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Summer is coming to an end and schools are starting up again, which is almost never a good feeling. But there’s a silver lining to the back-to-school transition: refreshing your wardrobe with the best back-to-school clothes and shoes.
Picking up some new yarn or kicks is a great way to feel better about that first day of school, but back-to-school shopping isn’t just for students. Some brands are currently offering discounts on best-selling pieces, making this a great time to upgrade your wardrobe, whether you’re a student, a parent, or none of the above.
The best back-to-school clothes and shoes to buy now
One of the best places to shop for back-to-school pieces this year is adidas. The sportswear giant is obviously best known for its sneakers (which are always a great back-to-school piece), but the brand also offers some fantastic backpacks and apparel. Additionally, adidas is currently running a Back to School Sale, offering up to 25% off your order with the code SAVE MORE.
Below are some of the best back-to-school clothes and shoes to buy right now on adidas.com, from everyday bags to A+ sneakers.
Best Clothes and Bags for Back to School
1. adidas Utility 4.0 Backpack
Finding a great everyday backpack is no small feat, which is why we love this utility backpack from adidas. Its utilitarian style is unique among a multitude of basic backpacks, but it’s still versatile enough to use with any outfit. And it doesn’t just look utilitarian. It’s also well-equipped to carry all your gear with a large main compartment, laptop sleeve, water bottle pocket and multiple exterior pockets.
2. adidas Tiro 21 Track Pants
The Tiro Track Pants from adidas are a best seller because you can wear them during your workouts on chilly mornings, to class or on runs with other casual pieces. The pants are made from adidas’ Primegreen fabric; a recycled polyester double knit that wicks sweat and stretches as needed.
3. adidas Adicolor Classics Tee
Want to channel the retro look of the adidas x Gucci collaboration without spending too much? Check out this classic adidas three stripe t-shirt. It’s available in a handful of great colors, like this collegiate gold, letting you choose the one that suits your personal style. Pair it with lightly faded jeans and classic adidas trainers for full effect.
4. adidas Puffer Tote Bag
If you’re tired of the same backpack, consider upgrading to a tote bag like this adidas Puffer. It’s big enough to hold books and a small laptop or tablet for school, but you can also use it as a gym bag for sneakers and a change of clothes. Unlike your average tote, this one has quick-access zippered pockets for smaller items. Plus, we think it looks great too.
5. adidas Cozy Crew Socks
With earlier (probably more rushed) mornings before class, you don’t want to run out of clean socks. Get ready with these comfy, fall-ready mid-calf socks. The two-pack features off-white and tan socks with the adidas three-stripe logos – a welcome change from the usual black, white and grey.
6. adidas Adicolor Crewneck Sweatshirt
This Adicolor crewneck will almost certainly get tons of mileage. Crafted from soft cotton fleece, the pullover can be a versatile layer for casual outfits, a staple for workout warm-ups, or both. We love it in black to pair it with just about anything in your wardrobe, but adidas have the sweater in great colors too.
The best sneakers for back to school
7. adidas Ultraboost 1.0 DNA
Keeping your feet comfortable, supported and sleek is a great way to make school or work days easier. These best-selling adidas Ultraboosts do just that, showcasing a classic trainer look in an all-black colourway (other colorways also available). But, while most people wear them for style points, it’s important to remember that Ultrabosts are also high-performance running shoes.
8. adidas Forum Low
Originally released in the 80s, the adidas Forums have recently made a comeback. And given the sneakers’ retro, chunky look, their resurgence is no surprise. Retro kicks are a great choice this fall, they look great under baggy chinos and jeans.
9. adidas NMD_R1
With its rubber patches, flared outsole and race-inspired look, the NMD has become a modern classic in the adidas lineup. They’re still a great option if you’re missing a good trainer – whether for casual wear or workouts – and they’re available in a whopping 31 colors to match any wardrobe.
10. adidas NMD_V3
For a more unique and advanced version of the NMD silhouette, check out these NMD_V3. They add a bit of flair to the classic NMD with a semi-translucent rubber outsole and a more technical upper, but you still get the comfort and athletic performance the NMD is known for.
11. Adidas Ozelia
These Ozelias are some of the best Yeezy 700 dupes we’ve ever seen — and they’re only $100. The design is both retro and futuristic, remixing a ’90s silhouette. We think the chunky sole, wedge shape and flowing lines are complemented well by this all-grey option, but there are ten other colors to choose from.
12. adidas Daily 3.0 Skate
For a pair of minimalist white trainers, check out these adidas Daily 3.0 skate shoes. They feature a durable canvas upper, speckled rubber outsole and minimal branding. All in all, you can wear them with just about anything: slacks, jeans, shorts or chinos all look great over the discreet kicks.