Back-to-School Outfits for Kids and Teachers

kids in back to school outfits

Wait, didn’t the kids just get out of school? Summer may be in full swing with camp, pool days and fun vacations, but it sure is flying by. Whether you’re in the market for new, cool clothes for your kids or you’re a teacher who’s prepping for the year ahead, the first days of school are right around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about all the back-to-school shopping and—our favorite—cute back-to-school outfits

Help is on the way: We tapped Alicia Lloyd, one of our expert Stylists, to create a tip-filled guide for everybody heading back to the classroom and the playground. 

And when we say “everybody,” we mean it. We have sizes 2T-18 for the kiddos with styles starting at just $10. As for outfits for teachers, we have tons of sizes, brands and ooh-where’d-you-get-that styles that will fit every budget, too. It all comes right to your door without having to make another trip to the store.

Our Stylists absolutely love coming up with fresh back-to-school outfit ideas for kids and teachers so everyone can start the year off with some great style—and make those crazy mornings just a little bit easier. Is that the first bell ringing? We’d better get to it!

child with mother outside of school

For the Kiddos

“With so many kids (and their parents!) getting ready to return to school, we want to make sure that their Fix provides a great variety of the things we know are most important to our littlest Clients: comfort, variety, and FUN.” 

Alicia Lloyd, Styling Team Supervisor at Stitch Fix 

Pre-K and kindergarten

back to school outfit graphic tee sweatshirt with jeans and sneakers, jean jacket with dress and sneakers

Go go graphics!

Our Stylists have tons of T-shirts or dresses with fun graphics to choose from—just let us know whatever the little ones are really into at the moment, be it cute kittens or dinosaurs. Sneakers can even get in on the action with prints or glittery textures.

children's back to school outfits featuring rainbow tie dye sweater and camo print sweater

Pattern Play

Switch out a solid top for rainbow-bright tie-dye or camo print. The more color, the better! “These back-to-school Fixes are a great opportunity for us to send some surprise items to get them excited for their return to the fall routine,” Alicia says.

back to school outfits featuring flannel shirts, denim jackets, and leggings

Layers of fun

Easy-on-easy-off, comfortable layers like lightweight flannels and denim jackets are perfect for recess and in the classroom. For bottoms, our Stylists are all about go-to jeans or leggings that can hang on the monkey bars (and everywhere else).

Middle School

middle school outfit featuring plaid patterns and skater shoes

Squared up

Checks, please! Oversized plaid patterns mix with preppy staples and some comfy skater kicks to bring in the cool factor. 

middle school outfits with purple floral top and long sleeve t-shirt

New favorite color: purple

Purple looks great with just about everything, whether it’s in a floral top or long-sleeve T-shirt. Versatile Vans sneakers mix things up and will always be the easy answer as they’re getting out the door.

Between the soccer practices, theater camp productions, beach trips and summer birthday parties, there’s already a lot going on. It’s a relief to know you can leave the back-to-school shopping to us. 

Outfits for Teachers

teacher's outfit with cardigan sweater and black dress

“We style so many amazing teachers, and the back-to-school season is the time where our clients have so much on their minds. As Stylists, our goal is to help alleviate some of the stress by providing teachers with effortless styles.” —Alicia

teacher's outfits featuring colored structured blazer and light trench coat

Polished pops of color

“We know that layers are important for teachers who may transition from the classroom to an after-school event,” Alicia notes. Add a structured blazer or light trench to wear your fave summer dresses right into fall. Top it all off with colorful accessories that look polished in and out of the classroom.

teaching outfit with jeans and denim jacket as well as khakis and boucle blazer

Anything but basic

Top off comfy, easy-to-move-in essentials like jeans, sneakers and khakis with a jacket—like a denim trucker or chic bouclé blazer—for totally pulled-together teaching outfits. For circle time or smartboard sessions, just leave the jacket on the back of your chair.

Get styled by Stitch Fix this summer

Let our Stylists help you get your wardrobe in shape for the new school year. Take your style quiz for yourself or your kiddos, schedule a Fix and get ready to receive an array of fall styles that fit your (and their) unique taste. Try on new outfits in the comfort of your own home. Pay for what you love, and send back the rest. Shipping and returns are always free, and there’s no subscription required. We’ll take care of the shopping, so you can focus on getting everyone ready for heading back to school.

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