Fashion Forward Styles for Heading Back to School

Customization is key

School will soon be back in session. This means it will soon be time for kids to rock their style down the hallways. Clothing trends are coming and going at an increasingly rapid pace. However, we have also seen a rise in personal style. Unique looks that are true to your kid’s personality are quickly becoming more popular. With customization in mind, a couple of local shops are helping kids curate items that show off their individual styles.

Stocked with hard-to-find brands in an array of fashionable styles is the children’s boutique, Kid’s Anthem. The boutique carries toys, shoes, and clothing from fashion-forward and unique lines from New York and California and brings them to Tomball. Never sacrificing comfort, store owner Sharon Wilson hand picks all of the brands she keeps in stock to ensure that everything in her store is both comfortable and cute. Comfort is key for the kids and cute for aesthetically-minded parents.

Alongside school schedules and teacher meet-and-greets, are picking out backpacks and lunch boxes for the big kids and nap mats for the little ones. Kid’s Anthem offers easy ways for children to personalize their school gear. For the younger kids, the line Mint has monogrammable pastel-covered nap mats and tiny backpacks. For older children and tweens, find Luna Fresca backpacks which offer customizable backpack patches. The bags are cute on their own but provide a canvas for children to decorate with their patchwork design. Sharon says, “It just customizes it and makes it a little bit more personal and special for the child.” 

A pair of shoes for the start of the new school year is on the back-to-school checklist. Sneakers are all the rage, but it can be easy to be lost in a sea of tennis shoes squeaking down the hallways. Houston-based JPOPS Customs brings specialized style to footwear. Founder of JPOPS, John has created custom kicks for local rap stars and commemorative Rodeo pairs. He’s been seeing a growing trend of sneaker orders for kids. 

Like Cinderella’s slipper, it started with a pair of Disney shoes. John made a custom pair for his three-year-old niece and word quickly spread of the princess kicks. Soon, John had orders for other one-of-a-kind Disney-inspired kids’ shoes. Whatever your child dreams up, JPOPS can craft onto a pair of sneakers. John explains, “Everyone wants to be unique. Everyone wants a piece of them that they can wear and say, ‘I’m the only one that has these.’ It’s kind of a little badge of pride, especially for teenagers and young adults.” The process for a custom pair of sneakers takes around a month, depending on the level of customization.

Staple items like shoes and backpacks are needed every back-to-school season. Instead of grabbing off the rack, students in The Woodlands area have options when it comes to essential items with personal flair.

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From Kid's Anthem ( pictured from left to right)  

Noralee Isla Dress in Ivory pictured with the Vintage Havana Sneakers 

- Gabbi Milie Coral Gauze Two Piece Short Set / Noralee Isla Dress in Ivory

-Lucy Short Cut-off Ross Distressed Shorts paired with Chsaer Girls Vintage Jersey T-Shirt/ Chsaer - Cotton Jersey Tank Dress in Smile Pink.  Shoes are Vintage Havana Sneakers. 

-Mila & Rose Tank Tutu Dress with Blingzo Sugar Goggles and Salt-Water - The Sun San SeaWee Sandals 

Accessories by Bari Lynn Bows and Luna Fresna Backpacks  

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From JPOPS Customs (pictured, left to right):

Chocolate Lovers Levis High

Ukraine Tribute Adidas Court Low

Murikami Flower Print Velcro Low

Tie-Dye Bandana Adidas Court Low 

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