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Junior High & High School First Day Outfits ~ #GearUpWithSears


Back to school shopping is in full swing. We share a few ideas on what your junior high and high schooler will be wearing on that first day, courtesy of Sears.


I remember when I was growing up, back to school shopping meant the world to me. It meant that I got an entire new wardrobe. It is now no different for my own kids. My boys Mikael (12), and Kyle (16) are in Junior High and High School respectively, and while they'd prefer to stay at home playing their Xbox One while I shopped, I know their taste and have no problem shopping for their first day of school threads. I'm not as young as I used to be, so I wanted to brush up on what's in style and what the kids were wearing. I took a look at Sears Back to School Catalog to get a few back to school outfit inspiration, then took a trip to my nearest store. I was able to pick up both of their outfits and get some Shop Your Way points added to my account at the same time. Call that a win-win situation for me. So now that my kids are all set for their first day, I want to also share our Junior High and High School First Day Outfits.


Even though my junior high and high schooler are boys, I decided to add a few items that girls might be interested in, as well.  Sears had everything! From activewear to denim to footwear, backpacks and more, Sears had everything I needed to make sure the boys kicked the school year off in style. So what did we get and what do I suggest?

Shirts and Tees
Button down shirts are perfect for layering. You can wear your shirt all buttoned up or opened up with a tee on the inside. Kyle likes this look, but prefers to have his all buttoned up. While tees are great for back to school, be sure that they are appropriate. Be sure to read the words. If you would think twice before wearing, then it might not be appropriate for school. Be sure to check with your school's dress code.


Skirts and Dresses
Think outside the box. While you don't generally see lots of dresses at school, they can be worn on that very first day and throughout. Even during winter with tights. Keep the length moderate and according to the school's guidelines. Most schools require that skirts are at least knee length.

Denim
If the jeans fit; buy them! And I was surprised at all the brands that Sears had on sale, including Levi’s, Roebuck & Co., Lee, R1893, Bongo and Toughskins. I knew my boys loved their Levi's and bought them each a pair. However, denim isn’t just for jeans – go outside the box with denim dresses, skirts and more from Sears.


Footwear
Step up your game and beat the buzzer with eye-catching athletic shoes. Be sure to have your kids feet measured since they might have grown from the last school year. Buy shoes that are comfortable since your child will be wearing them all day. Whether you’re looking for flashy high tops or comfortable sneakers, new shoes can help your kids put their best foot forward. Sears is there to help you gear up with all kids’ shoes on sale starting at $9.99.

Backpacks
Backpacks are a necessary accessory as your kids will need them to store their back to school supplies. So how do you choose the right backpack for your kids? Choose a backpack with adjustable shoulder straps and padding. Also choose one with two straps instead of one so that the weight is distributed evenly. You want them to be comfortable, however you want them to be stylish as well. Sears has a great selection of backpacks, from brands you already know and love.


Sears provides shopping convenience and you can shop wherever, whenever and however you choose by offering a seamless connection between the in-store, mobile and online shopping experience. They are also a part of Shop Your Way, a free social shopping destination and rewards program offering millions of products, personalized services, and advice. The Shop Your Way program rewards members for buying the products and services they want every day. With the new school year comes new looks... get an extra 20% off when you spend $50 or more thru 8/12 to gear up on all the back to school necessities to make this year amazing!


Annmarie John
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  1. That's always been something I looked forward to when school reopened. New clothes!! I love shopping at Sears. Going back with new threads is a must and your boys look amazing in theirs. I'm looking at them, and is the 12yr old taller than the 16yr old. WOW! Have you thought about a future in basketball?

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  2. I love your son's backpack! That's the same one Scarlet was looking at yesterday and I joked that I wanted it for me. It wasn't a joke, though!
    We have a Sears really close and we do check them out for back to school. We still have four weeks until school but I feel like I'll be ready!

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  3. These are great looks! It's so important for kids to look their best at that age. There's so much pressure on them!

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  4. You ave kids the same ages as me and I think they make great models. I will have to check out Sears I love them for appliances so I will try their clothes.

