Back-to-school accessories

By: Felicia Czochanski Bisaro

Beach days are quickly turning into back-to-school shopping as summer comes to a close and a new school year approaches. The anticipation can cause mixed emotions for both children and parents. Some children may look forward to seeing friends more regularly, while others may feel wary about saying goodbye to a summer of fun and returning to the structure of school. As a parent, there are many ways to help your child reignite their love for learning.

Remember that you can shape how your child feels about going back to school this fall. It can make a world of difference to build excitement prior to the first day of school to mitigate any nerves that may come up that morning. An awesome way to do this is to boost your child’s confidence as they head into a new year by treating them to a new back-to-school outfit that makes them feel ready for anything. This doesn’t have to break the bank either, especially if you shop smarter at your favorite Goodwill store.

Goodwill Southeast Georgia is not only passionate about making education accessible, through supporting local communities with learning programs and skills training, but it is an amazing one-stop shop for back-to-school outfits. Take a look at some inspiration for first day of school outfits that are fun, comfortable, and on trend.

1. Fun Statement Dress and Matching Backpack

Statement dress and backpack

Many of the amazing finds I come across instore still have the tags on them and have never been worn! There are so many reasons why people might donate new items to Goodwill, like missing the return window or the item not fitting. This dress is great for the first day of school, especially with the statement ruffle and matching backpack as an accessory. Depending on the weather and dress code, you may want to send your child in with a sweater as well.

2. Classic Plaid Button-down

plaid button-down shirt and jeans

Nothing tells teachers and fellow classmates that your child means business and is ready to work hard this year like a classic button-down shirt. This outfit is sure to make a great first impression and help your child kick off the school year on the right foot!

3. Awesome Accessories

Investing in cool accessories is important because they can be worn more frequently than a statement outfit. Accessories can be a great confidence booster for your child – think ‘lucky shoes’ or ‘lucky backpack.’ With luck on your side, you’ll come across amazing finds in your child’s size at Goodwill, like this adorable pair of sneakers with a subtle cheetah print and pop of pink or this fun, colorful backpack.

Looking for more inspiration?

Keep a close eye on the blog for how Goodwill can make your student the trendsetter on campus. In the meantime, there are great finds waiting for you online!

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