With September just one short week away, the temps are cooling, leaves are changing and summer vacation has officially come to an end. For your kids, this means the return of classrooms, homework and extracurricular activities, in addition to what is arguably the best part about back-to-school: shopping! We all remember the excitement of choosing our outfit for the first day, and the options for young girls have only gotten trendier with time. From accessories, to fabrics, to playful details and more, we have the scoop on all the styles young girls are sure to love.
Must-Try Trend #1: Colorful Patches
Remember the enamel pins you saw everywhere last fall? Colorful patches are this year’s take on the kid-friendly trend. Whether they’re featured on a tulle skirt or a pair of denim jeans, patches present the perfect way to personalize your child’s wardrobe.
Must-Try Trend #2: Sporty Chic
It’s never been easier to find on-trend clothes your kids will love, especially thanks to adorable designer, JoJo Siwa. As a former “Dance Moms” star turned young entrepreneur, JoJo is fun, bold and active – just like her fall collection. Her self-inspired separates are both on-trend and comfortable, so your little fashionista can sport her styles all day long.
Taking the “tennis shoes with everything” trend of the moment a step further, JoJo designed sporty separates to pair with feminine pieces this fall. When worn with a glam skirt and a girly JoJo Bow, this jersey-style graphic tee is perfectly juxtaposed. The top also looks adorable when donned with jeans with a high low cuff, or a pair of denim shorts while the weather is still warm. Want to rock an adult version of the sporty chic look? Check out blogger Nina Rand’s tips for making sneakers part of your street style.
Must-Try Trend #3: Faux Suede
To add some interest to your child’s outfit using texture, opt for faux suede pants in their favorite fall shade. We can’t get enough of olive green, tan and maroon – this trend is basically a fresh take on colored denim of years past. One of the best parts about these bottoms is how soft and velvety they are, so from classroom to playground, your daughter will always be comfortable.
Must-Try Trend #4: ‘70s Fringe
No matter if you were in school in the ‘70s or not, we can all appreciate fringe and vintage-inspired bell sleeves. Girls can pair this faux suede vest with a printed dress and flats, or throw it over jeans and a graphic tee for a more casual version of the trend. Vests are also the perfect piece to transition from summer to fall – it’ll keep your kids just warm enough on those first few crisp mornings.
All of these designs are now available at Meijer, so head to your store and let your little ones get shopping! And for more kids’ style inspiration, check out how to incorporate their favorite colors while school shopping.