Your Kid-Approved Guide to Back-to-School Cool

Send your stylish student back to class in 2019's most popular fashion trends at A-plus prices.
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Your Kid-Approved Guide to Back-to-School Cool

Send your stylish student back to class in 2019's most popular fashion trends at A-plus prices.
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If you think adult fashion trends move fast, try following kids’ fashion. What’s in and what’s out changes as quickly as their lunch preferences. (Who knew a six-year-old could have such discerning taste?)

Thankfully, keeping their closets up to snuff doesn’t have to mean shelling out big bucks for brand names when you shop at Marshalls. Marshalls has all your essentials to send them back to school in style — and to keep them that way all school year long.


In partnership with Marshalls


 

TREND #1

• Ready for Recess

Most kids’ schoolyard fashion goals, summed up: sporty enough that they’re just one eeny-meeny-miny-moe away from winning a game of tag, but not so much that it looks like they forgot to change after gym class. Keep their athleisure game strong with dressed-up sweats and ready-for-anything sneakers.          

 

Track stripe dress, $16.99
Compare at $30

 

Grey sneaker, $39.99
Compare at $70

 

Cobalt blue joggers, $16.99
Compare at $24

 

Snap up jersey skirt, $14.99
Compare at $25

 

Star Jersey Dress, $16.99
Compare at $28

 

Colourblock tee, $12.99
Compare at $20

• • •

TREND #2

Call of the Wild

They may need to be on their best behaviour in the classroom, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get a little wild with their style. (It is called a jungle gym, after all.) Animal prints and camouflage are the patterns of the season, with picks for boys and girls of all ages.  

 

“Whatever” dress, $16.99
Compare at $28

 

Leopard backpack, $14.99
Compare at $28

 

Camo shorts, 14.99
Compare at $22

 

Camo waist pack, $12.99
Compare at $18

 

Leopard tee, $12.99
Compare at $18

 

Leopard sneakers, $24.99
Compare at $35

• • •

TREND #3

Get Groovy

The ‘70s revival is one of the biggest fashion trends of the season for adults, and even though the kiddos are way (waayy) too young to get the nostalgic appeal, they’ll still appreciate the groovy style. Go retro with corduroy minis for girls and floral print shirts and distressed denim for boys.

 

Guitar T-Shirt, $6.99
Compare at $12

 

Distressed denim, $19.99
Compare at $30

 

High-top sneaker, $29.99
Compare at $40

 

“Dude” sweater, $19.99
Compare at $29

 

Corduroy skirt, $14.99
Compare at $20

 

Floral dress shirt, $19.99
Compare at $30

• • •

TREND #4

Style Icons

Can your preteen have an entire text conversation in emojis? Does your star student only do their arithmetic homework for the stickers? Is your arts and crafts fanatic begging to make a patchwork collage out of their clothes? Along with the official, Unicode-approved emojis, pop-art patches and kitschy cartoons are marking their mark on everything from sweaters and jeans to caps, backpacks, and lunch boxes.

 

Emoji backpack, $19.99
Compare at $40

 

Graphic tees, starting at $5.99
Compare at $10+

 

Graphic Long Sleeve, $19.99
Compare at $30

 

Minnie Mouse sweatshirt, $24.99
Compare at $45

 

Sequin cat patch jeans, $16.99
Compare at $24

 

Emoji backpack with detachable lunchbox, $16.99
Compare at $25

• • •

TREND #5

Top It Off

We’d venture to guess you’ve shouted the words, “Don’t forget your jacket!” as your kid sped out the door more times than you can count. Well, this season’s outerwear is so cool, you’ll never have to tell them twice (or worry about them leaving it behind on the playground). No matter the weather, Marshalls has got their back with rain-ready softshells, bright puffers, metallic moto jackets, and floral bombers. 

 

Metallic faux-leather moto jacket, $34.99
Compare at $58

 

Pearl Denim Jacket, $24.99
Compare at $42

 

Velvet jacket, $39.99
Compare at $65

 

Tri-coloured Puffer Vest, $16.99
Compare at $24

 

Packable Pup Patrol jacket, $39.99
Compare at $65

 

Blossom jacket, $24.99
Compare at $38

• • •

TREND #6

Send ‘Em Packing

The easiest way to ensure cool kid status? A statement-making backpack. (Add in a covetable lunch box to really seal the deal.) For little ones, dinosaurs, unicorns and colourful zoo animals are almost always a safe bet, as are popular characters like Spiderman and Elsa (from Frozen) and Marshall (from Paw Patrol). For the more mature kiddos, reach for flashy metallics or sequins, preppy stripes or faux leather. 

 

Frozen backpack, $19.99
Compare at $28

 

Rose gold metallic backpack, $19.99
Compare at $40

 

Striped backpack, $16.99
Compare at $32

 

Spiderman lunch bag, $9.99
Compare at $15

 

Olive patchwork backpack, $24.99
Compare at $45

 

Unicorn lunch bag, $9.99
Compare at $17

• • •

TREND #7

Lo-Tech Essentials

As anyone who’s ever tried to take away a kid’s iPad knows, yes, digital devices are all the rage — but fostering offline creativity is just as essential. Make note-taking more fun with notebooks emblazoned with inspirational phrases, and open their imaginations with drawing pencils, markers, sketchpads and art kits that will get their creative juices flowing.  

 

Spectrum markers, $29.99
Compare at $40

 

Pencil crayons, $19.99
Compare at $30

 

“Mo’ Money, Mo’ Pizza” notebook, $7.99
Compare at $12

 

Paw print sticker and stationary set, $9.99
Compare at $13

 

Unicorn lap desk, $12.99
Compare at $16

 

Marble notebooks, $9.99
Compare at $18


WHERE TO BUY
Visit your local Marshalls store to find the best in back-to-school cool (styles vary by store).


 

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