Back2School Shopping Guide: Top 3 Trends for Girls & Guys

Posted at July 20, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 0 Comment

Planning your Back To School shopping strategy involves more than just a map of must-hit fashion malls in your area. Do you know what to put on your shopping list for Back to School 2015? We’ve scoured the hottest trends on Pinterest boards and identified the top three styles for girls & guys this season! Consider shopping for these key items to make a fail-proof first day look:


girls style1. Peplum Tops

Peplum tops are a perfect choice for any trendy OOTD. They create a flattering, shapely look and can be layered, too, so you can add a little mix to your outfit repeats without anyone noticing. You’re sure to find a huge selection at one of the many Simon Malls locations hosting Shop&Recycle clothing donation events nationwide. Let the browsing begin!

2. Fun Florals

This is the most versatile trend for Back to School. Florals give you the freedom to choose where you’ll wear your prints! They also let you bring a little color pop to the dull school halls. Our retail partners at the Gilbert, AZ Kohls location have a unique selection of floral footwear to choose from which will let you stand out from the flowery crowd. Not only will you lessen landfill waste¬†when you recycle your old clothing & shoes at this store, you’ll also be supporting a local charity. The Gilbert-area Kohls is making a $500 donation to our nonprofit partners at Weldon House for the second year in a row. We hope you join us there!

3. Oversized Sweaters

Both fashionable and comfy, the oversized sweater is set to be a big hit this fall. We’d avoid it for the first day of school, but save it for later in the year once the weather cools down. Pair with some bright or textured leggings to pull the entire look together! Maurice’s, our retail partner in Michigan, has a great selection of this style in stock for Back to School shoppers. Plus, they’re offering an additional 20% off to anyone who brings in clothing & shoe recycling while they shop. Can’t beat that Back to School deal!


guys style1. Slim Fit Jeans

Say goodbye to those baggy, sagging pants: Back to School 2015 calls for some slim-fits! Not only do these comply with your dress code, they look cool too. You’re sure to find the perfect pair at a discount when you Shop&Recycle with our partners at Outlets at Conroe in Houston, TX. Their selection of high-quality stores means there’s something for everyone. Stop by and take a look!

2. Plaid Button-Ups

These should be a staple in every fashion-forward guy’s closet this Back to School season. Plaids are effortlessly stylish and can transition well from the classroom to your after-school hangout. Kohls in Tucson, AZ has an impressive selection to choose from. Every pound of recycling also helps create funding for our nonprofit partners at MADD Southern Arizona as well. We’ll see you there!

3. Sporty Digs

Athletic is always in style, as long as it’s allowed by your school’s dress code. It’s functional too: you can wear the clothes to class or to the gym. For the second year in a row, we’ve partnered with two Dallas-area Sports Authority locations for our joint “Shoes for Smiles” recycling event. Bring in an old pair of shoes to donate before you shop and you’ll be benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. Then you can get to shopping fashions from top brands like Nike & Adidas – bonus points if you incorporate school colors!

Remember: Before you head to your local mall or shopping center to stock up on these trends, make sure you clean our your closets of last year’s unwanted items. All textiles can be accepted by ATRS Recyclers, from clothing and shoes to toys and accessories, plus much more. Happy Shop&Recycle-ing!

Waiting for Shop&Recycle details for your neighborhood? Keep checking our website for location confirmations – not all events are posted yet! Each city on our interactive map that has an orange recycler icon over it will have an ATRS-sponsored Back to School event.