This post is sponsored by Gap and Collective Voice.
Did anyone else get sooo excited for Back To School when they were kids…mostly for the clothes? I know it’s not just me.
My first day of high school I wore a sleeveless chambray dress (from Gap, no less) with a flannel tied at the waist, plus construction boots. Haha. YES. The ’90s, baby.
I think having some fun new threads helped ease that first day anxiety, and growing up, there was little I loved more during late summer than being able to pick out a few new pieces of clothing to get me into those early days back. Focusing on something fun and new to wear alleviated some of that nervous energy I seemed to find so easily as a kiddo. Clothes can do lots of things, friends! I guess they have always kinda felt like my super power.
Cute Kids’ Clothing & Cool Backpacks: A Gap Back-To-School Edit
Good thing Gap has seriously amazing finds for kiddos right now…whether it’s also your little one’s (or big one’s) super power, or whether they just had a giant growth spurt during the summer and now nothing fits.
Gap has ya covered (or your kids, rather) for what to wear as we all head back over the next few weeks. (And gahh Scotti’s kiddos look adorable in their picks!) I chose pieces that are useful but fun + cool…pants, tees, tops, shoes, dresses…and of course I couldn’t forget the backpacks.
Gap’s sizing on these clothing items runs from Kids’ 4/5 to 14/16, so whatever grade your babes are headed into, they’ve also got you covered there.
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There was so much cuteness I couldn’t just give you a small roundup here. So, I thought I’d break the down by categories to show even more fab finds!
1. Fun Graphic Tees
Graphic tees are honestly a staple for us. They can add fun pops to any otherwise plain outfits. A graphic tee is a go-to for myself and my kiddo and they can express their interests easily this way! Gap always has amazing options! My fave rn is definitely Run DMC.
2. Cute Skirts + Dresses
I mean OMG, the adorable skirt and dress options this year. I’d have gone nuts to have any of these! I’m not a fan of all-floral prints, but tiny florals will always have my heart.
3. Rad Jeans
Gap just does jeans for all people SO well. Whether your kiddos like slim or wide leg, they have some adorable options in a broad range of sizes this year. I swear I had a pair so similar to the cool LoveShackFancy X Gap floral flare jeans, too. Love.
4. Stylish Tops
5. Comfy Pants & Shorts
6. Cool Backpacks + Accessories
I mean, more cute + cool options here, too. Sienna carried a Gap backpack all last year and loved it, and it held up great. Their lunchboxes, too, are fab. Thank you for including water bottle pockets! And I’m particularly smitten with the fun shoe options Gap is now offering…the silver sneakers, comfy wool clogs, and black boots they have are really rad.
Happy School Year, kiddos! (And parents!!!)
Thank you so much to Gap and Collective Voice for sponsoring this content. Gap, we cannot get enough of your current styling inspo for grown-ups and kids alike, and thank you for having the coolest selection for back-to-school! Thank you TME readers for your continued support of our efforts here. As always, all choices are my own (especially that silver backpack.)
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