How to Accessorize for Back to School

Whether you’re excited, nervous, or feeling somewhere in-between, it’s time to start preparing to go back to school! Though it’s an overwhelming task, we’ve got all the tips and info you need to start off the school year on the right foot.

Selecting a Backpack

Does your child need a brand new backpack, or can you spruce up last year’s bag for another year of use? Last year’s backpack might just need a little TLC before heading back to school. Here are our tips to spruce up your bag for a fresh look:

  • Never put a backpack in a washing machine or dryer
  • Soak or spray your bag with lukewarm water and use a soft sponge or brush to scrub
  • Hang to dry in the shade or indoors

If you’re searching for a new backpack that will look great every year, the possibilities are endless: you can find boys’ and girls’ backpacks in whatever size, color, or style you’re looking for! We are seeing lots of red and black backpacks this year. A black backpack is dark enough to hide dirt, pen marks and other signs of wear, so you can keep your backpack looking fresh year after year, while red backpacks bring that classic pop of color!

Having the right backpack can make or break the school year! It’s no secret that kids and teens have to carry a lot, so get them a backpack that fits all the essentials! If your younger child doesn’t need as much storage space, pick out a smaller kids’ backpack with a character they’ll love!

The question is, what backpack will last all year? You want a backpack your kid can use for the whole school year, or even for a few school years! Good thing for tried-and-true brands like Jansport, High Sierra, Under Armour, and The North Face. These high-quality bags come in all styles and colors, so there’s something for every student. Sakroots backpacks are another high-quality option that come in gorgeous prints for stand-out style.

For sports or gym class, you’ll want to send your student fully prepared with all their gear in a gym bag. Under Armour and Puma duffel bags are perfect for those gym days, game days, and nights away! Hadaki tennis backpacks provide enough room for a racket, a change of clothes, and anything else your child needs for a day of tennis or athletics.

Packing a School Lunch

You can’t forget about one of the most important parts of the school day: lunch time! Pack a lunch in a lunch sack that is both durable and stylish. There are so many options with different compartments, sizes, and styles. Black lunch bags won’t show food spills and will stay looking fresh all year. If you want a trusted brand, Jansport lunch bags are sure to hold up all year long.

Choosing Back-to-School Clothes and Accessories

Clothes shopping is probably the best part of back to school season! Athletic and athleisure trends are here to stay, and you can find your favorite clothing styles from Under Armour and Puma. You can find hoodies, leggings, and more great styles your kids can stay comfortable in all year.

It’s always fun to shop for new outfits for the school year, but make sure you don’t forget about the basics. New boys’ and girls’ socks are perfect for starting off the year on the right foot. Under Armour socks are great for everything from everyday wear to gym class. You’ll also want to get new kids’ hats to last them through the coming winter. You can find great hat prints and styles for boys and girls that they’ll love wearing all season.

You also can’t forget about new shoes for the new year! Make sure they’re ready to move in Puma tennis shoes. For everyday use, kids’ UGG® boots come in amazing styles for both fall and winter! Plus, UGG® makes kids’ sandals, slip-ons, and more that they’ll love for each season. For even more fun, check out Timberland boots for everyday adventures. For upcoming formal events like recitals or concerts, check out stylish shoes from Stacy Adams.

Kids and teens love to show off their own style, and what better way to do that than with Crocs Jibbitz charms! Decorate Crocs™ with their favorite characters, sports, or foods. Best of all, these charms work across all Crocs™ styles, including classic Crocs™ clogs and sandals!


Hopefully this article has you feeling prepared to go back to school! In the meantime, you can find everything you need for the upcoming school year at Masseys. Let us know your favorite back-to-school items in the comments below, and be sure to tag us in your looks on Facebook and Instagram!

Tags: Back to School, Backpacks, Crocs, Hadaki, High Sierra, Jansport, Lunch Bags, Puma, Sakroots, Stacy Adams, Tennis Shoes, The North Face, Timberland, UGG, Under Armour

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