Back to School Outfits Your Kids Will Love | Minnetonka Moccasin

It’s hard for kids to leave summer behind, but brand new clothes and gear are a big help in ramping up the excitement for back to school. There’s nothing like stepping into the classroom on the first day in a cool, brand new outfit, ready to take on the new year. You’ll also want to get them durable and comfortable shoes to keep up with playground activities. Here we’ve gathered some awesome back to school outfits that your kids can rock from head to toe.

Wild Child

Sturdy jeans are a must for back-to-school shopping. If your kid likes no-fuss dressing, keep it simple with a good pair and a plaid, buttoned top. Enhance the look with a patterned shoe. The Thunderbird II features a beaded bird right on the toe. How cool is that? Cotton laces will keep the shoes snug on your kid’s feet.

Pick a playful and stress-free look for your little romper. Choose a durable shoe, like the Back Zip Boot; it’s an ankle boot with a padded insole and a lightweight rubber sole. The fringe and knotted tassel add style to cuffed pants and a thermal hoodie. A fitting outfit for fall days on the playground.

Bright Ideas

Kick dresses up a notch with a striking shoe. The Riley Bootie comes in colors like purple and turquoise, and even a leopard pattern. An elasticized opening keeps them in place. Combine with a sweet dress and a hair accessory that complements the shoe for an adorable head-to-toe ensemble.

The Double Fringe Side Boot is available in vivid pink and turquoise, plus two layers of fringe-y fun. Kids will appreciate how easily they can get in and out of them. The bright boot and bold design will take center stage, so pair with soft cotton T-shirt and denim overalls (roll up to show off the fringe)!  


Some kids would rather be outdoors than in a classroom. Bring in some adventure-inspired pieces such as weathered denim jeans and the Tramper Boot. Handmade with suede and rawhide laces, your child will feel like he’s ready for an outdoor adventure all year. Match with a buttoned shirt and suspenders for a scholar-meets-adventurer look.

Cool Cat

For the cooler fall days, layer a dress with a solid-colored dress coat in a different color. Try the Minnetonka For Hello Kitty® Kilty to complete the look. Girls will love having the iconic Hello Kitty® right on their shoes, which even has an adorable bow accent.

For little trendsetters, get creative by mixing color and patterns. Pair a solid-colored cardigan with a patterned skirt or shorts. Layer with colored tights, and finish the outfit with a patterned shoe, like the Leopard Kilty. Your kid will feel like the cat’s meow wearing a shoe with a leopard-print toe.


Leggings are an easy and fuss-free outfit solution. Choose a playful pattern that your kid will enjoy, but keep it school appropriate with a neat, solid top that will add a pop of color. The Kilty, with its classic design and tasteful fringe accent, will match wonderfully. You can also grab the adult version for a cute mommy and me pairing.

Patterned socks are everywhere now, especially for boys, and are more exciting for kids than plain white socks. Show them off with joggers and the Boat Moc, a kid-sized moccasin. Top off with a striped T-shirt. The sporty look, along with the cushioned insole moc, is an excellent fit for active kids.