If we learned anything from last year, it’s to be prepared for anything. And we mean anything. We don’t know what this school year will bring, but we’re offering you the coolest finds of the season even if your kids are doing virtual learning this year. We promise yo'll get a lot of mileage out of them. From retractable markers and hand sanitizers to cinched hems on classic uniform pants, we have it all. 

Adidas Advantage Kids' Sneakers

Gym class and comfortable sneakers should go hand-in-hand, but that’s not always the case. Get them moving comfortably (and stylishly) with these sneaks that feature a plush sockliner to cushion their every step. With fit and function boxes checked, your kids' feet will be cushioned in sleek, minimal fashion. 

Adidas Advantage Kids' Sneakers ($38) kohls.com

Stride Rite Mary Janes

Don’t fool yourself into thinking this is a basic mary jane shoe. Here’s proof: The memory foam footbeds offer support with every step and the enhanced traction means kids won’t slip and slide. Plus, our personal favorite—a removable fit check insole that indicates when your kids need a new size.

Stride Rite Mary Janes ($57) striderite.com

Old Navy Frost-Free Vest

If you swear by vests during the fall season, your little ones will love this colorful, playful interpretation. The micro performance fleece lining keeps them warm, while the bold color keeps them smiling. Bonus: It hits just below their waist so their bum is protected, too. 

Old Navy Frost-Free Vest ($27) oldnavy.com

Junior Timberland Waterproof Boots 

These fresh kicks are a testament to the fact that classic boots are always on trend. You probably had a pair of Tims when you were a kid and trust us, they are still the perfect find. Not only are they built to last, but the arch support is unmatched—meaning your kid will rough house in them all day and not feel a thing. 

Junior Timberland Waterproof Boots ($110) timberland.com

Tea Collection Rainbow Sweater

When the weather gets cooler your little girl will feel super cozy in this 100% soft combed cotton knit. Pair it with her favorite leggings or skirt if she’s feeling fancy schmancy. 

Tea Collection Rainbow Sweater ($55) teacollection.com

Chaps Uniform Pants

Upgrade their school uniform with traditional uniform pants that offer cinched ankle cuffs and a drawstring elastic waistband. 

Chaps Uniform Pants ($24) kohls.com

Bath & Body Works PocketBac Hand Sanitizer

These days it’s practically a cardinal sin to walk out of your door without hand sanitizer. Keep your babies safe with this 5-pack that can be kept in their lunchbox, bookbag, pencil case, and practically everywhere else they remember to place them. There’s even enough to give to a friend. 

Bath & Body Works PocketBac Hand Sanitizer ($8) bathandbodyworks.com

Rifle Paper Co. 12-Month Academic Planner

Help your kid stay ahead of the class with this planner that starts in August and ends in July. There’s tons of space for notes and the thread-stitched binding means it will withstand the wear and tear that every school year is sure to bring. 

Rifle Paper Co. 12-Month Academic Planner ($16) riflepaperco.com

Crayola Retractable Markers

Markers are probably the most popular school supply of every school year. It’s also the one item you’ll constantly buy throughout the year because they dry out from lost caps. Sound familiar? This year buy retractable markers; they'll will save you major coins. They are made of a special ink that won’t dry out, and simply click the top to bring the tips inside the tube. We don't know how we survived so long without them?

Crayola Retractable Markers ($13) crayola.com