Summer & Back To School Lookbook

Lookbook 2018

Summer means fun in the sun, traveling to unique destinations, or creating memories through the adventures in your own backyard. And now, it’s that time of year now where there’s still some summer adventure to be had, but back-to-school is right around the corner! We’ve created the Summer and Back to School Lookbook 2018 with our top kids’ fashion picks. Whether you have any end-of-summer travel plans or you’re creating adventures in your own backyard, these wardrobe picks will help you make the most of summer while also taking your through the new school year.

Regardless of where the end of summer takes you, these unique wardrobe options will ensure that you can make the most out of those last summer days! Here is our list of top kids’ fashion pieces for the Summer and Back to School Lookbook 2018.

Dapper + Crown Clothing

With Dapper + Crown, your kids will look positively put together. The garments are thoughtfully made with high quality, durable materials, that will surely stand the test of time. Dapper + Crown has your littles covered this summer with their adorable designs with their Honeychurch & Summer Collections.

The Mackenna is an adorably classic dress featuring a Peter pan collar, 3/4 sleeves, a bow in the back and white piping detail on the sleeves and along the bottom. The side-seamed pockets are perfect for little toys and trinkets to carry on any adventure.

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The Piper is a unisex chambray blazer with a fun star lining and tan elbow patches. It pairs perfectly with jeans and a tee for a relaxed vibe, or buttoned up with dress pants (or a dress) for a more formal occasion.

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The Willow combines dressy and fun in this adorable ruffle-trimmed jumpskirt. Layer it over a top and she’ll be ready to twirl her way through her next adventure.

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The Della is versatile linen skirt that is sturdy, yet lightweight. The tie detail pulls the outfit together and adds a touch of femininity.

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The Emilia linen jumpsuit features a bow that can be tied in in the front or the back. The comfortable cotton straps add a touch of contrast to this gorgeous look.

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The Daisy is a Kimono style cross front top that features adorable, oversized sleeves. The wooden buttons in the back allow for easy dressing, while providing a nice detail to this linen top.

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The Adaline dress features a Kimono style top with soft, comfortable cotton straps. This durable linen dress has side pockets that are perfect to carry little toys or rest busy hands.

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Maison Frida

The adorable fashions from Maison Frida will have your kids ready for any occasion this summer, as well as the upcoming school year. These high-quality garments are made ethically and responsibly in Chicago, IL, using natural– and eco-friendly, when possible– fabrics. The designs combine French style with vibrant Mexican colors, creating a joyful clothing collection.

The Leaves Print Dress is a sweet cotton dress featuring flutter sleeves and bright, crimson tassel details. The wooden button closures down the entire back of the dress offer a unique detail.

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The sweet, Leaves Print Top features a ruffle collar and no sleeves. The high quality 100% cotton poplin is lightweight, making it a perfect option for the warmer weather.

Pair the top with the Crimson Red Bloomers— super soft, ultra breathable gauze fabric & a vibrant color, these shorts were made for summer fun! The adjustable waistband ensures they fit just right, so kids can navigate the playground (or wherever!) with ease.

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The Yellow Stripes Shorts are comfortable & stylish enough to go from the playground to church & everywhere in between. The adjustable waistband allows the perfect fit and leaves room to grow.

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The Midnight Blue T-Shirt can be paired with jeans or shorts and provides a relaxed look for any outfit. The soft material is comfortable and perfect for the warmer summer weather.

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Blue Jean Shorts are a staple piece that can be paired with any shirt. The sturdy material will hold up through lots of wear, while still being comfortable enough for the playground or summer adventures.

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Scout & Indiana

Scout & Indiana creates fun and stylish pieces for the whole family! These unique designs are perfect for any summer occasion, and they’re sure to make you smile.

The Watermelon Dress is handcrafted in the Scout & Indiana studio, and features a fun watermelon print on 100% cotton with flutter sleeves, a pleated skirt, buttons in the back, and a V notch neck.

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The Flamingo Dress, like the Watermelon Dress, is handcrafted in the Scout & Indiana studio. It features flutter sleeves, a scoop neck, a pleated skirt, and buttons in the back.

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The Bomb Mom Collection features matching “Bomb Mom” & “Bomb Like Mom” shirts. These soft, comfortable shirts are perfect for fun summer photo ops!

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The Rad Dad Collection features matching “Rad Dad” & “Rad Like Dad” shirts. Perfect for summer outings and vacations, your little ones will love matching their super hero: dad!

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Rad Dad Collection | Bomb Mom Collection | Watermelon Dress | Flamingo Dress


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Youth Independent Party

Youth Independent Party is the perfect go-to brand for summer and back-to-school basics. With comfortable, practical clothing options, your kids will be able to enjoy all the summer activities without feeling constricted by their wardrobe.

The Short Sleeved Pocket Tee is a versatile top that comes in a variety of colors: black, gray, blue, coral, white, and black and white striped. It can be paired with jeans, shorts or a skirt for a relaxed look.

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The Oversized Tee is a fun take on a basic tee. Kids will be styling in the dropped shoulder detail, and ready for any adventure.

