Remember when back to school shopping only consisted of No. 2 pencils, a marble notebook, pencil case, y some Elmer’s glue? I remember when I was in la escuela secondaria, the character on my lunch box was what was trending for the week (mine was Jem by the way). Oh, how the times have changed. Not only have styles and school requirements upgraded, but children have warped into techie and style enthusiasts. Those light up sneakers and stationary sets are just not cutting it anymore. Schools are even going as far as adding quite a few eccentric items to the supply list. Thinking back to last year when I was looking at my son’s list, I wondered to myself why I had to provide 6 bottles of hand sanitizer, 4 boxes of Kleenex, dry erase markers, a yoga mat, thesaurus, and tons of Play Doh. Are we headed to middle school or Bikram yoga?? I decided to be prepared for either or.
What best way to do so then to head to the shopping center and go to the best shops for all simple to dramatic needs. Walmart and Target and Marshall’s (oh my)! These stores are the lifeline for all savvy shoppers, fashion geeks, and cool moms.
If you don’t find what you need in these stores than online shopping is the only resolution left. You want to make sure that you have all the things you need and for the creative individuals you can do this and still have an original style to it. You can find No. 2 pencils with sports teams on them, Marvel super heroes, and animal prints. Add some color to uniforms with bright converse sneakers or flats with polka dots and bows. Non uniform wearers can have the luxury of choosing multiple graphic tees, funky sweatshirts, tutu skirts, and vintage styled destroyed denim. Every character and I really do mean every character is found on a lunchbox now. Let’s not forget las mochilas. Plain, bright colored, themed, one strap, multiple straps, oddly shaped, or around the shoulder. Shopping for school supplies does not have to be difficult.
Let’s also give credit to where credit is due. The ones who can pull off all these wonderful back to school styles, our kids! These scholars are the ones that make these shops relevant. If it were not for the kiddos, we would not even know what a Minecraft folder set was or what a Monster High pencil case would even look like. We owe the creativity and originality of all these great shopping locations to the little stylish people that keep us young. For the trendy parents that have passed on their amazingly good sense of style to their offspring hats off to you as well. The 2015-2016 school year is going to the best yet!!
So let´s grab our wallets, clip our coupons, fold up the circulars and scan our groupons. Let’s take charge and fearlessly grab the bull by its horns or in this case the supply list by its pages and venture into a new school year with the the most stylish and prepared juvenile anyone has ever laid their sights on. This fall will be one of great savings, new beginnings, and fashion ready tots.
Happy New School Year to all!