This post is sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods. The content and opinions expressed are my own.
We did it Y’all, my high schooler has made the huge leap from homeschooling and is now officially enrolled in school. We are entering the world of back-to-school shopping and knee deep in all the prepping and planning to start a new year. Granted I haven’t had to do this back-to-school thing since he was in elementary school, but it’s a whole different vibe to prep a teenager. We made a trip toDICK’S Sporting Goods over the weekend and left with all the things every back-to-school student would want and need to rock the 2018-2019 school year.
These teenage years are brutal on the pocketbook. It’s a fact that quality doesn’t come cheap and as parents, we really need to make the effort to shop smart if we want to stretch our money. This is a lesson I’m ingraining in my kids. Shopping smart means we go to DICK’S Sporting Goods where we can one-stop-shop and take advantage of their Best Price Guarantee.
Take inventory of the things you will need and the things you can get away with not replacing. Look through closets and make a list of everything from backpacks to jackets that will need to be replaced. It’s a great time for us to purge, pass on the hand me downs and clean out the drawers.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Must-Haves
Backpack and Lunchbox
It wasn’t until a few years back that I realized some students get a backpack (or even multiple backpacks) every school year. Woah! Look for a quality backpack that will hold up even when it is full of binders, books, sports equipment, and all the other essentials to get your student through a school day.
This Nike Hoops Elite Basketball backpack is the perfect all around backpack that will go from school to practice. A ventilated shoe compartment, zippered foil-lined pocket for beverages, zippered laptop compartment, padded shoulder straps, sternum strap, water-resistant bottom and pockets for all the extras.
I’m a big fan of hydration especially when I know my kids going to finish out the day with a two-hour practice on the football field in this Texas heat. A good stainless steel insulated water bottle like this Hydro Flask at DICK’S Sporting Goods can get tossed in their backpack and is virtually leak free. I also love that stainless steel cups and water bottles don’t sweat, so there is no risk of the condensation getting anywhere.
There is nothing like being comfortable throughout a long day. Athleisure styles are definitely the fall trend for 2018 and will keep your student looking polished and comfortable all day long. Looks for mix and match pieces and keep the looks simple. You can score some amazing deals right now like this Jordan Re2pect pullover lightweight jacket (it’s currently 60% off).
An everyday lightweight athletic shoe that goes from the hallways of school to PE is essential. We love these Woman’s Adidas cloudfoam athletic shoes. They are perfect for fall and there’s no need to pack another pair of shoes for gym class.
All the essentials you need to get you through the year. Moisture wick headbands, breathable underwear, and ventilation socks.
Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. Dick’s Sporting Goods make shopping for all those school year essentials a breeze. Follow @michelleanncantu on instagram to see all of our favorite Dick’s Sporting Goods must-have styles.
Help Save Youth Sports
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