Whether you're shopping for a grade schooler, teen or college kid, they're sure to be the best-dressed student with our picks.
Even though it feels like summer just started, it's never too early to start thinking about back-to-school shopping. And with some schools starting as soon as next month, now is the time to start getting organized before the learning kicks off. Aside from new pencils, notebooks and dorm room essentials for college kids, you can never forget about the most fun part about shopping for the new school year: the clothes.
Get your kid, teen or college student ready for class with a wardrobe to feel excited about. To make your back-to-school shopping a little easier, we've rounded up our favorite picks for every age group from top retailers such as GAP Kids, Target, Abercrombie, Urban Outfitters, Amazon, lululemon and more.
Below, check out our favorite back-to-school clothes for students all ages to help them start the school year off on the right foot.
The Best Back-to-School Clothes for Elementary School
Boden Square Neck Swing Top
Lace trim and a square neckline dress up this otherwise simple top — available in four colors.
Abercrombie Kids high rise 90s straight jeans
Yes, they make Abercrombie jeans for kids, too — and they're just as stylish.
Levi's® Boys' 510 Skinny Fit Everyday Performance Jeans
Everyone needs a classic pair of Levi's in their back-to-school wardrobe.
Nordstrom Kids' Everyday Cotton Pocket T-Shirt
You can never have too many cotton tees on hand, and this unisex style comes in plenty of colors for parents to snag.
Old Navy Short-Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt
Old Navy has great deals on t-shirts, like this cactus print graphic tee.
TUCKER + TATE Kids' Pretty Pocket Dress
Pockets on either side makes this bright dress equal parts fun and functional for an elementary school student this upcoming school year.
Gap Kids Easy Pull-On Shorts with Washwell
These pull-on shorts can be dressed up or down, making them a versatile back-to-school item that parents can easily wash.
The Best Back-to-School Clothes for Teens
For teens in middle school and high school, striking the balance between stylish and school-appropriate can be a challenge. Our picks include a sweet floral sundress, comfy joggers and trendy tops from their favorite brands.
American Eagle Cropped Hey Baby Waffle Tee
American Eagle has back to school shopping basics on sale now, including this waffle tee.
Hollister Detroit Record Store Graphic Tee
This graphic tee comes in a variety of cool prints, including this Detroit record store graphic.
LA Hearts Tie Front Mini Dress
One of PacSun's great deals, save money and look stylish with a simple short-sleeve sundress.
Nike Sportswear Club Fleece
These comfy yet stylish joggers are best-sellers for a reason. Snag them at Nike's Back to School sale.
BDG Perfect Baby Tee
Comfy, soft and not too cropped, she'll want this baby tee item in every color.
PacSun Eco Light Blue '90s Boyfriend Jeans
'90s-inspired jeans are right on trend for fall and are on sale with this back to school deal.
Amazon Essentials Men's Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
This cozy crewneck might technically be under the mens' section, but we think it's a staple for anyone's wardrobe. For students with school uniforms, throw this on over your outfit on the way to school for added warmth.
The Best Back-to-School Clothes for College Students
When it comes to college students, we've included a mix of comfy staples for studying and versatile basics they can wear in and out of the classroom.
Abercrombie and Fitch Cotton Seamless Fabric Scoopneck Bodysuit
Made of a stretchy, lightweight cotton fabric, this bodysuit can be styled to suit virtually any occasion.
Nike Solo Swoosh
Keep it comfy in a stylish Nike crewneck that's easy to dress up or down.
Abercrombie and Fitch Curve Love High Rise Loose Jean
Score a pair of Abercrombie's best-selling jeans while they're on sale.
Banana Republic Desert Camp Shirt
Save money on this button-up shirt that can be worn open over an undershirt or buttoned up for dressier events.
Uniqlo Slim-Fit Chino Pants
These chinos have just the right amount of stretch for a comfortable fit.
Colorfulkoala High Waisted Yoga Pants 7/8 Length Leggings with Pockets
Perfect for anyone on the go, these best-selling leggings provide unrestricted movement and have side pockets for storing your personal items.
lululemon Scuba Oversized Half-Zip Hoodie
Say hello to your new favorite hoodie with a comfy oversized fit and just the right amount of crop.