The Back-to-School Shopping Checklist

Yes, it’s that time again. Summer has gone by quicker than ever and another school year lies ahead. And with that new school year, comes a new wardrobe.

No matter how many years you go through this, it will never get easier (sorry). There’s wish lists, new trends, paddies until you spend all their uniform allowance on that one totally inappropriate must-have school bag… all the while you’re trying to keep your cool, stick to the essentials and budget accordingly… and do anything you can to keep the little ones happy while you’re at it (including multiple hot chocolate breaks).

But luckily for you, we’re here to help with our Official Back-to-School Checklist full of all uniform requirements and classroom necessities to keep your wardrobe worries at bay.

Of course, not all of the items may be totally necessary for you or your family, but we’ve tried to cover all bases. And don’t worry, fidget spinners are not as essential as they were last year.

Our brand new Back-to-School Range of jackets, bags, school shoes and much more has just officially launched, so we will also share with you some of our recommendations to help you find exactly what you’re looking for this year.

Once the basics are sorted – think shirt, tie, trousers, skirt jumper… – that’s when Trespass step in to add an extra bit of class.

Start with a good jacket

We recommend buying a school coat that’ll be suitable for all seasons of the year, as it’s not unheard of going from sunshine to hailstones in one day. While the kids might only care that it looks cool and stylish, we know that it must be practical and versatile, too.

The Oskar Padded Coat and the Holsey Parka Jacket are two of our finest new kids’ coats.

The Oskar puffer coat is available in grey, moss green, blue, fuchsia and purple (phew!) and is a winner for all seasons (and fussy infants). This water-resistant jacket will be sure to keep the kids nice and dry in rainy weather, while its padded design will help to keep them cosy and warm when things start getting a little colder, too.

The Holsey Parka Jacket is available in black, blue and pecan grey with a detachable faux fur-trimmed hood. It’s a classy take on a staple piece that won’t ever go out of style, yet still gets full marks on the technicalities front as its material is windproof and waterproof up to 5000mm with taped seams.

If they’re dead-set on a jacket that’s not a 3-in-1 then don’t worry, there’s plenty of fleeces to go round. This Mario Full Zip Fleece is a total essential for keeping warm in the winter, and its simplistic style means it won’t put a damper on their cool… which it certainly won’t when layered with one of our Kids Waterproof Jackets.

There’s an almost-identical fleece in the Lovell Full Zip Hoodie, which is in light grey with adorable lilac trimmings. Not to mention the fact that this one has a hood to keep them even more covered and comfortable. Moving on from layers, perhaps the most important thing, to the kids at least, is…

The School Bag

We absolutely love our Aabner Casual Backpack. It’s the perfect fit for a school bag as it will hold their notepads, workbooks, pencil case and lunch box. The cool bag comes in ten bright shades so they’ll never lose sight of it in the cloakroom – and you never lose sight of them on the walk home.

Happy shopping – and learning, of course!

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