Back-to-School Shopping: The Best Kids, Teens, College Clothing and Accessories

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As summer soon comes to a close, it's time to get ready for the new school year! 

And there's no better way to prep for the big return than back-to-school shopping. Whether you're a parent or a student, there is a plethora of clothing and accessories to get you excited about starting another school chapter. 

Need supplies for your elementary and middle school children? Amazon has bundles of all the essentials they need. How about a new backpack? Cool bag brand State has a slew of colorful options (and coordinating lunch boxes!), while Walmart carries many styles from Kendall + Kylie, JanSport, Adidas and more. 

Ahead, browse through ET Style's favorite back-to-school shopping picks for kids, pre-teens, teens and college students. 

Kids/Pre-Teen 

Ensure your kiddies have everything they need for the first day back with a one-and-done supplies kit, an adorable, cozy jacket perfect for fall, a matching backpack and lunch bag set and comfy booties for everyday wear. 

School Supply Boxes Secondary School Essentials Kit
Amazon

School Supply Boxes Essentials Kit, $40


Epic Threads Chevron-Stripe Teddy Jacket
Macy's

Epic Threads Chevron-Stripe Teddy Jacket, $56 $34 


State Mini Kane
State

State Mini Kane, $60


State Rodgers Lunch Box
State

State Rodgers Lunch Box, $42 


Treasure & Bond Perforated Kid Bootie
Nordstrom

Treasure & Bond Perforated Kid Bootie, $50 $33


Teens 

A new backpack with non-boring notebooks will get any teen excited to return to school, along with a trendy sweatshirt and cool kicks. We especially love this sleek water bottle with a detachable bluetooth speaker to hydrate and listen to music during breaks. 

Kendall + Kylie Colorblock Backpack
Walmart

Kendall + Kylie Colorblock Backpack, $34 $14


Sonix Notebook Bundle
Sonix

Sonix Notebook Bundle, $14


H&M Ariana Grande 7 Rings Sweatshirt
H&M

H&M Ariana Grande 7 Rings Sweatshirt, $30


Puma Nova GRL BOSS Low-Top Sneakers
Bloomingdale's

Puma Nova GRL BOSS Low-Top Sneakers, $90


AQUIO Insulated Water Bottle & Detachable Bluetooth Speaker
Nordstrom

AQUIO Insulated Water Bottle & Detachable Bluetooth Speaker, $60 


College 

Dorm essentials are a priority for undergrads, including stylish sheets and chic loungewear to don in and out of the room. Wireless headphones and a durable laptop sleeve is a must for on-the-go students, along with an elevated spinner luggage set. 

Room Essentials Microfiber Sheet Set Prints
Target

Room Essentials Microfiber Sheet Set Prints, $16 


Honeydew Intimates summer lover vintage sweatshirt and shorts
Shopbop

Honeydew Intimates Summer Lover Vintage Sweatshirt, $48; Summer Lover Vintage Shorts, $36 


Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones
Amazon

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones, $250 $280


Herschel Anchor Sleeve
Herschel

Herschel Anchor Sleeve, from $30


Calpak Ambeur 2-Piece Spinner Luggage
Nordstrom

Calpak Ambeur 2-Piece Spinner Luggage, $285


Need more help with shopping? Check out ET Style's picks of the best clothing subscription boxes.  


Each product has been selected, and each product’s style has been reviewed, by our editorial team; however, we may receive affiliate commissions from some links to products on this page. Prices listed are subject to change by the retailer.

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