Back-to-School Shopping at Kmart

Renee's son in an outfit from Kmart

It is truly hard to believe that my son is already 8 years old and headed to the 3rd grade. Where does that time go? I can still distinctly remember being a walking zombie with all the night feedings and working a full time job but those days are long gone and my baby has become a young man! Here in Georgia school has already started for many and I am prepping my son so he is ready to go when the doors open at his new school. This year will be a little different because he is attending a magnet school for technology. He has a deep interest in technology (I wonder where he got that from??) and I have high hopes for this school year. One of the major differences this year is that he will be wearing a uniform four days a week but on the fifth day he can let his style shine!


Of course being the fashionista that I am, I shop for my son’s clothes and of course want him to look great! I was given the opportunity to express his style by Kmart and CafeMom so I went shopping and am very excited about the back to school looks I was able to find there. I am done with the uniform shopping so this trip was all about style. Since we go back to school in the heat of the summer, the first outfit I chose was an athletic one.

This is by Everlast Sport and consists of the Beast Mode wicking top ($11.99) in grey and blue and shorts ($11.99) that I absolutely love and with good reason. These shorts are reversible so I have two outfits in one. I love being able to stretch my dollars and this is a fashionable and easy way to do it!

The second outfit is a casual t-shirt and jeans combo. Of course, I had to give my little man a bit of swagger too! The jeans are dark washed slim straight by Route 66 ($16.99). My son is pretty slim so a major selling point for these jeans is the adjustable waist. The white tee shirt ($12.99) is by SK2 apparel and has a really great skull design that is under a mesh overlay. It is spunky and fun, I love it and I know he will too!

Finally I purchased a really edgy baseball inspired outfit by SK2 apparel. I think this one is my absolute favorite. The top is reminiscent of a baseball jersey and is called Home Run Rebel ($15.99). It has black on black detail - the front is embroidered with the word rebels and the back has a black decal designed number. It is such a great look. For the pants I chose a pair of joggers ($18.99) that are knit and have mesh accents down by the ankles. This is look is a bit different from how I usually dress my son but I am coming to the realization that he is getting older and so his look must become a bit older too!

My son is ready for at least the first four weeks of school with these outfits and I am looking forward to checking out Kmart a lot more for fashion for my son!

How do you and your kids tackle back-to-school clothes shopping?

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with CafeMom and sponsored by Kmart. All opinions are my own.

Renée J. Ross is mom to a seven-year-old son who is the love of her life. After deciding to make  a change to be healthy and keep up with her then toddler, Renée chronicled her 50 pound plus weight loss on her blog. She has kept off the weight for over 4 years and writes about healthy living, fitness, beauty, food and parenting.

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