In a month or two, most teens across the United States will be heading back-to-school. The format may be uncertain due to COVID-19, but learning will go on. This year, we’ve pulled together a list of clothing, shoes, accessories, and backpacks as usual. As a bonus this year, we are also including great educational resources and school supplies that will work for on-campus settings, virtual learning, and/or homeschooling.
CLOTHES, SHOES, AND ACCESSORIES
Out of Print
Bookworms will love wearing their favorite books on their sleeves – literally! Peruse the collection at Out of Print, where you will find t-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, and tote bags featuring classic and modern stories – Anne of Green Gables, Matilda, Pride & Prejudice, etc – alongside apparel & accessories that will showcase your love of all things literary.
- FOLLOW Out of Print on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- BUY the Book Nerd Cap and Anne of Green Gables Tote Bag.
US Polo Assn
For teens with a preppy inclination, consider the timeless pieces from US Polo Assn. You’ll find adorable button-up dresses, starched oxford shirts, and classy dress pants – which are suitable for most dress codes and/or school uniform requirements.
- FOLLOW US Polo Assn on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- BUY back-to-school clothing from US Polo Assn.
Gola Sneakers from Lucky Brand
Casual canvas sneakers are my high-schooler’s go-to for the school year – and Lucky Brand has a great collection of US and European brands to browse.
The stylish cream and blush sneakers (pictured above) are the Gola Tennis Mark Cox Canvas in White/Blossom. These are darling shoes for everyday wear at school with shorts, skirts, or uniforms!
Clothes & Shoes from Eddie Bauer
When you’re considering where to shop for teens for the back-to-school season, consider Eddie Bauer. Known for their sturdy, rugged, and stylish pieces, Eddie Bauer holds appeal for both outdoorsy and preppy teens.
Make the Most of It
Newly released in 2020, “Make the Most of It: A Guide to Loving Your College Years” offers solid advice for any rising college student. Although the author is the President of Biola University, the pages contain wisdom that is widely applicable for any college student (whether attending a public or private university).
I would gift this book to any graduating high school senior in a heartbeat (it’s a small, elegant, and sturdy hardcover – which is perfect for gift-giving).
EnvyPak Page Protectors
Save yourself time, money, and printer ink this school year by using page protectors! We use them frequently for syllabi, poetry, passages to memorize, and anything that needs to be referred to again and again throughout the year.
You can find EnvyPak’s page protectors on Amazon and they are extra fun because you can color-coordinate inside of your binder with bold or pastel colors.
Erin Condren Notebooks/Planners
Is your teen is a to-do list maker and setter of goals? Take a look at the lovely notebooks/planners from Erin Condren. The designs are beautiful and the format is simple – a space for journaling and a space for corresponding lists with boxes to check off completed tasks.
If advanced math courses are on your teen’s schedule for 2020-2021, you’ll want to invest in a calculator that can work for Algebra, Geometry, Trig, PreCalc, Calculus, Chemistry, and beyond.
The TI-84 Plus CE is a super-slim graphing calculator that can take students from middle school math and science classes all the way through graduate school. As a bonus, it’s stylish too – and available in a number of different colors (pictured: rose gold).
What are your favorite products for back-to-school 2020?
Where will you be purchasing clothes, shoes, and gear for your high school students?