Back to School Guide: Part One (All About Accessories)

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We are gearing up for Back-to-School shopping and have been finding so many exciting trends - so much so that we need four posts to fit everything in. For this one, we will be covering the accessories (cool paper, lunch boxes, backpacks, socks, headbands, etc), part two will be all about shoes for the kids, part three clothes for the kids and part four will be all about you - (moms also need some TLC to get through this hectic time of year). Here is what we love for accessories this fall.

1. Backpacks:

Lands' End: Featuring on-trend patterns and cute characters, Lands' End is not only a stylish brand for your kids but one that offers functionality. We also love the added features like a sturdy bottom built, extra lash strap, reflective trim, adjustable sternum strap and cool loop where kids can clip on their lunch box.

Hello Kitty: We are huge fans of this cute character and Macy's is stocked up with various models to send your little girl off to school in comfort and style.

2. Hair Essentials:

Children's Place: For girls we love the flower fedora and the feather headband. For boys, we are digging the one eye monster hat.

Etsy: Handmade accessories from Etsy offer unique and custom pieces that are super fun for back-to-school. Right now we are loving the headband with pink roses and the cute bobby pins.

3. Lunch Essentials:

Klean Kanteen: BPA-free water bottles from Klean Kanteen are a great solution for eliminating single use water bottles that can easily be packed into your kids' lunch bag. We also love their unique designs from their kid line that also includes bottles and a classic sippy.

BUILT: A fun line for kids and adults, BUILT offers everything for your lunchtime needs with convertible coolers, sandwich bags and their adorable Big Apple Buddies lunch boxes for kids.

4. Socks/Tights:

KEEN: KEEN Kids outlasts the youngest of adventurers. The new Fall collection is protective, durable and supportive with easy closures and touch of whimsy for fun! We love the Concord Crew Socks and their smooth, hidden wunderseam and left and right specific design. Labeled "left and right" or "L" and "R" - provides a unique opportunity for kids to learn!

SmartWool: Designed for both both girls and boys, Smart Wool features a fun selection of Merino Wool Socks in stripes, solids and our favorite: the Kids' Kilim Patchwork.

5. School Supplies:

AstroBrights: We love this high-quality paper brand that features over 23 bright colors that is perfect for the home, school or the office. They also have a fun campaign on their Facebook page called "Make Something AstroBrights!" and "Give a Brighter Year!," that aims to get kids and families more excited about arts and crafts (prizes include $100-500 gift cards and a grand prize of $30,000 in school supplies to the school of your choice).

Staples: Staples is our go-to resource for back to school and we are loving their unique selection of items like trendy binders, vibrant folders, and unique ways to organize with apple tape dispensers.

Crayon Holder: More love for Etsy - we are really into this Organic Wooden Semi Truck where your kids can hold 24 of their crayons in this beautifully crafted piece.

Stay tuned for part two where we cover the back-to-school shoes for your kids.

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We were given some samples.

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