10 Ways to Bring Your Kid’s Back to School Wardrobe to the Next Level
Let the countdown to the new school year officially begin! That means it’s time to start gathering back-to-school gear, including a Trapper Keeper (those are still a thing, right?), new #2 pencils, a backpack and most importantly, NEW CLOTHES. (That’s *clearly* the best part.) So today, we’re teaming up with Gymboree to share our kid-approved tips and tricks for putting together a wardrobe your little one will love. We can all agree, anything that makes the end of summer a little easier is a good thing :)
<b>Get creative with pattern pairing</b>Striped Zip-Up Hoodie; Floral Leggings; Active Leggings; Ballet Tee; Star socks; Curly Clips)
2. Add patches to their clothes and accessories. Patches are back! And boy are we glad to see them. Patches give clothes extra personality and they’re great conversation starters, so if your child is starting at a new school, he or she will have something cool to talk about.
5. Embroider their sneakers. This is a great way to make their shoes unique. And we all know kids love finding the right balance between fitting in and being an individual. Help them out by letting them add their own designs to their sneaks.
6. DIY Shrinky Dink pins. These bring us waaaay back to childhood. In a good way. Let your kids in on the magic of Shrinky Dinks, then help them add pinbacks so they can accessorize their backpacks and clothes with hand-drawn images like watermelons, tacos and palm trees.
<b>Send them off in layers.</b>Plaid Dress; Zip-up Hoodie; Riding Boots; Leggings; Floral Knee Socks; Bow Headband)
BONUS: Take your love of DIY and style inspo and head to a DIY workshop event at a Gymboree near you!
That’s it! Show us your projects by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative!