I was given the challenge by Walmart as one of the Walmart Moms to see if I could find a back to school outfit for under $50. I thought one outfit would be easy so I wanted to see how far I could stretch my dollar so I personally challenged myself to see if I could find 3 “first day of school” outfits for the boys and I. Even though we homeschool, we still like to “dress up” on the first day of school and take pictures as well as when we go out for playdates or field trips throughout the year.
So with my giftcard provided I headed out to my local Walmart to see what I could find. The first thing I noticed is there is a lot of clearance in the apparel department right now, mostly summer items but some things could easily transition into fall. But we will get to that later.
First up, I tried to find two outfits for my little ones so I headed over to the kids department. I found two pair of Faded Glory jeans with stretch elastic waistband for only $8.92. I also found 2 Faded Glory Striped Polos for only $5 each! Two matching outfits for the boys on their first day of school.
Now over to women’s apparel. There I was able to pick up a pair of No Boundaries Skinny Jeans in dark wash for only $9.88. That is a great deal for denim!!! To pair with the Skinny Jeans I wanted a top with some length on it, something that would help transition from summer to fall. I could have easily picked up a plain tee but stumbled upon this Miss Tina Knit Panel Woven Tunic on clearance for only $7.00 (originally priced $15) which looked to be the perfect thing for the “first day of school outfit”. Paired with a $3 (clearance priced) beaded ribbon necklace, this outfit is simple yet stylish perfect for the first day of homeschool, playdate, field trip, or even a night class.
So for around $50 at Walmart I was able to pick up 3 outfits for me and my boys to wear on our first day of school.