The ABC’s of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

July 31, 2015 by  
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The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

This summer has flown right by us this year. In less than four weeks all of my boys will be headed back to school and it’s never too early to get ready when you have five kids. We’ve already begun getting organized and have a plan to get things done but there are still a few things we need to wrap up and for that we plan on heading to our local Target. I’m already there on a weekly basis running around with a cup of coffee in hand but when back to school season kicks in, all of my boys want to join in on my Target run and I love it!

Robert is going into 5th grade and right now it’s all about having his say in what he wears, what supplies he uses and how cool everything looks. For this I count on Target who makes back-to-school shopping easy and fun for me and my boys. Check out some of our favorite back-to-school items to ensure a cool new start to school.

Licensed characters are a back-to-school must-have for any kid! Robert is a diehard Avengers fan so this year we’ll be snagging all of his favorite items like the Avengers backpack and lunchbox (of course Target also has a huge variety of Star Wars, Frozen and Minions gear to choose from).

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

Abcs of looking cool for back to school

I try to teach my kids how to style themselves as soon as they know how to dress themselves, but to make their back-to-school selection easier I buy them lots of pieces they can mix and match. Lots of solid color tees that match with anything, button ups for layering and to help transition out of summer shorts I plan on buying Target’s new reinvented stretchy jeans that are now more comfy with a worn in feel. This helps them develop their own sense of style without having to get involved too much.

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

Back-to-school lists are pretty standard: They request a dozen or more notebooks, pens, paper, crayons etc. To make the supplies have a more personal feel, we choose supplies with flair! Look for patterns and colors that pop like a striped notebook and supplies with bright colors.

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

Another thing we do each year is buy a brand new pack of permanent markers and I let the kids go nuts and personalize their stuff with initials and doodles they draw. The idea is to bring a sense of creativity to their back-to-school basics and make it more exciting.

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School


This year Target has made it a little easier to do just that with the school list assist – an online destination built specifically to help you find the exact supplies you need and you can then either pick it up at the store (my favorite method) or have it shipped right to your door. It doesn’t get any simpler than that!

What are some of your kids’ must-haves for back-to-school?


Target makes going back to school easy.

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34 Responses to “The ABC’s of Looking Cool for Back-To-School”
  1. Gina says:

    Love shopping Target for back to school. He looks like he’s ready to roll! I’m not ready yet!!! Noooooo!!! lol

  2. Robin Masshole mommy says:

    We are definitely going to go to target for back to school shopping, but since school doesn’t start for a while here, I still have time 🙂

  3. Jeannette says:

    We love shopping at Target for back to school! My kids both just got new bookbags there. It’s so great to be able to find everything we need in one place!

  4. My oldest son will not be allowed to wear shorts to middle school, so jeans are BIG on our back to school list. And, of course, all the regular school supplies.

  5. Antonio says:

    You know I just called my wife and told her to go to Target! She is out with our girls now school shopping and we both thank you for this post! 🙂

  6. Becki S says:

    Ahh Target. I think I could go there every day and still find something that I needed to buy. Love all the school supplies and even as an adult without kiddos, sharpies are still one of my favorite items!

  7. Heather says:

    I love Target for school! We’ve already got most of our back to school shopping done. My son goes back next thursday! We start very early in Arizona.

  8. Alicia says:

    I wish we had a Target near by. We live in a small town.

    Our kids start back August 26 to school, but the neat thing about our school district is that the taxes paid through the year pay for supplies kids need in school, so parents don’t have to buy them. Just bookbag and lunch box.

  9. Shann Eva says:

    What a handsome young model you have. I can’t believe it’s back to school time already. I love Target, and will be doing all my shopping there too.

  10. Crystal says:

    Those are great looks. It’s so warm here that my kids won’t need jeans for a while, but the prices can’t be beat right now.

  11. Erlene says:

    My kids are older, so we don’t shop for the licensed goods, but we do buy school supplies at Target. I love that we can get school supplies and house stuff all in one place.

  12. Carolyn K says:

    Cool choices, love the Avengers lunch pack. Thank you for sharing.

  13. This is a great idea, a cool backpack and some new clothes is certainly smart.

  14. It looks like your son actually enjoys shopping with you! Target is a must for us for everything 🙂

  15. I always loved back to school shopping! I never did get to pick out a cool character backpack though… your little man looks like he loves the avengers!

  16. rika says:

    I love back to school deals.. cheaper and fun! we haven’t bought anything for our kids, maybe a pair of shoes

  17. rika says:

    I love back to school deals.. cheaper and fun! we haven’t bought anything for our kids, maybe a pair of shoes for my son and daughter

  18. michelle bowman says:

    my son would love this. he will be going to school next week

  19. rachel says:

    Oh I do LOVE Target… for ALL my shopping. I will be heading there this week to stock up on back to school essentials for my boys. 🙂

  20. CourtneyLynne says:

    I love target!!! Unfortunately the closest one to me is about an hour away! We will be going regardless though since I am target obsessed!

  21. Claudette says:

    I don’t have children of that age but these are great tips!

  22. jasmine says:

    Im make weekly Target runs! I’m very lucky, all five of my boys love shopping with me! Hopefully it will stay that way 🙂

  23. jasmine says:

    Thank you!

  24. jasmine says:

    Now that is awesome!! I have five boys that would be SO beneficial for me.

  25. jasmine says:

    Wow thats super earlY!

  26. jasmine says:

    You’re welcome! Hope you found everything on your list!

  27. Love, love, love Target! We do much of out back to school shopping there! I love the jeans her picked!

  28. Debbie Denny says:

    Love those choices. Target does have some great deals

  29. These are great tips. I love the cool outfit of your son. I love shopping at Target.

  30. I enjoy going through the back to school supplies myself! I love the good prices and stock up for Christmas stockings.

  31. I love shopping at Target! They have so many stylish back to school items.

  32. Shell Feis says:

    We hit Target a few weeks ago to get a jump start on our shopping and my son picked out a bunch of his favorites! He got a Jurassic World backpack {even though he isn’t allowed to see the movie lol}, TMNT lunchbox and an Ultimate Spiderman water bottle. None of it will match but it all makes him happy!

  33. Melissa says:

    Target is where we went for school supplies! I love their variety!

  34. Melissa Vera says:

    Wow your model does look fashionable and ready to go back to school. I love shopping at Target for all our back to school needs.

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