Thursday, August 6, 2015

Back To School Style with OshKosh B'Gosh {Tips for Back To School Shopping} #backtobgosh #BgoshJeanius #IC #ad

I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

As a kid, one of my favorite parts of the back to school season was shopping for a fun back to school outfit! As a mom, I think I love this part just as much, if not more! There is truly nothing more fun for me than putting together the perfect back to school outfit!

Today, I am sharing a few tips with you to send your kids back to school in style!

Know Your Dress Code.

First and foremost, you must make sure you're sticking to your child's school dress code! My son's school has a 'uniform dress code', which basically means that they must wear collared shirts (like polos or button ups) and non-denim pants and shorts. Thankfully, while this limits our options a bit, it still gives us a lot of room to play around with.

Make It Comfortable.

We want our kids to look cute, but don't forget they're still kids. From sitting in class to playing at recess, you don't want an uncomfortable outfit to hold them back. Though my son cannot wear tees to school, we love OshKosh tees and active wear. They are super soft, easy to mix and match and of course, affordable too. For the girls, you cannot beat the comfort of a fabulous tunic and leggings! We have found that even the polos and cargo shorts provide great comfort for those with a more uniform look. OshKosh B'Gosh has the trendy fashions they love, designed with their active lifestyle in mind. When kids feel comfortable, they can put their best foot forward throughout their school day.

Color is Fun!

A quick look in my kids' wardrobes would reveal that I love color! We love incorporating lots of bright colors into  their outfits. Neon green or teal polos are certainly a way to brighten up my son's otherwise boring dress code! Try mixing and matching bright colors and bold prints for a fun, one of a kind look. (For the super adventurous, try a super fun glow-in-the-dark graphic tee!)

Don't forget the Accessories.

When you think of accessories, you often think of little girls, but boys can have fun with accessories too! A few of my son's favorite things to wear are bow ties and suspenders. Once again, these are great additions to create a one of a kind style without breaking the dress code. He was truly the talk of the school with his fun first day of school look! There might not be quite as many options for boys as there are for girls, but that does not mean you cannot have fun with it.

And have fun with shoes too! From comfortable athletic shoes with fun pops of color to dressier looks, no outfit could be complete without a great pair of shoes.

Let Them Be THEM!

Okay, I'll admit... I love dressing my kids up how I want them to dress, which is fun when they're little... but for older kids going back to school, make sure whatever outfit they choose truly reflects their individual style! My son loves his somewhat nerdy look, but still likes to mix it up with a little prep or sporty look. Does your kid love the farmer look? OshKosh B'Gosh offers the World's Best Overalls! From sporty to preppy to posh. No matter what look your child decides to go for OshKosh B'Gosh has the must-haves of the season paired with modern heritage to help them create their unique back to school look!! (Need inspiration? Check out  B’Gosh Blue Jeans, World’s Best Overalls, New Black, White & Indigo Collection for ideas!)

Go For Quality Without Breaking the Bank.

One of the things we love most about OshKosh- aside from the fun styles of course- is the great quality that we get for the price. My son is ROUGH on clothes- a typical boy! Even at school, if there is a mess to be found, he'll find it. And recess time? He plays hard! The last thing I want to do is buy an all new back to school wardrobe, only to have it ripped and dingy by week 2. With their thoughtful designs, superior materials and construction, we know that we are getting quality when we shop OshKosh, which is why it truly is our go to shopping spot for my son. Their prices are unbeatable too! With frequent deals like clearance, doorbusters and coupons, we often find we can purchase a brand new school wardrobe for less than some secondhand shops! We aren't sacrificing the quality for price, with OshKosh B'Gosh we have BOTH.

To help you check off your back to school checklist at OshKosh B'Gosh, they are offering this fantastic coupon- save 25% on your $30 purchase!! Awesome! Find your nearest location to get shopping now!

As though the clothes, the quality and the prices weren't enough to make me love OshKosh for Back To School, their new B'Gosh Jeanius Campaign certainly was! OshKosh B'Gosh wants every child to have what they need for school, from blue jeans to books:
  •  OshKosh B’gosh, in partnership with K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers, Inc., and will give customers the opportunity to donate a new pair of jeans or make a cash donation to a students in need this school year.
  • All denim donated from July 28 through September 16, 2015, will be delivered to local children in need through K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, while cash donations will be dispersed to local
  • The Carters Charitable foundation will match all cash donations up to $50,000 and all denim donations with a new item of clothing.
  • Give kids a leg up! Donate a new pair of blue jeans or make a cash donation at the register.
  • For more information

What tips do you have for creating the perfect back to school outfit? What pieces from OshKosh B'Gosh are on your back to school checklist?


  1. Omgosh that bow tie and those suspenders!!! So cute!!! He is such a handsome guy!! We love OshKosh clothe as well!! The quality is fantastic and the price is always just right!! Thanks for the coupon code!!

  2. i love the clothes that you got are great idea to bad the kdi do not dress right

  3. These outfits are super cute. I would love to get some new clothes for my kids but we are very, very broke.


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