Back-to-School Must-Haves 2022

Back-to-School Must-Haves 2022

Is your kiddo heading back to school on September 6th? Summer is winding down, and while you try to soak in the last bits of it, we here at Bowfish are gearing up for back-to-school. We have rounded up our favorite products to make you and your little one’s transition into the fall much smoother. Back to school is an exciting time and the last thing it should be is stressful! Fortunately for you, we have been working hard on curating our best fall offerings. Read on for everything your child needs, from shoes to sweatshirts, notebooks and more, to have an amazing start to their school year.

 Fjallraven Kanken Peach Pink Backpack

First things first—backpacks! We did just round up our favorite packs, and you can read all about that here. In addition to the bookbags mentioned in our previous blog post, we just received the Fjallraven Kanken Backpack in Peach Pink! It comes in a full size and a mini size, just in case you would like to match with your little one. Peach pink not the right shade for your girl? We also carry the Kanken bookbag in Flamingo Pink, Pink with Blue Stripes, and Royal Blue with Flamingo Pink accents. You can never have enough pink!

 Fjallraven Kanken Warm Yellow Mini Backpack

In search of the perfect pack for your little boy? The Fjallraven Kanken Warm Yellow Mini Backpack has got your son’s back. We also carry the same style in blue, and this one is made of recycled materials! Helping your child and helping the planet? That's a win-win.

What else is essential for your child to head back to school? A solid pair of everyday sneakers! Shoes that your little one can easily throw on during particularly rushed mornings are important to have handy. A sneaker that works for gym class (and running to the bus stop!) is a must-have. Check out our favorite footwear styles below!

 Jefferson sneakers in Shell White

The Jefferson sneakers in Shell White by Native Shoes serve as the perfect casual footwear for your little boy or girl. They come in an easy-to-match hue and feature perforation throughout, making them the most breathable sneaker out there. They are also great for those unexpected rainstorms, as they are made from an eco-friendly, waterproof material. In addition to the white hue, the Jefferson sneaker comes in a variety of colors, and even a couple of prints as well!

 Jiffy Black And Shell White Miles

Another great option for an everyday shoe is the Jiffy Black And Shell White Miles, also from Native Shoes. Just like the Jefferson shoe, the Jiffy is a slip-on style and features perforation throughout. Breathable, easy to put on, and cute? What else could you ask for! Additionally, the deep black color makes it perfect for matching just about any casual outfit. Throw-on-and-go? Absolutely!

Speaking of outfits, we are thinking your little one could use some new ones for the start of the year. With back-to-school in New Jersey comes fall weather. Cooler temperatures call for outfits that include quite a bit of layering, and the perfect layering piece that works well for active children is the sweatshirt. Warm, easy to toss on top of a casual outfit, and super cozy... What more could you ask for from a layering piece?!

Dreamer Hoodie Sweatshirt

New sweatshirts from Tiny Whales ensure your little one stays warm when the temperature drops. Our favorite one is the Dreamer Hoodie Sweatshirt. It comes in a sherbet orange and features a graphic on the back, as well as accents along each sleeve. Pair with some jeans and casual sneakers for an easy, everyday outfit.

 Humboldt Tie Dye Hoodie

For boys, we love the Humboldt Tie Dye Hoodiealso from Tiny Whales. It features a pastel tie-dye, as well as a yin yang graphic at the chest. The hood makes it perfect for keeping comfy during outdoor sporting activities and the front pocket adds convenience for storing knick-knacks. Check out more awesome styles from the Tiny Whales brand here.

What else is essential for your little one’s fall wardrobe? Pants! Easy-to-wear, everyday jeans are necessary for those days when you need to hurry out of the door, and not too much time can be spent on your child’s outfit.

Elastic Denim Pant

For girls, we love the Elastic Denim Pant from Mayoral. Featuring a light wash and unique front seams, these jeans have an overall vintage feel. Pockets at both the front and back give a utilitarian feel. They go perfectly with a basic tee or turtleneck sweater. Add a pair of boots and your girl is ready to go!

 Denim Pull Up Pant

As for everyday pants for your boy, the Denim Pull Up Pant, also from Mayoral, is the ideal pick. It features an elastic waistband, brown drawstring cord, and distressing fade throughout. Add a basic white tee or flannel for a super sweet fall look. Interested in checking out all that Mayoral has to offer? Click here.

Backpack? Check. Sneakers? Check. Sweatshirts? Check. Jeans…Check! What else could your child use for back-to-school 2022? School supplies! That's right- Bowfish Kids is now a one-stop shop for all of your back-to-school shopping- not just clothes! We now carry a carefully curated assortment of school supplies, such as notebooks, pencils, and more. Even better, these products have an emphasis on sustainability.

 Recycled Newspaper Pencils

Onyx + Green carries every pencil box necessity you can think of! One of our favorites from them is the Recycled Newspaper Pencils. They come in a pack 10 and are made from recycled newspaper. In addition to pencils, Onyx + Green also carries colored pencils made from recycled newspaper, recycled erasers, recycled highlighters, composition books made of sugar cane, and biodegradable scissors. Check out everything the Onyx + Green brand has to offer here.

Back-to-school does not need to be stressful—in fact, change can be exciting! With the right gear, your little one is sure to have a splendid time getting back into the swing of things and having a school routine once again. In fact, back-to-school has never been this easy!

We here at Bowfish are wishing your kid a smooth transition into their best year yet.