The back-to-school season is here, and you know what that means — our children’s outfits need to be on point for their first day of school!
Okay, okay. Let’s not pretend you haven’t had this thought before! Of course, I know what matters the most is that they feel safe and that their grades are not slipping, pero we can have some fun in this stressful time, right?
Bueno, if you’re like me, I have found some of the best places where we can shop to have our children estrenando algo muy cute.
The shops I found are all Latina-owned brands —because mija, we need to represent at ALL times — and the greatest part is how accessible they are!
Jen Zeano Designs
Jean Zeano Designs or JZD are all about the vibes. We all know how much “the vibes” influence our kids, so they will love to see the outfits they can create with this Latina brand. For example, they can comfortably start school on the right foot by rocking a “Grow at your own pace” sweatsuit. That’ll set the mood for the school year, for sure.
This small tiendita owned Yajahira, and Atziri Peña is helping our community serve all the looks while making bold statements. In order to lighten el drama of the first day of school, maybe getting your kid the “Sana Sana Colita De Rana” Shirt and match it with a pair of jeans will do wonders. Not only will this shirt be a conversation starter, but it might also (might with all capitals) make you deem of the cool Latina mom.
GRL Collective is a Latina-founded lifestyle brand that pushes the envelope with any care in the world — and that’s the type of confidence and power we should want our kids to mimic! They fund various organizations of marginalized communities while helping their followers be the fashionistas they were always meant to be. For instance, their unisex “Caring is Cool” shirt embodies just that. It’s sweet, simple, yet powerful enough to complete any cute back-to-school outfit.
Karla and Co.
This Puerto Rican brand gives us high-quality Latina products that we can all love. If you live in an area prone to cold weather or your kid’s school just enjoys having polar-like temperatures in their classrooms, then a hoodie is a must. For that reason, you should pick up the “Nice Pero No Te Pases” beach hoodie. This hoodie is breathable and easily paired with anything. What more can we want?
This brand is as inclusive as it gets! It’s Latina, queer, and sustainable. Their Gold Pave Heart Necklace will work with any outfit and can be used beyond their school outfits. Remember, having pieces that last a long time is where it’s at.
You’ll see that these outfits will have your children rocking hallways as if they were the runway!