25 Kids' Back-to-School Basics for $15 or Less


How to start back-to-school shopping without going broke? You can find fashionable clothes like this girls’ dolman-sleeve tee for only $8 and these boys’ bootcut jeans for only $10. We rounded up some of our favorite back-to-school pieces, all under $15. Even picking out a uniform doesn’t have to cost a fortune, with deals like this jumper for only $9.99. Stay on top of the trends without breaking the bank with these 25 Kids’ Back-to-School Basics for $15 or Less…

  • Must-Have Polo 1 of 25
    Must-Have Polo
    Every little boy needs at least one cute polo like this one.
    Buy it for $9.99 at Crazy 8.
  • Dolman-Sleeve Tee 2 of 25
    Dolman-Sleeve Tee
    This bright and happy tee would look adorable with a pair of gray jeans or cute blue skirt.
    Buy it for $14.99 at Gap.
  • Cutest Polka-Dot Skirt 3 of 25
    Cutest Polka-Dot Skirt
    Hop on the polka-dot trend with the cutest skirt.
    Buy it for $8.00 at Old Navy.
  • Boys Bootcut Jeans 4 of 25
    Boys Bootcut Jeans
    These cool pair of boys jeans also come in a dark wash and a looser fit for the same price.
    Buy it for $10.00 at Old Navy .
  • Button Leggings 5 of 25
    Button Leggings
    These button leggings come in so many different colors and styles but I think these may be my favorite.
    Buy it for $12.95 at Gap.
  • Hooded Tunic Top 6 of 25
    Hooded Tunic Top
    For those crisp mornings that are coming our way.
    Buy it for $12.99 at Crazy 8.
  • Girls Skinny Jeans 7 of 25
    Girls Skinny Jeans
    Get her a distressed pair of cute skinny jeans to add to her wardrobe.
    Buy them for $12.00 at Target.
  • Striped Asymmetrical Ruffled Tee 8 of 25
    Striped Asymmetrical Ruffled Tee
    Stripes are all the rage, so save with this adorable tee that comes in many colors.
    Buy it for $10.00 at Old Navy.
  • The Quest for the Perfect Tee 9 of 25
    The Quest for the Perfect Tee
    Don't stress looking for cute and affordable t-shirts when you can find them right here.
    Buy it for $5.99 at Crazy 8.
  • Got a Uniform? 10 of 25
    Got a Uniform?
    No worries, this adorable jumper is so cute and perfect for your littlest one. There are many more uniform options where this came from.
    Buy it for $9.99 at Target.
  • Denim Skirt 11 of 25
    Denim Skirt
    Here's an adorable black jean skirt you could pair with a cute and colorful top.
    Buy it for $15 at Old Navy.
  • Plaid Tunic Top 12 of 25
    Plaid Tunic Top
    This adorable tunic top would look great over leggings or a pair of skinny jeans.
    Buy it for $14.99 at Crazy 8.
  • Boys Cargo Shorts 13 of 25
    Boys Cargo Shorts
    Perfect for playing sports or running around a playground.
    Buy it for $10.00 at Old Navy.
  • Girls Denim Vest 14 of 25
    Girls Denim Vest
    Pair with a cute dress or top and she'll be all set to go.
    Buy it for $14.99 at Target.
  • Classic Long- Sleeve 15 of 25
    Classic Long- Sleeve
    There are many color options if pink is not her thing.
    Buy it for $12.95 at Gap.
  • Boys Athletic Shorts 16 of 25
    Boys Athletic Shorts
    Get on the basketball court in a cool new pair of shorts.
    Buy them for $9.00 at Old Navy.
  • Floral Top 17 of 25
    Floral Top
    Sometimes you need a busy shirt like this colorful floral top.
    Buy it for $12.99 at Crazy 8.
  • Dolman-Sleeve Tee 18 of 25
    Dolman-Sleeve Tee
    This is a personal favorite of mine that would go great with that black jean Old Navy skirt.
    Get it for $8.00 at Old Navy.
  • Short Sleeve Ruffle Dress 19 of 25
    Short Sleeve Ruffle Dress
    Perfect for picture day.
    Buy it for $14.99 at Target.
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  • Ribbon Belted Pants 21 of 25
    Ribbon Belted Pants
    These black pants are made from comfortable cotton and can be dressed up or down.
    Buy it for $14.96 at Crazy 8.
  • Boys Argyle Pullover 22 of 25
    Boys Argyle Pullover
    He will be looking sharp in this argyle pullover.
    Buy it for $12.99 at Crazy 8.
  • Cropped Leggings 23 of 25
    Cropped Leggings
    Cropped leggings are perfect for wearing under dresses or skirts.
    Buy them for $10.99 at Gap.
  • Stripe Pocket Dress 24 of 25
    Stripe Pocket Dress
    This adorable dress is perfect for the first day of school.
    Buy it for $14.99 at Crazy 8.
  • Plaid Shorts 25 of 25
    Plaid Shorts
    It's always good to have some variety like throwing these plaid shorts into the mix.
    Buy them for $12.99 at Crazy 8.

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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.


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