School Rules

Trendy and affordable school clothes to match your child's personality.

  • HEARTBREAKER: Canvas Military Jacket
    When in doubt, layer. Casual yet pulled together, this uniform will take Louis from pre-k to college. Canvas Military Jacket ($36) from Naartjie Kids, located in the Mall of America, 952-854-4714
  • HEARTBREAKER: Plaid Flannel
    Plaid flannel ($44.50) from Crewcuts by J. Crew, located in the Mall of America, 952-814-7419
  • HEARTBREAKER: Graphic T-shirt
    Flag T-shirt ($19.50) by Polo Ralph Lauren, from Von Maur, located in the Eden Prairie Center, 952-829-0200
  • HEARTBREAKER: Blue Jeans
    Jeans ($34.50) by Guess, also from Von Maur
    Shoes ($76) by Camper, from Shoe Zoo, 3146 Hennpin Ave., Mpls., 612-823-3988
  • ROCK STAR: Fringe Boots
    Boots ($79.95) by Minnetonka Moccasin, from Oh Baby!, located in Galleria, 952-928-9119
  • ROCK STAR: Denim Leggings
    Leggings ($32) by Mini Boden (select styles are also at Nordstrom in Mall of America)
  • ROCK STAR: Popover Sweater
    Sweater ($58 and up) also from Crewcuts by J. Crew
  • TEACHER'S PET: Nerd-Chic Glasses
    Custom design frames ($489) by Glasses Menagerie, 3142 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-822-7021
  • TEACHER'S PET: Flashy Shoes
    Sparkle sneakers ($46) also from Shoe Zoo
  • TEACHER'S PET: Unique Backpack
    Backpack ($45) by Mad Pax, from Creative Kidstuff, seven metro location, including 4313 Upton Ave. S., Mpls., 612-927-0653

What a child wears for those first-day photos in front of the school bus gets etched in the family album forever. But there's no reason to feel pressure with this season's array of back-to-school fashions for kids. From glam to preppy, plaids to stripes, our favorite looks are really just wholesome versions of the clothes we want to wear ourselves. Only cuter.