rack Room Shoes.
Grace is wearing: Plaid fringe waterfall cardigan, $30, Justice. Indigo Rein patch cuffed skinny jeans, $44, Belk. White Birch front-tie tee, $39; and Restricted slip-on sneakers, $49, both from Social Rose. Madden Girl backpack, $39.95, DSW.
High school models: Alexis Holt and Pete Lowery
Alexis is wearing: William Rast ruffled bottom jacket, $159.50, Belk. Camo tee, $9.99, Rue 21. Articles of Society unfinished ankle jeans, $79, and Farmhouse leather camo drop earrings, $34; both from Social Rose. Jon Hart backpack, $152, Hoola Hoops. Sam Edelman bootie, $89.95, DSW.
Pete is wearing: William Rast denim jacket, $99.49, Belk. Carbon graphic baseball tee, $21.99, and Carbon jeans, $25.99, both from Rue 21. Black and white classic Vans, $54.99, Rack Room Shoes. Skullcandy Hesh 2 headphones, $75.99, Best Buy.
Where to Shop
Avalon Design Salon, 251 Town Center Lane, Suite 2107, Keller, 817-397-3011 www.avalondesignssalon.com
Belk, Alliance Town Center, 9488 North Freeway Service Road E, Fort Worth, 817-750-3500, www.belk.com
Best Buy, several Tarrant-area locations, www.bestbuy.com
The Children’s Place, several Tarrant-area locations, www.childrensplace.com
DSW, several Tarrant-area locations, www.dsw.com
Hoola Hoops, 1540 Keller Parkway, Keller, 817-431-8910, www.shophoolahoops.com
Justice, several Tarrant-area locations, www.shopjustice.com
Pickled Pink, 432 N. Main St., Keller, 214-663-2561, www.pickledpinkboutiqueonline.com
Room Rack Shoes, several Tarrant-area locations, www.roomrackshoes.com
Rue 21, several Tarrant-area locations, www.rue21.com
Social Rose, 1530 Keller Parkway, Suite B, Keller, 682-593-7788, www.socialrosetexas.com