25 Back-To-School Clothes That Are Perfect For Recess Too


Kids are heading back to the classroom soon and that means fall fashion is back in session! So long swimsuits, shorts, and flip flops and hello cozy, colorful everyday staples that will last through the school year. While you prepare for carpools and packed lunches again, we've curated adorable back-to-school clothes that are perfect for the playground and after-school activities. Happy back-to-school shopping!

leggings for girls

Athleta Girl High Rise Stash Your Treasures Tight ($54)

Girls just wanna have fun...on the playground, the field, the court, etc. These Athleta leggings are made from the same buttery-soft fabric as the adult size in a slew of colors. Mom-daughter matching, anyone? Side pockets are handy too!

Tea Collection x Hello Kitty Wrap Neck Dress

Tea Collection x Hello Kitty Wrap Neck Dress (Now $36)

We love this sweet collab with one of our favorite kids fashion brands (well-made and ethically sourced) -- their popular wrap dress is super-comfy for kids to play and available in a trio of prints.

Hanna Andersson Colorblock Crewneck In French Terry

Hanna Andersson Colorblock Crewneck In French Terry ($48)

This gender-neutral French Terry knit is perfect year-round, gets softer by the wash, and comes in fun colorblock colors.

Joggers for boys

Tea Collection Everyday Joggers (Now $26)

These cotton jersey joggers with striped cuffs are not too cool for school or play and come in warm and cool colors.

denim overalls for girls

Mango Kids Denim Dungarees (Now $26)

Choose from all the season's neutrals (black, olive, classic denim blue, and this adorable cream number) for an everyday overall that is cute, comfy and cool.

sneakers for girls

Lola + The Boys Peachy Rainbow Trainer Sneaker ($68)

With a rainbow jelly sole, these fun trainers (as we like to call them;) elevate your kids go-to sneaker for fall.

H&M Cotton Sweatshirt

H&M Cotton Sweatshirt ($10)

This playful lavender sweatie with a language lesson to boot is the perfect layer for chilly fall mornings.

Zara Kids Linen Blouse Dress

Zara Kids Linen Blouse Dress ($39)

Kids can hop on the linen trend with this comfy yet stylish perfect-for-any-day shirt dress.

H&M Sneakers

H&M Kids Sneakers ($25)

If they're not ready for laces, these hook-loop sneaks are a BTS essential at an affordable price.

Mini Boden T-shirt

Mini Boden Slub Raglan T-shirt ($38)

Long sleeve tees go a long way to get kids through all the seasons of the school year. Pair it with pants or a skirt and set them loose. We love the quality of these -- and usually get multiple years of use out of them!

Mini Boden Jersey-lined Anorak

Mini Boden Jersey-lined Anorak ($64)

Bring on the muddy puddles! This versatile and cozy jacket is water resistant and totally cute.

Trailblazer Tee

Piccolina Kids Trailblazer Tee ($28)

From Rosa Parks to RBG to VP Harris, this trailblazer tee collection from Piccolina, illustrated by artist Shreya Gupta, is also the cutest history lesson. This week they're having a Buy 3, Get 25% sale (end July 30).

H&M Kids Henley

H&M Kids Henley 3-Pack ($30)

This versatile fall staple is perfect for school and weekends.

Tea Collection x Hello Kitty Leggings

Tea Collection x Hello Kitty Leggings (Now $26)

You can never have enough leggings in their wardrobe!

State Bags Mini Kane

State Bags Mini Kane ($90)

These mini State Bags, made from recycled materials and so so cute, can fit an 11" laptop, an iPad, and a matching lunchbox in the main compartment, as well as pens, keys, and other small essentials in the front pocket. Plus, for every bag purchased, STATE supports American children and families in need by donating fully packed backpacks.

Mango Kids Drawstring Waist Jeans

Mango Kids Drawstring Waist Jeans ($36)

Kids can grow into these durable jeans with a drawstring waistband.

Mango Kids Gingham Check Shirt

Mango Kids Gingham Check Shirt (Now $13)

Every BTS wardrobe should include a button-down shirt for everything from a regular day at school to school picture day.

Cat & Jack Socks 10-Pack

Cat & Jack Lightweight No Show Socks 10-Pack ($8)

Get their sock stash covered in one pack for the whole year!

H&M Kids Caps 2-Pack

H&M Kids Caps 2-Pack ($18)

Anyone else's kid having a big cat obsession (cheetahs, leopards, tigers, oh my!)?

Hanna Andersson Cardigan Combed Cotton

Hanna Andersson Cardigan Combed Cotton ($40+)

Kids need layers for all their activity levels and this sweet 100% cotton cardi is also 100% adorable.

\u200bH&M Kids Hoodie

H&M Kids Hoodie ($15)

This affordable hoodie comes in a bunch of neutral and bright colors and is a perfect coverup for active kids too.

Kids Rainboots

Zara Kids Rainboots ($50)

Available a bunch of lovely colors, these springy rain boots will have them jumping in muddy puddles all the way to homeroom.

Zara Kids Striped Sweatshirt

Zara Kids Striped Sweatshirt ($26)

A classic sweatshirt to take them from pumpkin picking to field trips and beyond.

Cat & Jack Stretch Woven Pants 2-Pack

Cat & Jack Stretch Woven Pants 2-Pack ($19)

Reinforced knees (yes, please!) and drawstring waistband means they can tumble around all day long (as they do).

PACT Going Places Jogger

PACT Going Places Jogger ($30)

From the playground to family movie nights, these organic joggers are the coziest. Pair with a matching hoodie from the fair trade brand.

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