Shopping for back to school supplies is a necessary consequence of this time of year, but it is hardly my kids’ favorite part. Like me, they are far more excited about shopping for new clothes. As much as they’d probably love it if we went to the mall and spent a ton of money on pricey brand name clothes, that’s just not going to happen â€” especially not when they’ll outgrow the stuff in a year’s time.
Instead, I’m more concerned about finding clothes that look great, but that also are affordable and durable so they can last as long as possible. So when Walmart challenged me to share a back to school story, I knew my stepson would be more than happy to find a couple of outfits to go back to school in style.
Here’s what we found:
My stepson is a character. He may be small for his age, but his personality is huge. Can’t you tell?
On top of that, he likes to look good. He’s the type who plans his outfits in advance and is sure to accessorize with a pair of sunglasses, a watch and a few spritzes of cologne. What can I say? He takes after his dad.
Anyway, I was actually the one who spotted this And1 t-shirt, and I knew he’d love it. Because in addition to his love of “swag” (I despise that word), he also fancies himself a football player, so the phrase “Every Day is Game Day” appealed to his athletic dreams.
The Faded Glory jeans were a great find too, at just $12.97 with an adjustable waist andÂ belt included.
The second outfit is a bit more casual, but appropriate since he lives in Florida and the weather will be warm enough to allow it for all but a few months of the school year.
My husband has a couple of performance tops from Walmart, and this boy-sized topÂ by Russell was the perfect choice for my stepson. Paired with some affordable basketball shorts from StarterÂ (just under $5), he’ll be comfortable throughout the school day, and he won’t have to change before switching to sports and outdoor play in the afternoon.
All told, we spent aboutÂ $35 for two great outfits that can be mixed and matched with each other and with other items already in his closet. There were a ton of other affordable options too, including graphic tees in the $5-10 range and a wide variety of jean styles and colors.
Where do you shop for your kids’ clothes to go back to school?
Next week, I’ll share my daughter’s back-to-school style.
Disclosure: As a participant in theÂ Walmart MomsÂ Program, Iâ€™ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links have been used.