We've been mixing and remixing children's fashion for over 15 years, so we've learned a thing or two on the magic formulas that make an outfit pop! Here are our top 5 tips for hitting the back-to-school scene with style!

1 - Better Basics: Make sure you have a few key things that you can include as the recipe to many outfits! A great pair of jeans (we love MOLO!), some fresh sweats (NUNUNU are musts!), a twirly skirt (Rylee & Cru for sweet and Huxbaby or NUNUNU for a little edge) is great! Make sure you have a plain white and black tee (and some other new neutrals) and some basic hoodies to add to the mix! (NUNUNU, Quincy Mae, Mini Rodini)

molo jeans

nununu dressrylee and cru skirt

2 - Wow pieces: Then you add some pizzazz with cool prints or interesting materials. We suggest you head over at Mini Rodini, Bobo Choses or Rylee & Cru, for instance. Add a sweatshirt or tee with a digital print - we love the NASA s/s - or add a fluffy topper by Bobo in autumnul colors! (Don't forget to layer!) Of course a concert tee is a perfect choice (Rowdy Sprout) - make sure you can answer some basic questions about the band though! Gotta be a legit fan!

rowdy sprout cbgb shirtbobo choses fall collectionMOLO happy dress


3- Accessories: Rad socks (Tia Cibani has our hands down favorite), a scarf, balaclava, cozy hat with ears or trucker hat (Piccolini NY or NUNUNU), some cute jewelry by Meri Meri and some shades by FCTRY are good bets!

floppy hat by bobotia cibani socks

4-Shoes: For back to school you can't go wrong with a cool pair of kicks. Converse, Air Forces or another great style! 

kids converse


5-Attitude: Fashion is all about confidence, so get creative, mix it up and then rock it! [Here's a throwback image from Babesta Beat!]

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