are ending, summer internships wrapping up. Time to hit the mall for
back-to-school fashion before hitting the books in September. Surprise your
student with your style savvy by boning up on these top ten trends. Smart
parents know what's what before opening their wallets.
Backpack Plus: Sure backpacks are
for hauling books, but the newest, grooviest backpacks do more. Look for fleece-lined
audio pockets with headphone exits and padded laptop sleeves. Some bags even
sport skateboard straps to secure your wheels while at school.
Ethical Fashion: Green your student's
wardrobe with eco fashions featuring sustainable materials such as bamboo and banana
fabric or vintage clothing. Major retailers are promoting eco fashion as a
major trend: witness fashion giant H & M launching a line of organic and
Look Good, Do Good: Many fashion
brands now link sales to fundraising for specific charities. Hot shoe purveyor
TOMS will donate one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased.
Google "ethical fashion" for other brands raising money for charity.
Mad for Plaid: Plaid is still rad;
check shirts and plaid clothing are all over the stores so mix a few items into
your wardrobe for major style points.
Preppy Looks: The letterman
sweater is back in a big way. Retailers are showing cardigans and 1950's style
letterman sweaters for both sexes. Yea team!
Tribal Matters: Global fashion is all
the rage as ikat and tribal patterns grace everything from clothing to
Sneaker Authority: Snazzy sneakers
come in every price point so make a style statement with your kicks. If your
budget allows, buy two pairs, one for style, the other for substance.
Duh, Denim: Some things never
go out of style: denim for example. Jeans are a wardrobe staple but think
outside the box by mixing in denim dresses and shirts.
Tech-Cessorize: Make a style
statement with eye-catching cell phone cases and iPad skins. Even headphones
can be customized to make a personal statement.
Shop Your Closet: Who says you need
all new? Take time to review the clothing in your children's current wardrobe. Find
out what fits, what needs to be handed down and what can transition into fall.
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