Mom Hacks: Back to School Tips

August 18, 2016 in Mom Hacks

Back to School Tips | Appaman

Mom Hacks: Back to School Tips
It’s back to school time for families around the country. Raise your hand if you’ve pledged to make this school year more organized and less stressful than last year. Yes, us, too. So what steps can you take to make sure your kids are set up for success this year? Follow these tips on getting organized for back to school:

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Lunch is Ready!
Prep lunch the night before. We love these sandwich-free lunch box ideas. Or better yet, ask your kids to pitch in with the lunch making duties! A recent article in The Washington Post touted the benefits of having your children make their own lunch.  By asking them to take charge of their lunch, it gives them responsibility and allows you some free time. Don’t worry if the end result isn’t pretty (or not 100% nutritionally balanced), you’re doing a good thing!

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Clothes Call
Lay out their clothes for the week ahead, so there’s no last minute pulling clothes out of the drawers before the bus arrives. We love the idea of labeling a different shelf for each different day of the week. To make it easier, try a hanging shelving unit (we love the sturdy canvas hanging shelves and drawers from Land of Nod pictured above). For back to school style inspo, check out our first day of school outfit ideas here.

after school snack station

After School Snack Station
Whether it’s you that’s home with the kiddos after school or a sitter, wouldn’t it be SO much easier to have a designated drawer organized with exactly the snacks you want them to munch on when they get home? This way there’s no rooting around in the kitchen trying to find hidden candy bars. Have them choose two things from the healthy snack bin or drawer and you can rest assured their mid-day munch won’t be a handful of Pez.

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Entryway Hall of Fame
Make their exits and entrances as seamless as possible with a well organized entryway (aka the place they drop all of their stuff). Invest in a storage bench, coat hooks, bins to toss their dirty shoes in and baskets to sort their homework and all letters home from school.

For back to school outfit ideas, check out our Fall 2016 Appaman kids style lookbook!

Appaman Style Watch: First Day of School Outfit Ideas

August 9, 2016 in Appaman Style

First Day of School Outfit Ideas | Appaman

The first day of school is getting closer! Now is the time to figure out that all important question: What will your kid wear on the first day back to school? From laid back and sporty to rocker cool to old school looks, Appaman has got you covered with these first day of school outfit ideas. Get ready to slay on the first day!

First Day of School Outfit Idea | Appaman

First Day of School Outfit Idea: The Layered Lumberjack
It’s a little bit country and a lot cool. Mix our classic, wear-with-everything boys Flannel Shirt in Scarlet Plaid with a pair of our slim cut and super flattering Skinny Twill Pants in Ensign Blue, topping it off with our fall all star, the Prescott Cardigan, a lightweight fine knit sweater with a pop of color on the sleeve. We love this laid back look that has the right hint of preppy.

First Day of School Outfit Idea | AppamanFirst Day of School Outfit Idea: Comfy Cool
This look is all about mixing sporty style with rocker girl touches. Our Kay Top in Rose Tan combines luxurious looking texture with a sporty raglan style. The shiny black piping adds a fun and femme edge. Pair it with our black Shiny Legging and she’s ready to make some serious style statements on the first day.

First Day of School Outfit Idea | Appaman

First Day of School Outfit Idea: Star Style
There’s no reason to wait to bring her A game. This fierce ensemble will be her go-to look for every day cool. Not to mention each piece in this outfit will look amaze with everything else in her closet. Our Ari Reversible Vest is a fashion workhorse – one side is a shearling-like fleece and the other is black with gold dots. The Trophy Sweatshirt is a serious must-have sweatshirt for girls! With stars on the sleeves, thumbholes and a sporty yet girlie look, it will get some major play all fall and winter long. The Pipe Pant is a metallic gold dream. Made of stretchy legging-like fabric with two back pockets, it’s a glam slam for fall.

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First Day of School Outfit Idea: Old School Cool
Whether it’s the throwback Cassettes Tee or the sporty puffer East Side Vest, we’re loving the old school vibe of this East Village-inspired look. Layered with our Flannel Shirt in Dress Blue Plaid and Skinny Twill Pant in Black, it’s a back to school look that never gets old.

Get more first day of school looks for fall here.

 

Back to School Style: A First Look at Our Fall Collection

August 5, 2016 in Appaman Style

Appaman Back to School

Go Back to School in Style with Appaman
Don’t worry, we know there are still lots more beach days left to take advantage of this summer, but August always marks the end of vacation time and the start of back to school season. In fact, some states go back to school way before Labor Day (sorry guys)! With the first day of school around the corner, we’re thrilled to give a first look at our new fall clothing for kids. Packed with cute tops for girls, fall jackets for boys and girls, long sleeved tees and cool hoodies for boys, our fall all-star trends are on point for back to school.

Boys Back to School Outfits | Appaman

Back to School Style for Boys
Our boys fall collection is loaded with easy to wear layering pieces that will make the transition from summer to fall seamless. Our Downtown Hoodie is the piece he’ll reach for over and over again. The cool lightening bolt design and super soft and slouchy style will be his go-to sweatshirt for the first days of school and through the whole season. The Prescott Cardigan is not your average cardi! With its bright colorblock sleeve for a pop of style makes it the perfect layering piece over a tee or shirt. The Camden Shirt, a classic and cozy henley style with a faux layered look, is the must-have boys shirt for back to school.

Girls Back to School Outfits | Appaman

Back to School Style for Girls
Girls will rule the hallways this fall in the Ryder Varsity Jacket, an old school-style collegiate varsity jacket with chic rose gold sleeves and trim. Our advice? Snap up this one quickly, we have a feeling it’s not going to last (a la our faux fur jacket). Another standout fall jacket for girls is the Ari Reversible Vest, with a shearling-esque fleece on one side and cool gold polka dots on the other. The Sterling Dress with contrasting texture is a casual girls dress she can wear to school or to a party and feel like a mini fashionista. Also earning all star status this fall is the Zoey Dress, a sassy and casual jersey dress with a faux-layered sweatshirt top and a handkerchief-hem skirt.

Take a break from lounging poolside and get a head start on your back to school clothing shopping now. Shop fall clothes for girls and boys from Appaman. Made in NYC with love. 

Fall 2013 Inspiration: Vintage Varsity & Back-to-School Cool

July 29, 2013 in New This Season

Appaman loves Pinterest, especially when it comes to sharing our inspiration behind our design process.

Check out our new boards, where we’ve been collecting images of the back-to-school style throughout the ages, including the greasers and cheerleaders of Rydell High,  the sophisticated pleats and tailoring of a New England prep school, the military jackets and flannel of your favorite tough-on-the-outside punk and grunge kids.

Click an image below to visit the board:

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