Ready for some fall What to Wear to School photos? Can you believe I’ve been posting this series every school year since 2006? If you’ve been reading Design Mom for awhile, you’ve basically seen my kids grow up right before your eyes!
Come see what Olive (10th grade) and Oscar (7th grade) are wearing to school this year.
Middle School Outfits
Fall Middle School Outfit #1
Olive is wearing a vintage jumpsuit — a 16th birthday gift from her sister Maude (Maude found it at one of the many vintage clothing stores near the Berkeley campus). It’s probably the coolest thing in Olive’s closet. Fits her perfectly and she loves it. Olive picked up the sandals at Forever 21.
Fall Middle School Outfit #2
Fall Middle School Outfit #3
Olive is wearing a red cashmere turtleneck that used to belong to her Great-Grandma Rudi (my grandmother), vintage white Levis from a second hand store, and black boots (from Nordstrom Rack I think — they’re older and I can’t remember).
Fall Middle School Outfit #4
Olive is wearing a black shirt dress from Lou & Grey and red gogo boots from Amazon. The wool black beret was purchased back when we lived in Colorado — we gave all the kids black berets when we told them we were moving to France. : )
Oscar is wearing a band tee (The Who) from AllPosters.com, plus green jeans and a blue hoodie from Primary. (Do you know Primary? It’s relatively new, and focuses on high quality basics for kids in solid colors. Tees, jeans, hoodies, cardigans. It’s become one of my go to sources!) Black Vans on his feet.
And that’s it for Olive and Oscar! Next up: Betty and June in What to wear to 6th Grade and 2nd Grade.
Thoughts on these middle school outfits? Favorite pieces? Clothing sources I should know about? Where are your teens shopping these days? Do they go shopping with you or on their own? I’d love to hear!
We did back to school dates this year and I went out one-on-one with each child. We picked out a first day of school outfit, any other wardrobe essentials (like socks and underwear), and then stopped for fro yo or chocolates or whatever treat they were craving. Definitely one of our favorite traditions! And as the kids get into the teenage years, and do a lot of independent shopping, it’s one of the only times we end up shopping together. : )
P.S. — More what to wear to school posts. It’s fun to see how the trends (and the kids!) change over the years.