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The National Retail Federation predicts parents with K 12 kids will spend an average of $630 on electronics, apparel and other school needs. That’s down $40 from the previous year.
Of that, the majority is expected to go to apparel ($218) and shoes ($118).
Another survey by Brand Keys speculated similar overall spending figures ($650), but the clothing budget was estimated at a robust $270 and shoes $120.
Parents are justifiably cautious in spending too much at once, but back to school sales beckon.
Clothes need a little of that “room to grow” but as time marches on, kids become even more conscious of fit and style and showcasing their personality,
so appearance matters. Luckily, many latch on to a few signature items that can be worn to fit many moods rather than demanding a full wardrobe of options.
You want to pick or compromise on items that are youthful but wink at the transition to adulthood like perhaps a daytime sequin bolero or sweatshirt paying homage to classic American literature they’ve yet to read we picked shirts printed with the covers of F. Scott Fitzgerald and George Orwell novels.
Luckily, a lot of adult styles are now borrowed from youth if you’re straddling departments. There’s the re emergence of slim fit overalls, the ubiquitousness of the hoodie and playful printed tribal styles that can be mixed and matched with a variety of coordinating patterns ranging from preppy to bohemian.
We combined the worn in and the new to show that style isn’t all about the latest and greatest. When something works, like a broken in sweatshirt or relaxed fit jean, you want to savor it as long as you’re able. Just like the adults.