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What 39 Students, From Preschool to High School, Are Wearing on Their First Day Back

From Pokémon hoodies and status-y lunch boxes to baggy jeans and very tall socks.

Photo-Illustration: The Strategist/Photos courtesy the families
Photo-Illustration: The Strategist/Photos courtesy the families
Photo-Illustration: The Strategist/Photos courtesy the families

For many kids, the start of a new school year is a chance to reinvent their style. And the first day of school is the ideal debut — whether that’s with a new haircut, a summer growth spurt, or a shiny new backpack. While we can’t do much to help with the first two, we’ve collected a ton of intel on the coolest stuff to wear and take to school right now, by talking t