I’m so not ready for summer to end, but I can’t stop time, and the first day of school is fast approaching!
This will be the second year in a row that I have three kids in three different schools, each with different back-to-school needs. While their supply lists are all a bit different, one thing is the same: they all need new clothes, and quality activewear is a must.
D is headed back to college in a few weeks, where he will be a sophomore. He pretty much lives in activewear, and Under Armour has long been a go-to brand we can rely on to look good and perform well for him.
In fact, it’s a running joke among family and friends that you can find him wearing sweatpants on all but the hottest days.
Fortunately, these sportstyle joggers are made of a super soft knit that is moisture-wicking. They also have a handy internal phone pocket as well as a back left pocket and traditional hand pockets for keys and wallet.
For size reference, D is 5’11”, and he’s wearing the large. I also bought the medium for him to try and compare, and he said they both fit, but he liked the large better.
I also picked up a few of these HeatGear short sleeve shirts for him. I like the extra details and how they set it slightly above your typical tee; plus it has all the features an active guy needs — moisture-wicking fabric, breathable mesh panels, and anti-odor technology.
These shirts look great with both pants and shorts, and he will wear them all winter long layered under his sweatshirts.
We also got him a new pair of sneakers — these UA HOVR Rise trainers in the Royal / Halo Gray. His favorite color is blue, can you tell?
D wears his clothes all day at school and then straight to marching band practice or to play basketball with friends, so he needs clothing that really performs, and Under Armour never disappoints.
He has worn this entire outfit twice since we shot these pictures, so he obviously approves!
Finally, the Under Armour UA Hustle 4.0 Backpack is perfect for a college student because it has tons of compartments, including a soft-lined laptop sleeve that fits his 15″ Lenovo Yoga 730 perfectly.
C will be a junior in high school this year, and she’s enrolled in a cyber charter school that enables her to attend class from home.
While she favors jeans and dresses, she needs activewear for gym class, and she does a lot of walking in the neighborhood. She styled her entire outfit around these coral UA HOVR Infinite Mojave running shoes. #achildaftermyownheart
I may have to borrow them or get a pair of my own because I think they’re super cute, plus they’re designed for neutral runners who need flexibility, cushioning & versatility. Hi, that’s me!
C is more likely to wear them to walk the dog (or to look pretty while doing schoolwork on the deck) but they’re also a supportive and stylish sneaker for anyone looking for a neutral running shoe.
I particularly like the flattering curved hem and the anti-pill/anti-pick finish.
And this HeatGear Armour Racer is great for the gym, yoga, or whatever your activity of choice.
The pinhole mesh makes it breathable without sacrificing modesty, and the close fit is flattering. C is wearing her usual XS, but you could size up for a more relaxed fit.
R is my middle-schooler, and she’s a huge fan of activewear for everyday use. Plus, she always wears athletic clothing on gym days and to marching band practice.
She is in love with this hooded sweatshirt and told me she hated to take it off because it’s so soft inside.
The colorblock sleeve panels are a fun detail, and it has a kangaroo pocket and a relaxed fit that’s perfect for layering.
I was a little surprised when she picked out these Armour Shine Ankle Crop leggings, but I’m glad she did because I think they’re really cute on her. I like the different panels and the cropped fit.
For size reference, R is about 5’5″ and she’s wearing the XS in both the sweatshirt and leggings.
Her sneakers are the HOVR Sonic 2 running shoes, and she was really pleased with their comfort as well as the style.
She likes her sneakers fairly plain and tends to go with black and white so they go with everything, and she’s really happy with these.
But Under Armour does more than just clothes and shoes — they also have a nice selection of backpacks and lunchboxes this year.
This lunchbox is manufactured by Thermos, and it has a sturdy Flex-A-Guard liner as well as foam insulation to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.
Plus the exterior zipper pocket and interior mesh pocket provide extra storage and organization. The side clip makes it easy to attach to a backpack, and the color choices are really fun.
R also picked out a Hustle 4.0 Backpack, and she likes how it expands to hold all of her large binders. Plus she always carries a water bottle to school, and it has two side pockets that are perfect for that.
Thanks to Under Armour, we have a good headstart on our back-to-school shopping, and I have some nice pictures of all three kids all pretending to like each other.
Since they’re never together anymore on the first day of school (even though, ironically, all three of their schools start on the same day) you may be seeing this picture again on my Instagram in a few weeks!
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