Are you shopping for back to school clothing? I find it’s too easy to get distracted by all of the trendy pieces. You know: the clothes that your kids wear on the first day of school that don't always stand the test of time. It’s almost like the moment you take the tags off, the timer starts ticking for when they are either out of style, stained, or just not the same after a few washes.
While those pieces may get kids excited to go to school and show peers their style and personality, you should make sure that you don’t skip out on the every day essentials that serve as the base of the outfit--not to mention are comfortable, durable and build to last. They make everything else look much more polished and put together, and they never go out of style.
Trust us: these Lucky & Me basics are essentials because they offer your child pieces that have as much style and personality as a trendy top and will last season after season.
To help with your shopping, we're sharing five of our favorite back to school clothing essentials for girls that you can stock up on now with our current back to school sale.
1. Bike Shorts
Perfect for warm weather fun on the playground! Bike shorts provide comfort and coverage underneath skirts and dresses, and give girls the confidence to practice their gymnastics moves, hang from the jungle gym, or play a game of tag. Bike shorts are a great addition to a girl's closet. And if your school requires a uniform with a skirt, bike shorts will give her the freedom to run and play just like it should be.
Girls love leggings - and they win the versatility award! They can be worn with a t-shirt, or under a tunic, skirt, or a dress - leggings make any outfit cuter and comfier. They also make it possible to wear skirts and dresses all year long. Not only are they warmer than tights, they're also a lot softer and way more comfortable. When you stock up on leggings with fun colors and designs, your little girl’s wardrobe will last a whole lot longer.
If you live in a cooler climate, layering is essential when the seasons change. Cute camisoles in fun colors make it easy for little girls to layer their clothing and keep warm while they wait for the bus in the morning.
4. UnderwearA must-have, back to school time is a great time to stock up on a fresh collection. Make sure your girls' underwear is itch and tag-free and made of cotton for the ultimate in comfort. She'll love the super soft Ava Bikini Underwear made from our signature cotton modal fabric.
From running to play to walking around, your little one needs comfortable and soft socks to see her through the day. Socks like our Sonya Socks, are a great option as they are super soft and made of cotton, offering a balance of absorbency and comfort. So, before you head straight for the trendy tops and dresses, stock up on these essentials first. Not only will they last longer, they will also provide her with the comfort that she needs.
By Liz Smith. Liz has worked across the globe for many of the world's best known apparel brands, including Justice, Chico's, Victoria's Secret, and Hanes. She has worked closely with dozens of factories in more than 20 countries to ensure that production is of the highest standard. Liz has managed all aspects of garment production, from design through fabric development to sewing and merchandising - so she knows what it takes to make high-quality apparel. Liz is thrilled to share her knowledge about clothes to help discerning customers choose the finest products.