Back to School Picture Ideas and Outfits!

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It’s almost time for back to school! Here are some cute back-to-school photo styling ideas!

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I put these first two back to school looks together based on what my little guys like to wear.  

My little missy loves wearing dresses and accessorizing her outfits with fun accents and pops of color.  When I saw the blue leopard tights in the Land’s End catalog, I knew we had to have them- and every outfit just looks better topped with a hot pink cardi.  This one even has her name embroidered on it! (Lands’ End monogramming and embroidery service only costs a bit more takes about 3-5 days.)

For my daughter’s 2nd outfit, we went with a casually cute look.  

Patterned jeans, glitter ballet flats, and probably one of my favorite pieces, the ruffled peter pan collared polo.  Her outfit is topped off with a bright purple sweater for layering on cool fall mornings.  (The polo and sweater are from the uniform shop.)

My son really goes for the preppy look.  He tells me the girls really like it too… (I have to agree.)

Button downs and polo-style shirts with jeans are his go-to school “uniform”.  (We attend public school, so no real uniforms required- but both her sweater and his down vest come from Lands’ End uniform shop.)

Back to School Photo Ideas!

To create the blackboard-themed photoshoot, I used a chalkboard backdrop I found in Etsy and Photoshop. (There are tons of free photo editing apps that can do the same thing.)

The rest of the images were done outside with various props from around the house.

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Let me know in the comments, which look is your favorite?


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  1. On the children’s pictures what app or program did you use to write their grade, age, etc…?

    1. I use photoshop elements for everything and I collect free fonts from dafont. com. There is a free inline editor called picmonkey that is great as well.

  2. srpprcrftr says:

    Awesome cute clothes, sure could have used those great reinforced knee jeans when my boys were young. Oldest one wore out knees before they could be handed down to younger boy. Do they have reinforced toe shoes? lol.
    Your kids are such good models, great styling too Mom. Love all that good stuff you've shown us. Pretty snazzy looking clothes and school needs for kids. Great post Happy week