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I’m typically a procrastinator when it comes to back-to-school shopping, but this year I just want to crank it all out now online so we can enjoy the rest of the summer. Just the thought of everything coming straight to my doorstep without my gas hog of a mom-mobile having to drive all over town. JCPenney has literally EVERYTHING we need for back-to-school and back to college, from clothes, to backpacks, to dorm essentials.
We can try everything on in the comfort of our own home and then have the traditional fashion show. Here are 14 of the hottest back-to-school/back-to-college items on my list!
14 of the Trendiest Back-to-School Items
Here’s what my kids and I have our eyes on (and believe me…my kids are all about the latest trends!)…
If there were a hottest pair of jeans, this would be it. High rise straight leg jeans are the trendiest item this year and tweens, teens, and moms alike are rocking them with swag. I LOVE these jeans and at this price, I’ll end up getting a pair for my 13-year-old daughter and a pair for myself. (That way she won’t try to steal mine!)
Have someone who’s college-bound? Room tapestries are a fun and easy way to spice up those dorm rooms without doing any damage to the walls. JCPenney has some really great budget-friendly dorm room decor that will turn any bland white wall into a hip place to hang out.
These backpacks are classic for a reason…they are just as cool for middle schoolers as they are for college students. My kids have had several adidas backpacks over the years and they always hold up all year long. This style is on GREAT sale right now and comes in 9 colors and styles for guys, girls, and for those wanting a more gender-neutral look.
I’ve given up trying to make my two boys ages 7 and 11 wear jeans to school. Basketball shorts are all they wear, year round, sun and snow alike. Honestly, it makes it easy on me. Just stock up on a few pairs of athletic shorts and they are good. And these are on really great deal too!
I’ve seen so many high school and college-age girls in shift dresses like this one and I love the trend. With four cute prints to choose from, this easy back-to-school outfit comes in sizes XS-XXL.
Champion is another hot and trending brand and my kids are loving everything from sweatshirts to sweats for back-to-school. My 8th grade daughter wants pretty much everything here. She just spotted this new backpack and it was on SUCH a great promo we snagged it before the price spiked back up.
My kids go through so many shoes in a school year. I mean, it’s crazy how kids beat shoes up! These Puma’s are nice versatile shoes that allow kids to be active and cool at the same time. Even if they forget to wear sneakers on P.E. days, these shoes will do just fine. One of the trendiest back-to-school items for kids.
Back-to-school is a great time to refresh those socks and undies. After taking inventory, I end up throwing out a ton that are just plain holey and worn out. JCPenney is the perfect place to stock up on these basic essentials. And you know what’s funny? Getting new underwear is one of my kids’ favorite parts about back-to-school shopping. I love it!
If you’re stocking up on the boys, don’t miss the girls as well. Sometimes all it takes is a new pair of underwear to give you the confidence boost to tackle a new school year.
This might be simple, but it solves a lot of problems in one handy little organizer. Not only does it charge your phone, but it props it up for video chats, as well as holds odds and ends to keep your desktop clean.
If I know one thing about kids is that they love music. Bluetooth speakers are so trendy right now and young and old kids alike love having one in their room that they can vibe to music to or even take to the pool with them. This one is on great deal!
This back-to-school essential is so fun and perfect for propping up do do homework. These would make amazing movie night pillows to have on hand as well and they’re under $30 each right now (regularly $70).
You won’t believe the price on these handy lightweight comforters. What a steal! So great for dorm room beds, extras for sleepovers, or for layering your cute beds.
Here’s another cool find for a dorm room or kids closet…these LED light strips are all the rage right now and add a cool flare to college life.
JCPenney has so many amazing back-to-school deals right now that can get your list crossed off asap! Try everything on at home and bring on the trendiest back to school fashions to your school hallways!