Style Your First Day Of School Outfits With Cara Loren
Cara Loren Van Brockin is mom to Hanes (9), Arrow (4), Echo (2) — and a boy on the way! Cara founded her namesake lifestyle and fashion blog Cara Loren to share her passion with the world. With 1.2 million followers on Instagram and two retail endeavors, Cara Loren Shop and Okoa Home, Cara is one busy mama!
Cara shares her fashion tips for kids with The Find so your own students can be dressed for success on their first day of class.
What are you favorite styling tips for your kids?
My favorite styling tips for kids are keeping their outfits fun, easy and letting them express themselves. If anything gets too complicated, my kids tend to get frustrated by it and are not interested anymore. They want it to feel fun and reflect their personal style and vibe!
What tricks do you have when it comes to making back-to-school shopping manageable or more organized?
I think the trick is just making it simple and easy. If that means shopping online because the kids don’t love going in-store, then do it online! If they love going and picking out a couple of things in-store, then make that fun. I also would suggest doing it enough ahead of time so that the kids feel like they are prepared and ready for the first day of school.
How do you get your kids excited and feeling ready for the new school year?
It may sound silly, but a big part of my kids getting excited for school is back-to-school shopping! It’s fun for them to feel like they’re expressing their own style and feeling confident in how they look along with how they feel! It’s also fun to participate in Back-to-School Night, and hopefully see some of their friends that they may have missed seeing over the summer.
How do you encourage creativity in your kids when it comes to fashion?
My boys are actually very into picking out their own clothes and putting looks together. Sometimes they may not match perfectly in my eyes, but if they love it and feel confident, then that’s really all that matters! There are times that they’ll ask advice from me on what looks better together, and it warms my mom heart that they trust my opinion! I encourage my kids to put their own looks together for each day, and if they feel like they want my advice or help I am always here to assist.
What tips do you have for kids that are afraid to embrace their creativity and style?
I would talk to them about why they’re afraid to express their style and creativity. Is it maybe something that someone said at school, or is it just something on their own? But it’s important to communicate and hear the reasons why they feel that way. And always encourage them to not worry about what others think and just go with what you love!
Special thanks to Cara Loren for sharing her kids style tips with us.
Are you ready for the first day of school?