The Back-To-School Shopping Trick That Still Holds Up As Adults

Of all the types of shoppers in our consumerist society, perhaps the most prevalent is the hunter-gatherer — this specimen acquires new wardrobe items sporadically, picking up a new piece here and there. But while this methodology may yield a carefully curated closet, as fall approaches, we recall another genus known for its efficiency and occasional fearsomeness: the Parent in Back-to-School Season. With a singleminded determination to check off an exhaustive list containing everything from page dividers to gym socks, this is the energy we're channeling this autumn, in particular the perennial stocking-up on crisp new jeans to last the year — and long after, especially if they're Levi's, the OG leader in denim. (You already know about their trend-defying staying power — plus just think of the cost-per-wear.) Ahead, see how we’re applying this tradition now as adults who could really reap the benefits of a one-and-done shopping expedition — having a rotation of fresh trousers at your disposal! not having to shop for jeans until next year! — while throwing in a few clothing extras (just as we would when we were kids).Levi's 501® Cropped Straight-Leg Jeans, $, available at Macy'sLevi's Willa Cotton Trapeze Dress, $, available at Macy'sLevi's Women's Mile High Super Skinny Jeans, $, available at Macy'sLevi's Short-Sleeved Polo Sweater, $, available at Macy'sLevi's 721 High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $, available at Macy'sLevi's T3 Utility Loose Denim Overalls, $, available at Macy'sLevi's High-Waisted Straight Jeans, $, available at Macy'sLevi's Alice Cotton Denim Blouse, $, available at Macy'sLevi's Low Pro Straight-Leg Jeans, $, available at Macy'sLevi's Louise Short-Sleeve Denim Blouse, $, available at Macy'sLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?

The Back-To-School Shopping Trick That Still Holds Up As Adults
Of all the types of shoppers in our consumerist society, perhaps the most prevalent is the hunter-gatherer — this specimen acquires new wardrobe items sporadically, picking up a new piece here and there. But while this methodology may yield a carefully curated closet, as fall approaches, we recall another genus known for its efficiency and occasional fearsomeness: the Parent in Back-to-School Season.

With a singleminded determination to check off an exhaustive list containing everything from page dividers to gym socks, this is the energy we're channeling this autumn, in particular the perennial stocking-up on crisp new jeans to last the year — and long after, especially if they're Levi's, the OG leader in denim. (You already know about their trend-defying staying power — plus just think of the cost-per-wear.) Ahead, see how we’re applying this tradition now as adults who could really reap the benefits of a one-and-done shopping expedition — having a rotation of fresh trousers at your disposal! not having to shop for jeans until next year! — while throwing in a few clothing extras (just as we would when we were kids).


Levi's 501® Cropped Straight-Leg Jeans, $, available at Macy's


Levi's Willa Cotton Trapeze Dress, $, available at Macy's


Levi's Women's Mile High Super Skinny Jeans, $, available at Macy's


Levi's Short-Sleeved Polo Sweater, $, available at Macy's


Levi's 721 High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $, available at Macy's


Levi's T3 Utility Loose Denim Overalls, $, available at Macy's


Levi's High-Waisted Straight Jeans, $, available at Macy's


Levi's Alice Cotton Denim Blouse, $, available at Macy's


Levi's Low Pro Straight-Leg Jeans, $, available at Macy's


Levi's Louise Short-Sleeve Denim Blouse, $, available at Macy's

Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?