With school starting soon, it’s time to start planning your accessories, bags, lunch gear, and outfits to wear to school. For those mamas back to school shopping with tweens and teens, we know it can be rough so we’ve got you! From the most stylish accessories, shoes, and outfits to wear to school to the best backpacks and lunch kits to carry, even when you are too cool for all that, these brands are versatile and trendy, keeping your teen looking and feeling fabulous! Take a look through these on-trend looks you can easily pick up with just a few clicks before the first day of school this year. Set your tweens and teens up for success this school year with looks they will love and gear they will love to carry!
Trendy Accessories & Outfits For Your Back To School List
Know what one of our favorite parts of the back-to-school season is? Shoe shopping! With Zodiac, you’ll be returning to school or work in style for sure!
The Gemma Block Heel Bootie is a show-stopping statement boot. It features leather, lace-up styling, a bold buckle and strap, a zipper for easy access, extra inner cushioning, and a two-and-a-quarter-inch lug heel. With a little bit of edge and a whole lot of effortless style, you’ll rock this fashion-forward footwear any chance you get!
If you’re seeking a more streamlined look, check out the Robyn Block Heel Bootie. You can pull off this sleek shoe in your choice of leather or suede and in one of several different colors, like Black, Fog, Cognac, or Light Tan to easily match any of your outfits to wear to school. We give it extra style points for its pretty, almond-shaped toe and added comfort points as well, for its extra arch and heel cushioning. Whether you’re walking to class or dancing the night away, these will quickly become your go-to boots this fall.
When it’s time to dress things up a bit more, simply toss on a pair of Hill Flats. Available in leather, suede, faux leather, fabric, or calf hair, and in several great colors, this feminine pointed toe offers a classic look that you’ll turn to again and again. Start this next school year off on the right foot (literally!) with Zodiac footwear to match all your outfits to wear to school.
The double-strap Anida chunky slide sandals are perfect for any casual occasion. They are so comfortable, yet still boast a 1-1/2 inch platform with a rubber outsole. The faux leather, quilted upper and elastic backstrap let your student walk to and from school in comfort with a Memory Foam top sole. These sandals will perfectly complement your outfits to wear to school.
Of course, the Anida sandals are perfect for weekend wear, too. The chunky sandals let your teen or tween look her best with a dress or even jeans. If you are lucky, you might be the same shoe size as your daughter and get to borrow those cute sandals every now and then!
The suede Berea Ankle boot will let your students confidently start the new school year as they walk into the classroom feeling their best. The mid-height, chunky boots can be paired with jeans or a cute dress for an added flair for your outfits to wear to school. The 2-inch lug sole and Ortholite foam insole keep feet comfy the whole day. The Berea Ankle boots come in neutral shades of black and amphora, so they will pair with everything. The boots have a medial side zipper and a canvas lining.
The Koola Short pull-on boot is a classic style that your teen, tween, or college student can wear to school or out on the weekends. The comfortable boot boasts a soft suede upper and faux fur interior. The Koola Short boasts a wool sock-liner and a durable, molded EVA midsole for support and added comfort. The Koola Short comes in black, stone grey, chestnut, and elderberry to match all your outfits to wear to school.
Let your teen head back to school in style with Nixon. Designing durable and versatile surf styles he or she will love, your tween or teen will feel cool, calm, and collected on their first day back to school with Nixon.
Nixon’s Daily 20L backpack is an everyday essential for school (or work) for your older teens. The classic backpack features a padded laptop compartment, tablet slip, roomy interior for plenty of textbooks, and a large front pocket for keys, pens, headphones, and more. With side pockets for their water bottles and a plush-lined utility pod that can be mixed and matched with other Nixon bags to keep your goods safe and secure, Nixon’s Daily 20L Backpack is a classic with a trendy and timeless appeal to teens everywhere.
Since they need to be up and at them for school this year, grab the Nixon Staple watch crafted of recycled ocean plastics with a timeless and simple design. Forget the smartwatches with all the bells and whistles, and kick it back old school with the Nixon Staple giving them just what they need in a watch and nothing more. The uber thin profile, sleek design, customizable display, and cool colors will make this watch one they want to wear and one that is good for the planet.
