6 Ways to Head Back to School With Athleta Girl

Back-to-school shopping is like walking on a balance beam, trying to find age-appropriate clothes your daughter will want to wear and you’ll feel good about buying. She wants comfort, style, the right colors, and active fits that can keep up with her and her friends. You want well-made clothes that aren’t going to fall apart.  

Athleta Girl understands girls and moms, and their athletic and casual separates make girls feel adventurous and confident, while you can be confident that the clothes can stand up to whatever she dishes out. These are our favorite picks for heading back to school this fall.

  • Big Plans Tee

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    A soft tee is an essential layer for those still-warm days at the beginning of the school year, and then will carry her through the winter and spring. The Big Plans Tee has an easy fit and a single pleat at the nape of the neck that adds a split-back style without showing any skin. It’s soft and cozy for curling up with a book, still ready for active play outdoors, and the three colors are bound to match a lot of the clothes she has already.

  • Criss Cross My Heart Sweatshirt

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    The Criss Cross My Heart Sweatshirt has all the little details that will make it her favorite top. The breathable French terry fabric lets sweat evaporate so she won’t get overheated during exercise, and it’s so bunny-soft she’ll probably want to wear it to bed too. Raglan sleeves allow full movement, and the thumb holes keep her wrists and hands warm while waiting for the school bus.

  • Girl Chit Chat Tight 2.0

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    Have you ever tried to climb a tree or play an intense game of flashlight tag wearing jeans? Your daughter will love how the Chit Chat Tights let her stretch and move any way she wants, and you’ll love how the easy-care fabric wicks sweat, breathes, and provides SPF 50 protection. The comfortable wide waistband has a pocket for a house key and lunch money, too.

  • School Day Tight

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    For girls who would scoff at just one pocket, the School Day Tight is the rare pair with two. The gray heather color goes with every top in her closet, from basic black to the brightest colors. And the sweat-wicking, breathable, stretchy fabric is so comfortable your daughter will reach for them again and again.

  • Printed Record Breaker Shorts

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    These Printed Record Breaker Shorts in their bright Prism color are cheery enough to reach for on gray days when she would prefer soccer practice to study hall. With a built-in brief, these won’t let anyone see a flash of underwear, and they dry quickly in case she gets caught in the rain or can’t resist jumping in some puddles. Stretch pockets hold a surprising amount, and the drawstring is one solid loop so it’ll never come out in the washing machine.

  • Rain Day Jacket

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    The roomy, comfortable Rain Day Jacket resists both rain and wind, but it still breathes so she won’t get all hot and sweaty just trying to stay dry. Zip pockets keep essentials from getting lost, and the hood has elastic and a brim to stay up but stay out of her line of vision. 

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