What to Wear to 2nd & 3rd Grade   |   Design Mom

Text and Images by Gabrielle.

For this year’s What to Wear to School posts, I thought I would photograph the kids in pairs — starting with Oscar & Betty.

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On Oscar:
Buffalo Check Shorts, Smiley Face Tee, Chambray Button-down from Polarn O. Pyret. Socks from H&M. Shoes by Vans.

What to Wear to 2nd & 3rd Grade   |   Design Mom

On Betty:
Polka-dot Dress and Polka-dot Leggings from Old Navy. Gingham Scarf by Polarn O. Pyret. Shoes by Vans.

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On Betty:
Shirt Dress is a hand-me-down from Olive, originally from Gymboree. Polka-dot Leggings from Polarn O. Pyret. Cardigan by Z Generation. Shoes by Saltwater Sandals.

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On Oscar:
Short Sleeve Ikat Button-up and Dark Wash Jeans by Old Navy (I like the straight-leg cut for making wide cuffs). Striped Hoodie by Polarn O. Pyret.

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On Oscar:
Blue Skinny Jeans by Z Generation. Yellow Polo Shirt by JC Penney. Striped Button-up Hoodie from grocery store brand, Dunnes (picked up on our trip to Ireland).

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On Betty:
Pattern on pattern! Liberty of London for Target Shirt (a hand-me-down from Olive). Turquoise Tee from Old Navy. Heart Print Trousers from Dunnes.

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On Oscar:
Blue Khaki Shorts from Target. Orange Polo from Z Generation. Blue Plaid Button-down, a hand-me-down, originally from Gap Kids.

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On Betty:
Flower Print Dress, Turquoise Cardigan, and Socks from Polarn O. Pyret. Glitter Slip Ons from Old Navy.

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On Betty:
Anchor Print Top from H&M, Skirt by Irish brand, Dunnes. Wellies are hand-me-downs from Olive, originally from Target.

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On Oscar:
Khaki Trousers and Navy Jacket from Z Generation. Grey Striped Hoodie from French grocery store brand CarreforeTurquoise Layering Tee from H&M.

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On Betty:
Red Peter Pan Collar Shirt from DPAM. Denim skirt, a hand me down from Maude & Olive, originally from TJMaxx. Red Cable Knit Socks from Tea Collection. Cardigan from Kiabi.

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On Oscar:
Striped Hoodie Sweater from Sergent Major. Batman Tee from Old Navy.

And that’s it for these two! It was fun for me to see these outfits come together. They seem much brighter to me than our Euro wardrobes, but really, they incorporate lots of clothes we picked up before we moved back to The States.

It was also fun to go through the clothes from storage and see what hand-me-downs now fit Betty. In fact, if you’re a fan of the What to Wear to School series, you may even notice some pieces have been recycled through 3 kids now. Hah!

And lastly, you’ll notice the outfits have layers — a hoodie, or cardigan, or jacket. Weather here in Oakland changes fast, but doesn’t get too cold, so the kids pack a light layer in their backpack pretty much every day.

I hope this has been a fun little wardrobe tour. Ralph & Maude will come later this week. And Olive + June after that!