18 Back-to-School Outfits for $20 or Less

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VERY IN OUTFITS

In a recent survey by Swagbucks, about eight in 10 parents planned to spend at least $100 on kids' clothes for the new school year. Families can make those hard-earned dollars count with these 18 trendy looks for $20 or less.
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JERSEY DRESS

Girls can choose a rabbit, a cat, stars, and other prints for a whimsical flounced-hem dress ($6 at H&M). At this price, parents can pick up more than one.
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STRIPED DRESS

Girls will be the star of the first day back in a pretty pink dress featuring a celestial splash ($7 at Target).
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V-NECK AND LEGGINGS

Every little girl can use more tees and leggings in her wardrobe, and Old Navy has back-to-school savings on both. Pick up V-necks for $4 and leggings for as low as $5.
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GRAPHIC TEE AND CAPRIS

Put together a cheerful look with a cute graphic tee ($5) and faux denim leggings ($5) in a choice of five colors at Target.
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PATTERNED DRESS

A flared dress in fun patterns ($10 at Old Navy) is perfect for early fall days. Girls can wear it in three colors with leggings or sandals.
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DINO TEE AND PANTS

Dino-loving little dudes will roar for this T-rex tee ($5) and casual pants with reinforced knees ($8) at Target.
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TEE TWO-PACK

Get two trendy tees in a pack for boys ($13 at H&M). They're selling in five styles that go with everything -- perfect for building a back-to-school wardrobe.
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CHIFFON AND PRINTS

Top-and-bottom sets are cost-effective and cute. This chiffon top and leopard leggings duo ($13 at Walmart) can be worn anywhere.
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TEES AND JEANS

You can't have too many T-shirt and jean combos. Old Navy has classic tees in a range of colors for $4 and boys' denim in a range of washes for $10 to $12.
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SWEATSHIRT AND CARGOS

A cool sweatshirt ($7) and comfy, fleece-lined cargo pants ($7) from Sears make a relaxed combination for cooler weather.
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PRINTED TEE AND PANTS

A fun embellished tee with fabric appliques ($7) looks cute over go-with-everything floral leggings ($7) in light or dark prints at Sears.
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BUTTON-DOWN AND DENIM

It's the perfect back-to-class combo: a crisp, plaid button-down ($6) and relaxed jeans ($9) from Walmart.
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LACY DRESS

Get the look of two pieces in one with this easy dress ($15 at Kohl's) featuring a lace top and printed skirt in a range of colors.
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MOTIF SWEATSHIRT AND JEANS

Sweats and jeans are wardrobe must-haves. Pick up fun sweatshirts at H&M ($7) and pair them with slim, dark jeans ($10).
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PEASANT TOP AND DENIM SKIRT

Peasant tops ($4) are in for fall and look particularly adorable with a denim skirt ($13) in two washes at Walmart.
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TOP AND LEGGINGS SET

Go ahead and hit the snooze button. There's no need to lose precious minutes coordinating an outfit when this jeweled cardigan and plaid leggings set ($17 at Burlington Coat Factory) is waiting in the closet.
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TEE AND CASUAL PANTS

It's always a good idea to stock up on low-price tees for active boys. This graphic skater tee ($8) is available at Kohl's in design themes that include a monster truck, fire trucks, dinosaurs, and construction. Pair it with casual, sweatpant-style tricot pants ($10) that go with everything.
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HOODIE AND SKINNY JEANS

A zip-up hoodie ($10) works year-round and looks trendy with casual jeans ($10) -- each in a choice of three colors -- from Sears.