Toddler Style

Back to School Style When Your Kid Loves Dresses but Her School Prefers Play Clothes

Back to school style for kids at JC Penney

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It’s time for back to school style with Z. My girl is all about her dresses. Dresses, skirts, frills and cute shoes. These are her things. So how do you do you do back school style when your kid loves dresses but her school prefers play clothes?

What are play clothes anyway? I had to ask a friend and she said play clothes are clothes that are comfortable, easy to play in and are ok to get dirty, stained or damaged during the school day. In my mind that just means clothes. 

Back to school style at JC Penney.

While I find myself reserving some things for special days or outings, I definitely let my kid wear what she wants. Sometimes that means she is heading out to a play date in a fancy dress with a crinoline underneath. She’s been known to wear her ballet flats on the playground. She is also the kid that will ignore the outfit I left out for her in favor of her own pick. 

Back to school style at JC Penney.

Dresses are her Z’s comfort and I really don’t care if they get “damaged” during the day. That’s what shopping during sales (hi JC Penney!). spray cleaner and being ok with my kid being happy is for. But we do compromise. We aim for cute casual dress styles, plus leggings or shorts underneath and comfortable but cute sporty sole shoes or sneakers. I let her teachers know that I am ok with spills and things that may happen during the day. I choose not to fight with my kid about what she prefers to wear. I even let her pick out her favorites while we are shopping.

So here are some of Z’s favorite back to school style picks from JC Penney. She is ready for Pre-K and proud about it.

A classic dress is a must for my little Z. She rocks it with leggings underneath and cute kicks. 

Back to school style at JC Penney.

I have a confession, I have to find a pair of these Converse Rubber Chuck Taylor’s for myself. I mean come on. They are hot pink and water resistant. My girl is all about the puddle jumping life. Who can blame her in these little cuties? Swoon!

Back to school style at JC Penney.

Denim is always in style. Denim dress -spunky leggings + cute shoes. This is her jump, climb and play go to look. 

Back to school style at JC Penney.

She’s always ready for a little climbing action.

Back to school style at JC Penney.

And a little reading and giggles under the tree. 

Back to school style at JC Penney.

We shop JC Penney because I can find a variety of back to school fashions at great price points from many of our favorite brands all in one place. I’m all about the one stop shop life and Penney’s did not disappoint. I grabbed some much-needed home items too because Penney’s offers a broad assortment of products from leading private, exclusive and national brands are available. One stop shopping folks. It’s the mama way of life.Back to school style at JC Penney.

 Z is in charge of what she wants to wear and how she wants to wear it (within reason of course). I’m ok with that. What’s your child’s favorite back to school style looks?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  • Reply
    Mimi Green
    August 6, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    My daughter has the hot pink rubber Chuck’s like this. I have black and yellow. We love them.

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      M J
      August 7, 2017 at 5:54 PM

      They are so dope. I really need a pair.

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    Courtney CJ
    August 6, 2017 at 12:49 PM

    Rock on, little one! Own your style. I am that person that will wear chucks with my dresses and dare anyone to say anything. I feel confident and comfortable in dresses and that’s just the way it is. I also want those hot pink sneakers!! I am desperate to find some pink or gold ones.

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      M J
      August 7, 2017 at 5:53 PM

      Thank you, Courtney. I am with you. Rock on little one! These Converse come in adult sizes but not sure on the colors. Good luck finding them.

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    Chrystal, ChryssVI
    August 7, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Get this young beauty into some magazines. Beautiful. Her outfits are so cute

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    Shirley Cheng
    August 31, 2017 at 5:47 AM

    Hello MJ, I must say your kid is looking so adorable in these dresses. I have a baby girl and she is always being so conscious of her school dress. Your blog is really very helpful for me.Thanks for sharing.

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