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It’s that time of year again… back to school shopping.    I can tell you that no matter where your kids are going to school (online or in-person), they will still want to be dressed in a way that reflects their personality.  Comfy, bold, and stylish. 

Yes, it’s a lot different this year because it’s all online: school and shopping.   Luckily, we’ve partnered with Dicks Sporting Goods to share some of our favorite back to school trends this year.    They even invited us to attend their virtual 2020 Back to School “What’s Trending” event.     The kids watched with us and commented on each & every ‘trend’ with what they liked, wanted, thought they’d buy, etc. 

The best part?   The number of times that I turned to the kids and said, “I wore that when I was your age!”    Yep… the ’90s fashion trends have returned, and our kids are eating it up.  

Now, while the button-down, silk, collared shirts haven’t come back just yet, the Champion sweatshirts & bright shoes are stocked & ready at Dick’s Sporting Goods! 

yellow crocs

2020 Back to School Trends  

 2020 is all about “Top off the field” styles. Dick’s Sporting Goods has teamed up with Nicole Laeno, Miles Brown, and Calyann Barnett as they shop at Dick’s Sporting Goods to find their top looks for #backtoschool.   This year is all about flexibility and being who you are, just like school – you are doing what works for you (virtual, home, in-person).


Online Shopping – One Hour Pickup & More Options

With Dicks Sporting Goods, you can get everything that you need for Back to School.  You can shop virtually, too!  Check out these options: 

  • Delivery: shop online & have it delivered to your home.
  • Use the one-hour curbside contactless pickup.  You shop “in-store” virtually, then give them an hour to gather your things and bring them out to your car.   They can put it right into the trunk (no contact).
  • Use the Scorecard (Get 1 point for every $1 you spend on a qualified purchase)
  • Use the Dicks Sporting Goods App to shop, get personalized coupons, earn ScoreCard point by working out, and more. 

Trending Shoes for Kids & Teens 

First off, be sure to check out the Dicks Sporting Goods Footwear Release Calendar if you really want to be on top of the shoe trend.    
Vans, Nick Airforce Ones, Nike 270s, and Crocs are just a few trending shoes you’ll see this year. 

Teen Male Fashion

Bright colors & bold logos is the fashion trend this year.  Yellow Crocs, Teal Champion Sweatshirts, Black UnderArmor shorts, White Nike socks… anything goes. 

teens 2020 fashion trend

Teen Female Trends

Mix & Match this year.  If it brings confidence, kids are wearing it. Teen Girls are sporting cropped Champion shirts, wide-leg bottom pants, and shoes to reflect their personality. 

trends 2020

Youth Trends for 2020

There are so many trends here, and anything goes! DSG clothes are perfect for youth (and teens) because they are affordable, and I like that 1% goes to Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation.
Mother/daughter outfits are on-trend & they are as cute as ever! (Speaking of mother – I recently found CALIA by Carrie Underwood, and I’m sold! I love the skort!)

Must-Have Accessories 

No matter the time of year, our kids use their backpacks, water bottles, and lunch boxes.  They use them during school months, summer, or breaks in between.  Virtual school will not be any different.   Our kids use their backpacks to pack anything (day trip to their cousin’s house, taking their towel to the pool, etc…) 
Check out the new Hydro Flasks, Yeti daytrip lunchboxes, licensed team lunchboxes, and all of the stickers to personalize them at Dick’s Sporting Goods!   

Don’t forget the sunglasses, scrunchies, headbands, and bucket-hats (Our kids all have these… and they even use my grandpap’s from when he was young)   Even fanny packs have made a comeback with teens.

Don’t forget to be stylish & safe at the same time with team-logo masks & hand sanitizers. 

Backyard Recess

Every evening, we make it a point to play together as a family:  Baseball, kickball, tag, cards, jacks, or four-square. 
 Dick’s Sporting Goods has so many options to help us with ideas & fun!   The next thing on our list is the Bowling Set.

DSP backyard


No matter where your kids go to school this year, giving them a chance to bring some of these 2020 Trends into your house is going to put a smile on everyone’s face.  Dick’s Sporting Goods is a great way to level up your look in school or on camera.   No matter what, just remind your kids to show their personality & “BE YOU” all of the time. 

Don’t forget to pull out some of those ’90s pictures & let your kids see just how “cool” you really are! 😉  

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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