Back-to-school shopping: School uniforms
It’s already time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping. For those in schools requiring uniforms, clothes shopping can be very limited.
Depending on the school, it’s usually khaki pants for boys, pleated skirts or skorts for girls, and polo or button-down shirts for both genders. Blue and white are popular colors, but a splash of red is also often allowed.
But, even with these simple guidelines, finding the right uniform pieces at the right price can be a bit daunting.
Our best tip? Ensure that uniform is well made, and it will last the year – and even be passed down to the next in line in the family.
Here are some of our favorite staples:
Nobody does quality like L.L.Bean, and the Kids Double L Polo shirts are their best-sellers for uniforms. White and navy are the most popular shades, though some schools will allow regatta blue or red. Kids Double L Polo Shirt, $16.96 (plus 3% Cash Back), llbean.com
The pros at L.L.Bean point out that some of the more picky schools even dictate backpack styles and colors. You can’t go wrong with this original. If you’re looking for more backpacks, be sure to check out our Best backpacks for elementary students post . Junior Original Bookpack, $24.95 (plus 3% Cash Back), llbean.com
For the young girl, the IZOD pleated skort is just the answer for the back-to-school crowd. JCPenney offers a broad selection of clothing for boys and girls, all for good prices. The skort comes in the classic navy or khaki. Izod Pleated Girls Skort, on sale $12.99 (plus 8% Cash Back), jcpenney.com
And for boys, IZOD also has flat-front pants in blue or khaki. The older crowd can turn to Dockers, but these are an inexpensive alternative for the younger set. IZOD Boys Flat Front Reinforced Knee Pants, on sale$19.99 (plus 8% Cash Back), jcpenney.com
Finally, we’ll stick with Penney’s for an IZOD top for her. Take your pick of short-sleeved polos, but think to the future (yes, winter will arrive) and pick up a sporty IZOD long-sleeved shirt for her. It comes in an array of colors, that should fit in line with the policy. Izod Girls Long Sleeve Polo, on sale $13.99 (plus 8% Cash Back), jcpenney.com