Temperatures are still sitting in the triple digits some days here in Arkansas, but many of you are just days away from a new school year, heralding the end of summer. Arkansas’s Tax Free Weekend is this weekend and we want to help you prepare your fall wardrobe that is comfortable with that extra POP the kids like. There are many great places to shop and we would like to give you our top 4 to make sure you hit this weekend. But first, this season’s fashion forecast.

Young Girls in Fall
Happy-colored denim is a must this season. They pair well with graphic shirts with fun sayings and logos on them that give an everyday look a bit of personality and humor.

Neon is still hot and young girls can get away with a lot of it. Make sure to grab some dresses with pops of big color to pair with leggings. Little girls love sparkles, and there is a lot of that available this season. A shirt with a few sequins or a flash of shimmer should be on your back to school shopping list.

 Fall Fashion

Teen Girls:
If you're going to invest in one dress this season, make it a denim dress. Wear it with sandals while the weather's still warm, and rock it with boots and a flannel shirt when it starts to get chilly. Speaking of flannel, grab a few extra shirts, they can mix and match with a cozy sweater, classic black leggings and all kinds of denim. Do grab some fun printed leggings, a pair of overalls (yes, hello 80s) and an Army jacket, then let your layering begin.

Boy on Swing 

Colored denim is also hot for boys this season, add a great graphic tee or hoodie and they will have a stylish look that meets their comfort requirements. Make sure to grab a jacket, military jackets are “in”, and of course a great pair of sneakers. They will be ready for the classroom and the playground. Make sure to grab at least one dressy look, you know, there is always school picture day. A nice, non-bulky sweater (again, comfort is most important for boys) with a pair of khakis should do the trick. 

Layering will still be the big trend for guys too this fall. Check the closets and grab staples that still fit from last year's wardrobe and pair them with trendy vests and hoodies that are as stylish as they are practical in these upcoming days of unpredictable temps. 

This tax free weekend, clothing and other school-related items less than $100 each are eligible to have their sales tax taken off. Click here for a full list of Arkansas Tax Free Weekend information.


4 Places to Shop for Back to School Fashion in Hot Springs

 Doodle Bugs in Hot Springs, Arkansas

  • Doodlebug's Children's Boutique
    There are oodles for your doodles at Doodlebug’s Children’s Boutique. The store is packed with lots of goodies that are ever changing. You will walk in and become fast friends as the owners love their customers and you become part of their family.
    3832-C Central Ave.
    Hot Springs, AR 71913

  • The Tulip Tree
    For a little more grown up style, try The Tulip Tree where their mantra is “Be your own beautiful and indulge your sense of style”. Now, as parents, that is something we can definitely get on board with.
    4328 Central Avenue
    Hot Springs, AR 71913

Hyp Boutique, Hot Springs Arkansas

  • Hyp
    A mix of smart, creative high-fashion with a flash of vintage! This boutique sports a brand knowledge that is broad and savvy. Specializing in quality, textiles and cut like nobody's business. Owner Karen Churchwell's boutique selections reflect her style and ability as a talented Mix-Master. She thanks her years of personal and professional experience with fashion for these valuable skills!
    4334 Central Avenue, Ste. C
    Hot Springs, AR 71913
  • Pink Avenue
    Locally owned and locally loved, this stylish boutique will want to be on your list for fall fashion for your teen.
    3948 Central Avenue
    Hot Springs, AR 71913

 Hot Springs has so much to offer when it comes to fall fashion for back to school. Make sure you check out a list of all the great shopping in Hot Springs by visit our SHOPPING page.


Post by @TheParkWife, owner of The Women Bloggers and lover of Hot Springs family fun and adventures.