What to Wear to 8th Grade.

Here’s a little tour of what the lovely Maude Blair, age 13, will be wearing to 8th grade. Starting with outfit #1, which features a floral jumpsuit from the Next outlet, and a navy cardigan from Abercrombie. (If you’re curious, you can find a little sidenote about what my kids think of Abercrombie in this post.)

What to Wear to 8th Grade.
What to Wear to 8th Grade.
What to Wear to 8th Grade.

The silver, leather ballet flats are from Carrefour (a French grocery store).

What to Wear to 8th Grade

Outfit #2 has lots of pieces and textures. I really like it. The tweed jacket is a hand-me-down from our landlords. The scarf is borrowed from Mom. The denim dress is by Kayce Hughes. The thick star tights are from DPAM. And the boots are from… I can’t remember. A funny little shoe chain in our town. (Keep reading to see better shots of the boots.)

What to Wear to 8th Grade
What to Wear to 8th Grade.

Outfit #3 is modeled after an outfit her cousin Roxcy wore while she stayed with us in the spring (it was such a cute outfit!). Red jeans from Justice. Ribbed tank and stripey top from Abercrombie.

What to Wear to 8th Grade.

Plus grey Ben Simon knock offs on her feet. All the French school girls — preschool through high-school — seem to have a pair of Ben Simons, or similar knockoffs. They’re sold in every shoe store.

What to Wear to 8th Grade.
What to Wear to 8th Grade.

Oufit #4 might be my favorite. And I can tell Maude feels great in it too. She’s wearing jeans that were already in her closet, with a super-cool cardigan and stripey top from H&M.

What to Wear to 8th Grade.

Her watch is by Swatch. And the boots are the same ones mentioned above.

What to Wear to 8th Grade.
What to Wear to 8th Grade.

This outfit makes Maude feel sassy.

What to Wear to 8th Grade.

What to Wear to 8th Grade.

Outfit #5 is a simple one. Stripey dress and leggings are both from H&M. Ballet flats are mentioned above.

Remember when you were 13 and super cute and totally confident? Me neither. At 13, I was the opposite of those 2 things.

What to Wear to 8th Grade.
What to Wear to 8th Grade

Outfit #6 is the final outfit of our tour. Maude is wearing the same jeans as above, a hand-me-down chambray shirt from her big brother, a denim jacket from Children’s Place and a leather belt she’s had for years and years.

What to Wear to 8th Grade
What to Wear to 8th Grade

This has become such a good tradition for us each Back to School season. Clearing out closets, mending clothes, putting together outfits. And the kids love having a record of their wardrobe to reference, and new images to upload to their Facebook profiles. : )

Thanks for coming along for the tour. I hope you enjoyed it!