Keeping Fashion Playful and Sustainable: Back-to-School Outfit Inspiration for Kids
A new school year is on the horizon. It's time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping for your little daydreamers. If you're lucky, a few items from last year may still fit, but filling out their wardrobe with new pieces keeps them looking sharp and feeling good when heading back to class.
Style and Comfort Made for Recess and Circle Time
When dressing young kids, it's essential to balance style and comfort. School days are active, taking your little one from desk work to music class to tag on the playground. They need beautiful, high-quality clothing that inspires creativity, play, and exploration while keeping them comfortable.
At Petite Revery, we're all about clothing that encourages movement, embraces sustainability, and showcases evergreen, effortless style. Check out our tips and inspiration on outfitting your little daydreamers for back to school.
Why Evergreen Fashion?
Sustainability is always on trend. Evergreen fashion refers to timeless and classic styles that always look amazing. Kids can wear versatile, evergreen styles year after year, making them a sustainable fashion choice. These pieces can be easily mixed and matched with other items, allowing your child to create different outfits for various occasions. Because of their everlasting appeal, these wardrobe staples make excellent pre-loved items you pass along to others.
Three Things to Look for When Back-to-School Clothes Shopping
With so many options, it's easy to get overwhelmed with clothing choices for your little daydreamers. Keep shopping easy by focusing on these three fashion elements:
1. Kid-Friendly Silhouettes
Kids love to move and explore, so choosing outfits with easy silhouettes that allow for adventure is important. Opt for loose-fitting and comfortable clothing, such as relaxed pants, flowy skirts, and soft, stretchy tops. This way, your little ones can run, jump, and play to their heart's content without feeling restricted by their clothes.
2. Simple Patterns and Soft Neutrals
Consider a soft palette of neutrals and simple patterns over busy, hard-to-match pieces. Opting for everlasting prints and colours provides a versatile base for mixing and matching different elements.
3. High-Quality Materials:
Investing in high-quality clothing is not only beneficial for your child's comfort but also for the environment. By prioritizing the materials' quality, the clothes are often softer, more durable, and long-lasting. Organic cotton, bamboo blends, and recycled fabrics are excellent choices, as they are gentle on your child's skin and have a lower environmental impact.
Layers for the Win
Back-to-school weather goes from hot to cool quickly. As the leaves start to change and the air becomes crisp, fall is the perfect season for creating stylish layered looks. Embrace the changing weather by incorporating layers into your child's back-to-school outfits.
Start with a comfortable base layer, such as a long-sleeved tee or a lightweight sweater, and then add a cozy cardigan or a denim jacket for extra warmth—experiment with mixing textures and patterns to create interesting and dynamic outfits. Encouraging your little daydreamers to layer their outfits keeps them comfortable in fluctuating temperatures and allows them to showcase their personal style and creativity.
What are Little Daydreamers Wearing this Year?
At Petite Revery, we want kids to feel incredible and stylish in our collections. If you have a little daydreamer heading back to school, here are some looks that will put them at the head of the class.
Nothing Says "Back-to-School" Like Denim
Denim is a must-have for heading back to class. Whether it's a pair of jeans or a denim jacket, this versatile fabric can be dressed up or down for various occasions. Look for denim pieces that focus on comfort, featuring soft and stretchy materials that allow easy movement. Pair jeans with a playful graphic tee for a casual and trendy look, or layer a denim jacket over a dress for a more polished ensemble.
Lightweight Tencel Linen Goes from Desk to Playground
Late summer and early fall can be pretty toasty weather-wise. Tencel linen is well-suited to warmer temperatures because it's lightweight and breathable. If it's still a season for shorts or a tencel linen jumpsuit, this versatile fabric elevates a back-to-school wardrobe with a crisp look perfect for after-school play. When the temperature starts to dip, switch to a long sleeve shirt or start layering these pieces with some warmer weather fabrics.
Effortless Style Options in Cotton
Cotton is an excellent fabric choice at any time of year. This lightweight material offers breathability and softness, so your little daydreamers are comfortable, no matter if it's hot or cool outside. Cotton is a must-have for heading back to class. Whether a classic t-shirt paired with jeans, a pullover dress, or a stylish shacket, this fabric offers endless style opportunities and layering possibilities.
A Knitwear Layer is the Epitome of Classroom Fashion
Sweaters and cardigans become necessary as the weather transitions to fall. Opt for cozy knits of high-quality cotton and cotton blends to create a warm and stylish ensemble for your little one. Layer an oversize knit sweater or cardigan over a simple dress or pair a vest with jeans for a stylish and comfortable outfit that can quickly adapt to changing temperatures throughout the day.
Outerwear is Essential
Your little one may not need a coat for their first day back to class, but it won't be long until that extra layer becomes necessary. Make sure to find a warm fleece vest, puffer coat, or hooded jacket that keeps them comfortable long after dismissal.
Fashion that Makes Going Back to School More Exciting
As you prepare your little daydreamers for the back-to-school season, look for clothing that you both love. They'll look cute and comfortable, and you'll know they're wearing high-quality, durable materials made with a conscious effort on sustainability.
Follow our social channels to see more back-to-school looks and get a sneak peek at new items in our upcoming FW23 collection!