The kids are heading back to school 2021 style – and while I love our two kids, it’s time to get them in school and out of my hair! Since I work from home, my office is not very … quiet or peaceful during the summer.
Time to get back to slinging new recipes and hot deals! But first … we must share the back-to-school trends that we are seeing in 2021.
For this project, I knew we had to hit up Dick’s Sporting Goods website. Dick’s Sporting Goods is a great store for back-to-school shopping for my kids because they have items that are trendy and practical, seeing as our kids aren’t the type to get fancy and dressed up, and they’re in sports gear 99% of the time. I could literally do all of our back to school shopping in one trip. That, in itself is pretty darn amazing!
Here’s a list of what the kids picked out for back to school 2021 clothes from Dick’s Sporting Goods:
- Nike Women’s Sportswear Essentials Oversized Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
- Nike Men’s Futura Club Fleece Hoodie
- Nike Men’s Air Force 1 ’07 Shoes
- Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 32 oz Bottle
- Adidas Baseline Utility Backpack
- Columbia Boys’ PFG Backcast Shorts
- DSG Girls’ 7/8 High Rise Tights
- Adidas Kids Grade School NMD R1 Shoes
What are the trends we are seeing for girls clothes in 2021?
As far as girls 2021 trends, we are seeing a lot of big and boxy on top, narrow and leggings on the bottom as well as plain, light tennis shoes. I am loving the look – the sporty look for girls has always been a favorite of mine and I love that
What are boys ages 13 and 14 wearing to school?
The boys are all things comfy when it comes to school these days. If it’s made out of cotton and it has an athletic symbol on it, it’s wearable – that’s what I’m seeing, anyways! Nice, dressy clothes have never been a thing for our son, so I love the idea of hoodies, looser athletic shorts that wick away moisture and trendy shoes.
I would be amiss if I didn’t mention the trendy shoes. That is for sure a teenage boy thing that I don’t see going anywhere anytime soon. The comfiest, yet trendy shoes. And, as of now, the idea is that the shoes must be clean, crease-free and the most happening style.
Let’s just say, shoes are a big chunk of the back to school budget in 2021.
What did I choose for my kids and why did I choose these things for my kids?
Nike Women’s Oversized Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
I absolutely adore this sweatshirt on our daughter and the color is bright, stands out and is nothing like anything that is in her closet currently – which is likely why I loved it most! And, this Nike sweatshirt fits perfectly with the crop trend we are seeing and will be super comfy over a t-shirt with leggings as well. This sweatshirt is also so soft, which helps when dealing with a picky pre-teen!
Nike Men’s Future Club Fleece Hoodie
Teenage boys can be pickier than girls! So, in my quest to find a few perfect back-to-school closet staples for my kids, I knew that I would have to add a Nike hoodie. Because you just can’t go wrong with a Nike Hoodie! And, bonus, since our son is getting bigger, I can now wear his hand me downs. Cool? I think so!
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 32 oz Bottle
The Hydro Flask is a staple when it comes to girls, so you just can’t go wrong if you grab this in-demand back-to-school accessory for your kids. Kenna picked the light purple and it is such a pretty color – perfect for year-round, really.
Nike Men’s Air Force 1 ’07 Shoes
Shoes, shoes shoes and more shoes. This is what the guys want at this age, and even our daughter is starting to drift towards being a little shoe collector, herself.
These shoes are super fun, colorful and if I dare say so, they can even be dressed up as well.
Adidas Baseline Utility Backpack
The backpack that we chose is the Adidas Baseline Utility Backpack, because it is huge! We love the Olive Green color that makes it unique, but also on trend as well. The kids have to carry so much in their backpacks now days, and loosing access to lockers last year made me realize that we always need a bigger backpack at our disposal so this big backpack is perfect for kids!
Columbia Boys’ PFG Backcast Shorts
These shorts were a must-have when we were shopping Dick’s Back to School items. And, they are perfect. I love that they have a rated SPF and they’re a heavier material that is not cotton or dri-fit material. Everything these kids wear are made out of one of these materials, so this was a sigh of relief to find a piece of clothing that was trendy, but different!
DSG Girls’ 7/8 High Rise Tights
Our daughter is head over heels for comfy, comfy, comfy and these leggings are just that – plus they have a pocket for her phone. Perfect, if you ask me! You can see the leggings that she chose in the picture with the blue Nike sweatshirt.
Adidas Kids Grade School NMD R1 Shoes
Wonder where I am? I’m likely in a corner crying because my daughter isn’t quite in my size of shoes yet, and I want to share these NMD R1 Adidas Shoes with her. So stinkin’ cute – and the all white choice she made ….. couldn’t be any happier for her taste in style!
What about your kids? What are their must-haves for back-to-school clothes this year? Do you think you could get all of your back to school shopping done at Dick’s?