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The Long Tee Shirt Dress is an effortless outfit that takes not time at all. Throw it on with flats, sandals or sneakers and you’re ready for fun on the playground or at school!



The Zip Up Hoodie is a lightweight hoodie, perfect for those cooler summer nights as fall approaches. It’s a staple wardrobe piece and can go with anything!

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Pediped has you covered this summer no matter what adventure presents itself. With waterproof, machine washable, and durable options that come in plenty of styles and colors, everyone can find their perfect shoe! They’re also great for school playgrounds so they can stay safe as they navigate the equipment.

The Flex Canyon features a breathable neoprene lining with a Velcro closure and a flexible rubber sole, making them a perfect summer shoe. Take the Flex Canyons to the beach or to the spray park, and the quick-dry EVA footbed will dry in a flash. These machine washable shoes are not only easy to keep clean, but their light-weight design will keep little feet happy and moving.


Like the Flex Canyons, the Flex Renegade shoes are made with an eco-friendly material. They feature a breathable neoprene lining with a clarino and mesh upper shoe to keep little feet from getting to hot.


Practicality meets fashion with the Grip ‘N Go Nikki. Featuring genuine leather and a flexible leather sole, this closed-toe sandal is not only adorable, but is durable and sturdy for summer adventures. The Nikki features Memory Foam Technology, which shapes perfectly to your child’s foot, promotes healthy foot development and provides support where they need it.

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Flex Canyon | Flex Renegade | Grip ‘N Go Nikki


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Match your littles in this adorable Summersalt x Mac & Mia swim suit collab! The mamas & minis collection is perfect for bonding this summer, whether you’re at the beach, pool, or on vacation. Summersalt has 5x more strength & 4x more compression in their suits, making them the perfect option for mom. These high quality suits are made to last!

The colorful fringe along the one-shoulder neckline is fun and playful, while the cutout on the back adds an interesting detail. The mini suit features bottoms with a ruched side and a tie with fringe.


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Minnow + Mars

Minnow + Mars has plenty of adorable options for summer and back to school that your kids will love. With fun prints and versatile options, there is something for everyone, and every adventure!

The adorable Popsicle Romper is an easy summer outfit. Throw it on with sandals or sneakers and your kiddo will be ready for some summer fun! They’ll love the fun print and comfortable fit.
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The Happy Chambray to You Dino Shirt is the perfect top for any dinosaur lover. What’s better, it can be dressed up or dressed down, making it a versatile school button up.
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You can never have too many summer dresses! The Game Set Match Dresses can be thrown on over suits when heading to the pool, or paired with sneakers for a play date at the park.
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The Pick Pocket Tee features a cool color blocking design with a chambray pocket. The navy & gray are classic colors that match with just about anything, making it easy for kids to put their own (matching) outfit together.
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The Chambray Shark Shorts are both fun and fitting for summer. The shark design can walk the beaches or the playground! Pair it with a bright shirt and some sunglasses and your kid will be ready for anything.
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The Turn Your Brights on Joggers are the quintessential travel pant. Not only do they look hip, but their comfy, oversized design is great for a long day at the airport. They’re also perfect for fall and can be thrown on when headed to those outdoor school activities.
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The Henley with Pocket can be paired with just about anything. Dress it up or down depending on the occasion and your kid will be ready to go. The chambray pocket adds a fun detail to this classic top.
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The Navy & Red Crewneck features white stripes with a red and white color-blocked design. The small pocked is a fun detail to this stylish shirt. Pair it with shorts or jeans for summer or fall.
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Real Kids Shades

Real Kids Shades are perfect for little ones– they can bend them, twist them, flex them, and they won’t break! With 100% UVA/UVB protection their eyes will stay safe from harmful rays. The polycarbonate lenses are sure to hold up to even the most adventurous kiddos. The sizes range from 0-12 years old, so your little one can always get a perfect fit!

Your kids will love the Switch Style Sunglasses— they change colors in the sun! It’s like you’re getting two glasses in one, and your kids will be amazed.

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The Surf Style Sunglasses have that classic, iconic shape and come in six neon shades.

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The Discover Style Sunglasses are an alternative to banded sunglasses. They feature two-tone frames that are both flexible and unbreakable.

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The Sky Style Sunglasses are a fun take on the classic aviator shape. Their frames feature TPEE Technology, making them comfortable and durable.

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Ergopouch makes adorable pajamas with organic cotton, so they’re super soft, durable, and comfortable to wear. It’s easy to choose which pajamas are best for your little one using the TOG (warmth) rating.

The Long Sleeve Layers Sleep Wear features a 3-way zipper, making bathroom breaks or diaper changes a breeze. The stretchy, super soft material makes it perfectly comfortable for sleeping.

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Long Sleeve Layers in Spring Leaves | Long Sleeve Layers in Petals


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No matter what your plans are or where your travels take you, these outfit options in our Summer and Back to School Lookbook 2018 will help your kids make the most out of summer and ensure that they’ll be set for the new school year! For more summer wardrobe inspiration, be sure to check out our post “A Colorful Summer Wardrobe for Your Kids

Photo Credit: Kristen Love

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