Back to School Must Haves for Kids

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I think I love back-to-school time just as much as my kid. It’s the feeling of a new year without having to wait until January 1st. We get new shoes, clothes, accessories, and best of all – a clean slate at school.

I like to wait until the last possible moment to go back-to-school shopping. I think the best deals come at the end of Summer when all the stores are trying to get rid of their insanely cute products. All the hot trends are still in stores around this time, but at reduced prices! More bang for my buck, mami!

As in previous years, we headed to Westminster Mall to pick up some necessities for the kid. He’s heading into first grade and has grown out of his t-shirts and needs some new accessories. While at Westminster Mall, we also checked out the must-haves for kids and we’re sharing them with you! Stick around because there’s also a $50 AmEx gift card giveaway at the bottom.


Icing has the coolest and biggest array of suspenders. Everything from rainbow animal prints to just plain black – they are sure to make your kid’s outfits POP!

Kids suspenders at Icing //
Store: Icing


Frozen is still ever so popular with the chicas (and chicos too)! Backpacks, purses and even umbrellas are a great way to incorporate Elsa and Anna into their every day school life.

Store: Koko

Skinny Jeans

The always popular skinny jeans are here to stay. This season, give them an update by sporting them in bright colors like these red and neon yellow ones.

Store: Crazy 8

Funky Accessories

One of the best parts of being a kid is being able to wear all kinds of funky jewelry. The ones at Icing take the cake… literally! I’m totally crushing on the rainbow spiky ball necklace.

Store: Icing


Whether your kid wants to go all out and don orange in a bright puffer vest or just a touch of orange accent in a sweater, orange is a stellar color this year. It’s great year round, and especially on point for Fall.

Store: Crazy 8


Shaped backpacks catch a boy’s attention and allows them to show the world some of their favorite characters and hobbies.

p.s. Rubik’s cube rock.

Store: Hot Topic


One of the best patterns that go from Summer to Fall is plaid. This preppy-like pattern is made better when it comes in subdued colors like burnt orange, navy blue and gray.

Store: Old Navy

Graphic Tees

These type of t-shirts are versatile because they layer well and are the perfect amount of funky to a drabby blue jeans outfit. Best of all, they will last a whole year of boyness and still be relevant when they’re passed down to younger siblings.

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Westminster Mall – Store Locations

1076 – Lower Level near Macy’s
Crazy 8
1032 – Lower Level Between jcpenney and Sears
Hot Topic
2025A – Upper Level near jcpenney
1101 – Lower Level near jcpenney
Old Navy
2080A – Upper Level near Macy’s
The Children’s Place
2062 – Upper Level near Sears
I am a Simon Mall Correspondent. I received a gift card from Westminster Mall to facilitate my shopping. This post do not necessarily represent Simon Property Group’s positions, strategies or opinions.

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