Back to School Fashion With Carters

I have no idea where this summer has gone. August is just around the corner and as much as I would love to hang on to every last second of summer, I can’t deny that it is time to start thinking about back to school. I really hate back-to-school supply shopping, but if there is anything I can get jazzed about it is back-to-school clothes!

My littlest man is starting at a new school this year and will be in young 5s. He is losing so many of his little boy mannerisms and growing up way too fast. But one of my favorite parts about him growing up is that he loves dressing himself in the morning. And he is quite the little snazzy dresser (just like his daddy).

This week we hit up Carter’s and came home with three outfits that will make him the cutest boy in school.

One of the trends Carter’s has for the fall is Fresh Plaids. Silas is modeling that with this outfit we took in a preppy direction.

Fresh Plaid

Plaid Shirt: Carter’s
T-shirt: Carter’s
Jeans: old Carter’s
Shoes: Carter’s (can’t find on the website, but check in stores)

Another trend for fall is Camo. This is one of my favorite trends ever. Silas’ wardrobe always has some camo in it. So I couldn’t help but get two outfits based around this trend. First up some camo pants to match his mama. I paired it with a gray thermal tee (that has a little room for my boy who is growing like a weed!)


Shirt: Carter’s
Pants: Carter’s

You can’t quite tell from this picture, but this shirt has a camo dinosaur on it. Camo and dinosaurs? WINNING!

camo dinosaur

Shirt: Carter’s
Pants: Carter’s

Some of the other trends for fall over at Carter’s are “Ath Leisure” (trendy athletic inspired wear), and for the girls, Tomboy Chic and Vintage Prints. You can check out some of their trends over on the Carter’s website.

What I was most excited to learn about is that Carter’s has recently expanded their line to include sizes 7-12. Same Carter’s quality and style (which I actually think they totally raised the bar on) and AGE APPROPRIATE clothing. As my girls get older, I must say age appropriate is getting harder and harder to find. I was bummed to see the closest store to buy their expanded line was a few hours away, but I am loving what I see on the website. 62 stores around the nations are carrying the line so see if there is anyplace near you.

Right now everything at Carter’s is 40% off (online and in stores) until August 5th. And I have a 20% off coupon to sweeten the deal even more!

carter's coupon

Want a chance at an even better deal? I have a $50 Carter’s gift card to help you with your back to school shopping. To enter, simply leave me a comment letting me know what you would buy with your gift card. Check out Carter’s for some inspiration!

Contest ends July 31 when a winner will be drawn at random. This post is sponsored by Carter’s and I was given a gift card to purchase the clothes for Silas (although I went way over my gift card because CUTENESS!!)


  1. Sarah says:

    My sassy almost preschooler and I would have a blast picking out a few gems for her big school debut!

  2. Dana VanderLaan says:

    I would buy boy clothes! I have boy girl twins and have loads of girl clothes, but I am at Carter’s one a month for my little guy! Love the camo!

  3. Haylee says:

    My 3 year old really needs a new swimsuit. Also, it would be nice to get a start on next years summer wardrobe for all 3 kids!

  4. I LOVE CARTER’S. And I would buy ALL THE BABY THINGS with a gift card!

  5. Oh Carter’s, how I love you. I would buy clothes for my gigantor baby. He is so much bigger than my other boys were at this age and I am just sure that the fall and winter clothes I have won’t fit him.
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  6. We love Carter’s…especially their pj’s!

  7. Yes, please!! I love Carter’s. Last year Joshua had adorable Halloween and Thanksgiving outfits and I would love to do those kinds of things again before my BABY gets too old for them. (WAHHHHH.)
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  8. TOTAL Carter’s snob here. It’s all I ever bought for my babies. They all came home from the hospital in Carter’s too. Jonah is set for clothes, so if I won, I would give it to my SIL for my foster-niece, the very cute 4yo T! I love to see her sassy self in Carter’s! I got her some summer clothes with the gift card I won at Mom 2.0, now she can be set for back to school in Carter’s if I win this one. IN other words, PICK ME!

  9. LOVE carter’s!! Would snatch up some little girl clothes – or baby shower gifts – I always do good with that there too!

  10. Well my lot in life is purchasing boy clothes so that’s what I’d be shopping for, but I had no idea they had expanded their sizes! That makes me beyond happy!
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  11. christie says:

    Oh mylanta, I love me some Carter’s. My toddler is growing like a weed and needs new long sleeve shirts for fall!

  12. Melissa Hughes says:

    Abbey starts school this year for the first time so the gift card would be helpful to get her a school wardrobe.

  13. latanya says:

    I would get some boy pants and boy tops.

  14. My girls get kinda spoiled… I’d probably go with the space ship long sleeve tee (love space!) and the green t-rex roaring tee. Also I’m really partial to Carter’s shirts for church, they just have nice classic plaids. :)
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  15. I would get a few really great dresses and maybe some leggings for my daughter. I love that they have bigger sizes now!
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  16. Jessica Beard says:

    I would love to buy some of the new Camo clothes for my sons. I love Carters!

  17. Ooh, I love Carter’s! Thanks for e giveaway! :)

  18. I would get the hand drawn chipmunk tee for my 8yo because it works make us both giggle. :) Love that they’ve expanded their sizes!
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  19. So excited! My oldest is headed to Kindergarten (sob!!!) so I’d pick out the scooter cutie ensemble (LOVE that they put outfits together for you…makes my job easier!).
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  20. Diane says:

    i would buy some cute fall boots!

  21. Laura J says:

    Oh I really love the Fresh Plaids trend for boys!!! I would love to get the Adventure Seeker whole outfit for Carter! Would be so adorable for him to wear to preschool this fall!

  22. Amy Schaaf says:

    Love the new extended sizes! Top picks would be dresses for my 4-year old or some comfy pjs. Or maybe some plaid and camo for my 7 year old son. So many choices!!

  23. Kristen says:

    Now that my kids are out of the baby stage, I tend to forget about Carter’s when I do their clothes shopping. Thanks for the reminder! I like several of their graphic tees and would also probably pick up a pair of snow pants!