Back to elementary school outfits

Both parents and kids alike want the same thing for the start of the school year — to start it off right. While that includes establishing healthy habits early on and following the rules of the classroom, it also includes making a good first impression by dressing and looking the part.

This back-to-school shopping season, families can keep fashion and budget front of mind while students can show off their individuality and sense of style by choosing thrift.

Look No. 1: This look for the younger set includes the trends all ages want to wear — a jean skirt and a flannel shirt — in one adorable elementary school outfit. Cost breakdown: Old Navy flannel shirt, $2.99; Gymboree jean skirt, $4.99; mint green solid shirt, $2.99; Birkenstocks, $5.99; and Mossimo backpack blue with black hearts, $5.99. Total for 5 pieces: $22.95

Look No. 2: Here’s a classic look that never goes out of style — khaki shorts paired with a timeless striped tee and canvas shoes. Cost breakdown: Striped RuffHewn shirt, $2.49 with 50% off color tag of the week; Old Navy khaki shorts, $2.99; and Old Navy lace-up canvas shoes, $3.99. Total for 3 pieces: $9.47

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a nonprofit human services organization whose mission is Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at, a women’s apparel website, and It offers four Donation Express sites and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit

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