Time To Go Back To School

What are kids wearing to go back to school these days?

Time to go back to school!

I am the mother of three girls. They're still young, my oldest is 7 and my twins are 5, so they're still relatively easy to dress, but I know as they get older we're going to be spending a lot of money on trendy fashions and I'm scared.

As we're getting ready to start the school year and have been busy doing back to school shopping for a couple of weeks now I'm discovering that my 7 year old is becoming a little more fashion forward. I mean, she comes by it rightly as I tend to be a bit fashion obsessed. So I did a little research on what is trendy for kids this school year.

Hot trends for the 2019/2020 school year include:

  1. Animal print - you can accent any outfit with animal print, but use only one piece. Animal print pants, cardigans, shoes, shirts, anything will work as long as you wear them only one at a time.
  2. Florals - Florals are very hot this school year. It's a very girly style so some people tend to shy away from it, but you can down-play a floral dress with our next trend...
  3. Layering - a faux leather motorcycle jacket or denim jacket can elevate any outfit.
  4. Shine - Whether you shine with sequins or metallics a little shine is very on trend in jackets, accents on shirts, backpacks and shoes.

You can save yourself some money by finding some of these on trend pieces at consignment or thrift stores. When it comes to kids clothes you're likely to find them in pretty good shape second hand since they tend to grow out of things so quickly.

You can also find many of these things at affordable prices at Walmart and Target.

What is the recommended amount of school clothes to shop for?

  1. Eight to 10 shirts
  2. Four to 6 long-sleeve shirts
  3. Two to 4 sweaters/sweatshirts
  4. Seven pairs of pants, a mix of jeans, pants and leggings
  5. One to two coats (you may need one lighter and one heavier. I like the coats with the zip-in liner so one coat can work for multiple seasons.)
  6. Scarf, mittens (two or three pair), and hat
  7. Two pair of sneakers one for gym and one to wear back and forth
  8. One pair of dressier shoes
  9. One pair of winter boots
  10. One pair of rain boots
  11. Ten to 14 pairs of socks
  12. Ten to 14 pairs of underwear
  13. Two or 3 Special occasion outfits: dresses, skirts and dress shirts, tights, dress pants
  14. One pair of snowpants

Have a great school year!!

Nikki "Nikilicious" Montgomery

I'm a Central Wisconsin girl born and raised. I grew up in Port Edwards and participated in cheerleading, basketball, volleyball and softball as well as many clubs like National Honor Society, SADD, yearbook and forensics. I was a very busy high school student and still managed to get good enough grades to go to college at UW-Stevens Point where I was just as busy between working 3 jobs including executive staff positions at the campus alternative rock radio station and volunteering at the campus television station.

After graduation I thought I would take my BA in Mass Communications with emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism and Minor in Political Science and become a big time reporter in some major city. But instead my internship with our news station here at Midwest Communications turned into a part-time job and opened the door to the morning show co-host position at WDEZ. After 9 1/4 years of fun in the mornings I was promoted to Assistant Brand Manager and moved to The Workday Getaway.

I couldn't deny my love for rock anymore! It was time dive head first into the genre I spent my formative years listening to day in and day out. When the opportunity arose for me to become the Brand Manager for Rock 94.7 and host the morning show I couldn't pass it up.

I'm so happy that I stayed in Central Wisconsin I couldn't imagine raising my three daughters anywhere else.

Favorite band: STP

First concert: Bryan Adams 1992 at the Target Center in Minneapolis (I was 12)

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite pasttime: Watching Walking Dead, American Horror Story and Covert Affairs

Vice: Wine