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  5. I enjoy back to school shopping. It's fun letting the kids pick out some new clothes and accessories for school. Sears has always been a family favorite store.

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  6. School starts soon for my kids, so we'll definitely have to check them out while school shopping!

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  7. I love the affordability that Sears offers. We have found some really great back to school clothes at Sears.

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  8. Great clothes for your sons! It's good for kids to dress great to make them feel confident and comfortable.

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  9. Love the looks! I remember taking my daughter shopping for her first day of high school outfit.

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  10. I can't believe it's almost back to school time! These outfits are great, I really love the shoes!

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  11. Great outfit choices! Reliable, stylish jeans are always going to be good for school. It's probably a good time to pick some up at Sears with those savings.

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  12. They are very handsome. I am going to have to head there to do some back to school shopping for my boys.

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  13. In Australia kids have to wear uniforms and I can't imagine how unbelievably tough it would be having to wear casual clothes to school every day - especially in high school when people are so judgy!! These looks are great and definitely sound affordable! Love sears

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  14. Your kids are so tall! I never would have thought that one of them is 12. I think it's awesome that Sears has everything they need when it comes to comfortable clothing for school.

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  15. I used to plan out my first two weeks of outfits. It was a highlight of my summer. I'm a little bummed my kids wear uniforms.

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  16. New clothes were what my sister and I always looked forward to each August. We didn't spend a lot of money on clothes and Sears was a big reason why. They had great styles for a decent price!

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  17. We are doing our bts shopping this weekend and Sears is definitely on our list of places to stop. My girls do love their wide selection of trendy clothing for bts!

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  18. The boys are looking very sharp in their new clothes. I miss back to school shopping. It was always such an event in my family.

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  19. They look great, and totally ready for school! I remember growing up, the only place we shopped at for clothes was Sears. They have always had great quality!

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  20. Those are some dapper dudes! I miss taking the kids school shopping but at least I have the grandkids to spoil. Sears has great picks.

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  21. Cannot believe it is back to school already. But your boys look so handsome in their new clothes from Sears. We bought new backpacks and school supplies so far. But still need to do some new clothes shopping soon. So thanks for sharing about Sears here :)

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  22. I remember thinking how important my first day outfits were when I was about that age. It was always fun picking out clothes and wearing them for the first time. Then I got into college and it feels like yoga pants and tanks tops became my uniform lol

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  23. These are great styles! I'll have to shop Sears for my son this BTS season!

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  24. Wow... back to school around the corner. Sears does have some reasonably priced clothing for growing kids. As they are going to outgrow things quickly, outgrow fashion styles, it's important that we dont' dump a lot of money on their clothes. But, I do like that Sears carries items that fits in my budget. Great post.

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  25. Sears is such a great place to by good quality and affordable stuff for kids! I hope the boys enjoy their new duds for the year.

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  26. Sears has a lot of great options for back to school. I am thinking that is where we need to go.

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  27. Sheesh, I remember how important the outfit for the first day was. They look so handsome

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  28. Oh gosh, Sears always delivers! They have great products for amazing price. Good deal for everyone.

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  29. These do look like nice outfits to wear for the first day of school this year. Jeans are a basic purchase and I am glad you made good choices with them. Your boys are both so tall and handsome!

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  30. What a great collection of outfits! I used to love back to school shopping - so much fun!

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  31. Oh, gosh! Their outfits are really nice! :) I love them! :) This post reminded me of my son whom is still under one! :) I wonder how it will be when he gets older. :)

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  32. Your boys look really handsome in their new outfits. Oh and they are so tall too! I remember those days when I took my boys shopping for back to school clothes. It is just amazing how they pick the perfect outfits that suits their personalities.

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  33. They look really handsome and all set to begin school. Wow Jr. High and High School where does the time go right? I love Shop your way points they are awesome.

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  34. These outfits look so great! Such great styles for older kids going back to school.

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  35. It's so hard to believe that back-to-school is just around the corner! Looks like they are ready and in style!

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  36. Great tips. My boys focused mostly on shoes. lol We also picked up denims, shirts, and shorts. I didn't buy too much stuff since they are growing like weeds. We'll have to shop again towards the beg of the year.

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