Back to school trends to make students of any age look cool this year

Back to school trends to make students of any age look cool this year
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We’re inching up on back-to-school time, aka the greatest time of the year for fashion!

Maybe you’re shopping for your small children who need to look cute and comfortable for elementary school, or maybe you’re about to be on campus for classes yourself–either way, we’ve scoured the trending items on everyone’s list this year and compiled them into one master list of must-haves for everyone trying to look their best this fall.

We’ll be adding to this list over the next month as we find the newest and best fashions. Keep scrolling to see our top clothing and accessory picks for girls, boys, teens, young adults, and everyone in between, and check back periodically to see what else we love!

Color Block Knitted Top And Pants Set

Colorblocking continues to look fresh this season, especially when done in easy coordinates like these that are as comfortable as they are on-trend.

Nasty Gal

Pilcro Quarter-Zip Pullover

This pullover looks cozy as all get out and has quite the collegiate feel. Pair with a crisp button-down to perfect that preppy, “study hall chic” look.


Farm Rio Rainbow Stripe Kids Dress

Imagine your little one strutting into the first day of kindergarten wearing this! The colors, stripes, and adorable tassels will make her the star of the class.

Farm Rio

Boys 8-20 Vans® Fire Up Long-Sleeve Graphic Tee

This one’s for the boys, but we have a feeling its late ‘90s throwback style will appeal to a broader audience of any gender. It’s comfy, classic, and has just the right amount of flames to make it look fresh, not corny.


Cuban Collar Shirt

Help your growing guy look stylish as he enters high school or college with one of these voguish cuban collared shirts from Forever 21 that come in a variety of colors to suit his personal style.

Forever 21

Elastic Waist Denim Jacket

We mentioned recently that ‘80s-inspired denim seems to be making a cool comeback in current fashion, and what better way to express it subtly than with this elastic waist jacket from American Eagle? The light wash is super wearable, even with darker denim on bottom, and the slouchy shape is giving us modernized Breakfast Club vibes.

American Eagle

Double Button Plaid Tweed Blazer

This fall is the perfect time to channel Gossip Girl and wear this expensive-looking plaid blazer with a miniskirt, over dark jeans, or with roomy slacks to get a stylish prep school look that looks fresh for years to come.


Techie Fleece Zip Hoodie for Boys

Camo is always in for boys, so snag this multi-season fleece hoodie that’s easy to throw on over a tee or sweatshirt for added layered warmth once temps start cooling this autumn.

Old Navy

Premium High-Waist 90s Fit Jeans

Keep the retro denim styles going with these great high-waist jeans that have cool distressed detailing and a very modern fit.

Forever 21

Kids' Oversized Graphic Tee

Tie dye and butterflies on a versatile tee that can be worn alone, layered under short sleeved tees, and paired with anything from jeans to a casual skirt? It’s a must-have for younger gals who want to look cool in the quad when class is back in session.

Treasure & Bond

Puma Rhythm Backpack

Simple, chic, and practical, this backpack works for any gender or age and will hold all the books, supplies, and laptops or tablets you need it to.


Abshoo Lightweight Water Resistant Backpacks for Teen Girls School Backpack with Lunch Bag

For something a bit girlier when it comes to backpacks, try this three-in-one set that comes with matching lunch and pencil bags so the whole look in coordinated in fun pastel rainbow ombre.


Randall Turtleneck Sweater - Rust

Oversized and cozy as can be, this sweater is the cat’s meow for slouchy post-summer looks. Pair with a plaid skirt as seen here or loose jeans for the ultimate slacker girl vibe.

Princess Polly

Kendall & Kylie Collared Button Down Dress

The neutral brown shade of this dress looks amazing on nearly any skin tone, and the flattering shape has a bit of 1990s-does-1970s kitsch that’s very popular right now. It looks especially fresh with a clean pair of white sneakers.

Kendall & Kylie

Girls' Denim Vest - Cat & Jack™

A denim vest never goes out of style and looks good over almost anything. Let her dress hers up with some fun buttons or patches for added creativity.

Cat & Jack™
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