Best back to school clothes 2022: Outfits for kindergarten to high school

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We know. It feels like summer just started, but somehow the beach days, flip flops and warm sunsets are coming to an end.

This can only mean one thing: school is starting up again for the kids in our lives.

Before the learning kicks off, make sure they have everything they need for a successful 2022-23 school year. This includes classroom essentials, planners, backpacks, lunchboxes and needed electronics.

But you can’t forget about the most fun part of back to school shopping: the clothes.

Oh yes, it’s time to lock in some new jeans, fresh sneakers, cool tees and more. But we know back to school shopping can quickly become overwhelming — especially with the current inflation crisis.

That’s why we rounded up the best back to school clothes and outfit ideas for girls and boy of all ages and at all price points.

Kindergarten fashion picks

1. Hannah Andersson Ruffle Jumpsuit In Stretch Denim, $45, original price: $64

Denim jumpsuit
Hanna Andersson

She’ll look sweet in denim all school-year long with this ruffle jumpsuit. It’s comfortable enough to run around in while looking cute.


2. French Toast Adaptive Short Sleeve Interlock Polo, $14

Red polo
French Toast

Everyone deserves to look good, so dress your kiddo up in this adaptive polo shirt. It features the classic look of buttons, though instead, its closure is made up of an EZ-Closure Hook + Loop. This will make dressing a breeze and all the more fun.


3. Spotted Zebra Short-Sleeve Tunic T-Shirts, $19

Three girls tops
Amazon

For just $19, you can score three adorable girls’ tunic T-shirts. Each one features sweet pink and blue shades and paired with yummy ice cream cone designs.


4. Kidpik Logan Jogger, $32

Cargo pants
KidPik

Made of soft, comfortable material, these pull-on joggers will be your young ones favorite pair of pants. If you’re worried about the light color, then opt for a dark blue, black or coriander shade.


5. Maisonette Sweet Wink Pink Star Short Sleeve Dress, $46

Pink tutu dress
Maisonette

Help her feel like the princess she is with this sparkly tutu dress. It’s oh-so-soft and won’t scratch or itch your little one.


6. Simple Joys by Carter’s Short-Sleeve Pocket Henley Tee Shirt, $23

Three boys tees
Amazon

Made up of solid colorways and striped patterns, this pack of boys’ henley tees are too cute to pass up on.


Elementary fashion picks

1. PatPat 2-piece Boy Colorblock Striped Jacket and Pants Set, $20, original price: $22

Black and grey set
PatPat

Take the stress out of getting ready with this two-piece set. You don’t even have to think, just throw it on your young one and head out the door!


2. Justice Graphic Scoop Neck Tee, $11, original price: $16

Tie dye shirt
Justice

Peace, love and Justice! Show off your sparkle with this powder blue shirt and fall in love with tie dye prints and a lettuce edge hem.


3. Zappos Adidas Originals, $110

Black tennis shoes
Zappos

Make sure your kiddo has a pair of comfortable shoes to run around and play in. You can’t go wrong with these Adidas Originals, and you can score them in black, white and a blue and gray colorway.


4. Boden Rib Waist Denim Skirt, $44

Denim skirt
Bolden

There’s nothing simpler to style than a jean skirt. It’s classic, cute and features an abundance of pockets to store treasures.


5. PatPat 2-piece Cold Shoulder Tee and Paperbag Pants, $15

Cool girls set
PatPat

Take the cool girl aesthetic to new heights with this cold shoulder long-sleeve and army green pants set. Trust us, she’ll be the trendiest girl on the playground.


6. Abercrombie & Fitch 3-pack Icon Crew Tee, $23, original price: $30

Three colored shirts
Abercrombie & Fitch

Featuring three staple colors, this Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirt pack will become a go-to classic. Best of all, your elementary child will get to sport the iconic moose logo.


7. Zappos Sperry Kids Crest Vibe Platform Shoes, $50

Grey sperrys
Zappos

Is there anything cuter than a mini size of Sperry shoes? We think not, and that’s why we are obsessing over these gray, pink, blue and orange platform options.


High school fashion picks

1. OFFLINE by Aerie Summer Lights Terry Sweatshirt, $28

Green sweatshirt
Aerie

Hold on to the little bit of summer that’s left with this Summer Lights sweatshirt made by Aerie. It comes in an array of colors and is so soft you’ll never want to take it off.


2. Levi’s 505 Regular Fit Jeans, $49

Blue levis
Amazon

Everyone needs a classic pair of jeans, so slide into these bad boys. They’re sure to stand the test of time, as they feature a sturdy zipper closure and a staple 505 Levi’s fit.


3. Urban Outfitters Standard Cotton Bucket Hat, $10, original price: $20

Bucket hat
Urban Outfitters

Choose between five trendy pastel colors and strut your stuff as you walk through the halls in this cotton bucket hat.


4. Wilson Midtown Tennis Skirt, $68

Blue tennis skirt
Wilson

Dress to impress with this Wilson tennis skirt. Choose from deep jewel colors or pretty pastels. No matter which color you choose, you’re sure to feel confident and ready to take on the day.


5. Adidas Stan Smith Shoes, $95

White adidas shoes
Adidas

Remember when these were all the rage? Well, they still are, and you can scoop up a pair just in time for school festivities. They feature classic details, are now more sustainable than ever and offer a timeless look.


6. J.Crew Vintage Rib Polo, $50

Light blue polo
J.Crew

Keep it classy this school year with this J.Crew ribbed polo shirt. Choose from staple colors such as white, light blue and black.


7. DSW Vans Asher Slip-On Sneaker, $60

Vans checkered shoes
DSW

You’ve seen this iconic shoe, and we know you want it too. So snag a pair for that classic back-to-school style.


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