My daughter started Kindergarten this week, and we have been having a blast getting her “prepped” for big girl school. No, I am not talking about pencil cases or notebooks, but of course her wardrobe and gear (aka the fun stuff). Here are some of my favorite must-haves for the 2011 back-to-school season.
Sequins are so hot right now (most little girls love anything that sparkles), and this silver sequin bag makes a perfect accessory. Beaded bracelets, like this one from J. Crew, are a Stella essential—the more jewels the better. And to get some of that kindergarten fashion inspiration, J. Crew released a fashion-inspired coloring book—Vogue for kids!
Back-to-school fashion is not just for girls. Little boys can rock the hallways looking just as cool. Here are some of my picks for the little dudes starting school.
Backpacks and lunch boxes are all the rage at back-to-school time. There are so many fun choices on the market, but here are my top selections. Crewcuts tulle-around backpack is a scream. I think I would go back to school just to be able to carry this. And for boys, I love this skull and cross bone motif lunch duo. It’s personalized and funky and not too babyish that it won’t last a couple of years.
Like most kids, Stella was a little nervous about starting a new school. So when I came across talkatoo charms, I thought this was the perfect “security object” to send with her. These adorable charms come in necklace or clip form and allow you to add a recorded message. Mom or Dad can record a little message that the child can take with them if they ever need a little bit of comfort throughout the day. Stella clipped hers to her backpack, and it just looks like a cool accessory.
What are your favorite back-to-school items this season?