This Summer has been an absolute whirlwind, and I can hardly believe we’re less than two weeks away from returning to school! Little Miss goes back earlier than ever this year, so she’s already started gathering supplies, planning outfits, and waiting impatiently for her class schedule to be released.
Now that she’s older, she has a very clear idea of her style and how she wants to dress. It’s as if the new school year is the opportunity to reinvent and try new things. Gone are the athletic shorts and oversized gray hoodies (well, for now anyway!), and they’ve been replaced by colorful pieces that fit her frame.
I’ve been receiving lots of requests for teen styles, and she wholeheartedly agreed to shop and share! And you’ll be as thrilled as me to know these are all Walmart finds, so they’re super affordable!
Her go-to look, this girl loves jeans and a flannel (what they call plaid shirts)! But her narrow frame and long legs make it tricky to find good ones that fit, so we were both thrilled to find these.
They’re a slim fit with lots of stretch and an adjustable waist. They come in several washes and launder well, too. She loves the color and fit of the plaid, but it was the soft feel that won her over (she doesn’t do itchy!).
Fit Tip: Use the website sizing chart to determine best size.
Did you know Walmart has a huge Uniform Shop, and most pieces are around $5!? She doesn’t wear a uniform to school, but we both loved this style! The polo is a super-soft knit with good structure, and comes in a handy 2-pack for less than $10!
The has a side zipper and button, with a comfortable elastic waist in the back, and beautifully-done box pleats. It’s hard to believe it’s under $10, too!
The tricky part about starting school in August is the heat! It’s still super-hot, but most of her shorts don’t meet the school’s dress code standard. She was thrilled to find these lightweight pants!
They’re silky-soft with a comfortable pull-on elastic paperbag waist. She paired them with a basic tee for now, and longer sleeves later. They’re super cute with sneakers and sandals.
The tagless-tee is super soft jersey, and comes in a 2-pack for just $5!
I’m so proud to be this darling girl’s mama. I know she’s watching and listening to every thing I do and say, and always feel the weight of raising a strong, confident, independent person! Teenage girl years are significantly different than a boy’s, any advice from you teen girl mamas? Besides lots of deep breaths, ha!
Have you started shopping back to school yet? Walmart has all the styles, supplies and more to make it a one-stop shop!
*Photos by the darling and talented Mary Hafner. This post created in collaboration with Walmart and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and freckled faces are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*