Not all lunch boxes are created equal and this school year as you prepare to send your tweens and teens back to campus make sure they are set with lunchboxes from Yeti. Perfect for feeding those larger appetites, and of course offering lunch box options that will keep their food hot or cold depending on their preferences, Yeti offers lunch boxes, water bottles, and food storage options tweens and teens won’t complain about carrying.
With a wide variety of solid colors to choose from, Yeti’s Daytrip Lunch Box is ideal for everyday use. The tough exterior is both water resistant and easy to wipe clean while the insulated interior will keep your food fresh for hours! Crafted of just the right combo of flexible material with a solid inner core, the Yeti Daytrip Lunch Box won’t let your lunch get crushed and will keep its shape whether you’re carrying it with you on an outdoor adventure or it’s living in your teen’s backpack until lunchtime.
Add a Yeti Rambler to your back-to-school list as well to keep your kiddos hydrated and refreshed all day. The Yeti 26 oz. Reuseable Rambler holds just the right amount of water for a day trip or a day at school. The stainless steel construction and tight-fit lid keep their water cold and their backpacks dry all day. With many schools getting rid of water fountains and offering refill stations, a high-quality, durable, versatile water bottle is imperative to your child’s day at school! From morning drop-off to sports practice in the afternoon, the Yeti Rambler stands above the rest with its double wall vacuum insulation and dishwasher-safe durability.
Get ready to rock a new universe when you slip on a pair of these limited edition NASA Swoveralls! These unisex Swoveralls feature adjustable straps, a deep front bib, and a blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester. Woven NASA and American flag patches give these Swoveralls an authentic touch.
Osmia has created the perfect skincare routine that will get your teen ready and looking their best to go back to school this fall. The Clean Teen Starter Set has everything your teen needs to start their clean, back-to-school routine in just a few simple steps.
It starts with the Black Clay Facial Soap, one of their best-selling products, made with black Australian clay, coconut milk, and Dead Sea mud to balance and tone skin. It is great for soothing acne-prone skin. Follow that with Osmia’s Purely Simple Face Cream to hydrate skin. Rose, chamomile, and neroli essential oils help reduce redness and irritation. Finish with a dab of Spotless Blemish Oil on any active breakouts.
The set also comes with a Lip Doctor lip conditioner, a soap saver, and a cute organic cotton canvas bag. Together, the Clean Teen Starter Set will give your teen everything they need to start the school year with confidence and healthy, glowing skin so they look great in all their outfits to wear to school.
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For back to school, the tweens will want to look their best right? New trends, great accessories, and cool hair accents are all must-haves. It’s easy to make it happen, mamas — just turn to Claire’s!
When it comes to fashionable storage, they’re going to need a backpack. Not just any backpack for books though…a mini-backpack! The Black and White Gingham Print Small Backpack is cute and will get the job done after that afternoon bell rings. Let the regular backpack carry their books — this one is for phones, a wallet, make-up, and personal items! And speaking of wallets, what better to match their mini-backpack than the Love Angel Wings Black Wristlet. This handy wallet keeps lunch money safe, and accents all their outfits to wear to school.
If they have to walk home from school and it’s raining, they’d better have a Blue Tie Dye Umbrella on hand as well. It will help them get home without getting wet, and it’s compact and stylish, so win-win! When the sky turns sunny again, grab a pair of Gold Round Sunglasses. Just leave it up to these rainbow-inspired specs to shield their beautiful eyes from the sun.
To make sure they’re rocking a great new back-to-school hairdo, grab a Wet Brush® Original Detangler. Get rid of knots and tangles easily and without a fuss.
After a good brushing, Claire’s has just what the tweens need to put their hair up as well. Choose from one of many adorable hair clips, in various shapes and sizes, such as the Large Tortoiseshell Oval Hair Claw, Transparent Medium Heart Hair Claw, Black & White Check Medium Rectangle Hair Claw, Gold Large Arch Hair Claw, and the Blue Glitter Large Hair Claw, or buy all of the above for each day of the week! Don that back-to-school bun ladies, and use hair claws from Claire’s to make it happen!
