Trendwatch: back to school 2018

Our trend experts curated a list of the hottest back-to-school themes and trends that will be seen at schools across the country as kids head back into the classroom.
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Llamas
BTS 2018

Llamas have passed sloths and unicorns as the must-have animal for school supplies. Find them on lunchboxes, notebooks, backpacks, folders, socks, sweatshirts, and more.

Emojis
BTS 2018

Emojis continue to be a popular trend as kids enjoy using them to express themselves - and they’re popping up on everything from lunchboxes, "flip sequin" items, pencils, shoes, backpacks, and more. They're literally everywhere!

Athleisure
BTS 2018

Athleisure continues to be a major fashion trend for both adults and kids. In addition to top finds from adidas and NauticaCalvin Klein, sneakers are a top trend, including these classic high tops from Converse.

Cool tech
BTS 2018

The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition offers fun and educational content for kids with parental control tools for parents. The tablet comes with a year free of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a kid-proof case, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee. Other cool tech trends include bluetooth speakers, headphones, and laptops.

Slime
BTS 2018

Slime continues to be a huge trend for kids of all ages - whether DIY, or premade. Glue is a frequently-used ingredient in this concoction, and brands have introduced fun colors and themes such as galaxy sparkle, neon, and glow-in-the-dark options to give enthusiasts more options to create with.