Black & White Gingham Print Small Backpack | Love Angel Wings Wristlet in Black | Blue Tie Dye Umbrella | Gold Round Sunglasses | Wet Brush® Hipster Original Detangler | Large Tortoiseshell Oval Hair Claw | Gold Large Arch Hair Claw | Transparent Medium Heart Hair Claw in White | Black & White Check Medium Rectangle Hair Claw | Blue Glitter Large Hair Claw
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With everyone getting ready for the new school year, a new Incase bag is a great way to treat yourself. Generally, we feel as if we are carrying around everything with us all day; let A.R.C. Tech Tote make your life a little easier. This multidimensional Tech Tote carries everything you need to stay connected and ready for action when on the go. Access your gear quickly with the shoulder strap for hands-free mobility.
With a removable strap and cushioned grab handles, you can carry this modern tote over your shoulder or as a cross-body. With PU-coated 900D to resist wear and moisture, this tote is made of sustainable, recycled, durable polyester. This versatile tote features a dedicated padded faux fur-lined laptop compartment that fits up to a 13″ MacBook, an RFID pocket that prevents digital theft, and an internal water bottle pocket. It also features an easy-access front-zip pocket, back-slip pocket, and valuables pocket, which is great for cash & credit cards. Going back to school just became much more stylish with the A.R.C Tech Tote.
When it comes to back-to-school boots, sometimes you want style, and other times you’re seeking pure comfort. Why not have both with Minnetonka!
The High Top Back Zip Boot is like wrapping your foot in a warm hug. Versatile, adorable, and fun, these fringed, suede boots are a must-have for any fall wardrobe. They look great with jeans, leggings, dresses, or shorts and are available in several great neutral colors, so you can truly wear them with any outfits to wear to school. Turn heads in the new school year with Minnetonka!
The versatile, slip-on Alpargata Rope Espadrille shoes let you bring a bit of comfortable boho style into your wardrobe. The everyday signature slip-on TOMS shoe boasts a rope wrap midsole and blue and green palm printed upper. The shoes have a removable and hand washable OrthoLite® Eco LT Hybrid insole that provides lightweight cushioning. It is made with plant-derived recycled materials. If you have a young teen or tween who already has a green thumb, she is sure to love the green palm print.
Whether you are a parent at drop-off or a college student running to class, you need a small bag that can hold just the essentials. The Access Sling from Nomatic is a versatile daily companion that can be worn around your waist or thrown over your shoulder. Inside the main compartment, there are mesh pockets to help you organize your essentials as well as enough space for your phone and other items.
The Sling is built with durable and water-resistant materials and tamper-resistant zippers for security. For an added security feature, there is also an RFID safe pocket on the back! You can be confident it’ll protect your belongings and be a perfect bag while out and about.
Packing lunches has never been easier than with Packit. Their freezable lunch boxes make it easy to simply toss your lunch in and go! Perfect for parents and kiddos on the run, PackIt’s lunch boxes are available in a variety of styles and colors, sure to please preschoolers through parents.
Their bestselling Freezable Lunch Bag is easy to fold down and store in the freezer but contains plenty of space when ready for use. Using EcoFreeze Technology, PackIt’s freezable lunch bag eliminates the need for ice packs or boxes to add to the bulk of the lunch box when in use. Ideal for holding up to two of PackIt’s new Mod Lunch Bento™ boxes, packing your or your child’s lunch has never been easier!
The new Mod Lunch Bento™ boxes and new Mod Snack Bento™ boxes are a meal planner’s dream! With removable inserts that seal off the bento into sections, you can separate your foods in up to three spaces so that it all stays fresh until lunchtime. Similarly, the Mod Snack Box is great for little hands or packing perfect portion sizes as it too offers up to three compartments for snacking throughout the day.
We have designed this guide so you can easily find accessories to complete your outfits to wear to school without standing in the long lines at the mall. With so many chic and stylish items to choose from you can sit back, relax and start shopping, picking up everything your tween or teen needs without having to drag all the kids out to the stores this back-to-school season. Happy Shopping!
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