Back-to-school fashion trends
A new school year means a chance to start over and be the coolest you, so why not start with your wardrobe? Try your own spin on these 10 hot trends and you'll be ruling the halls in no time.
CAMOUFLAGE This tough yet neutral print is huge for back to school. Try it on a button-down, like this super soft Bella Dahl top; $137 at singer22.com.
Younger girls can try a casual camo dress topped with denim; dress on sale for $14.99 at shopjustice.com.
Pair camouflage leggings with an oversized top and booties for an urban-cool look; $28 at nordstrom.com.
VEGAN LEATHER Faux leather looks luxe but is inexpensive, and it's dressing up everything from jackets and tops to pants and booties this fall. This skater skirt is $17.80 at forever21.com.
A faux leather moto jacket over a girly dress adds just the right amount of edge for school and weekends; on sale for $29.99 at jcpenney.com.
Tweens can pair these Tractor faux leather-front leggings with a rocker T-shirt for the total look, or soften them with a girly printed top; $49 at nordstrom.com.
BLACK AND WHITE This old classic combo is new again and easy to rock for school. This Material Girl juniors colorblock zipper button-down top is on sale for $24.99 at macys.com.
Have fun with the black and white trend by doing it up in zebra print. These girls bow-tie canvas flats are $19.94 at oldnavy.com.
Little ones will stay cozy and look cute in this contrast bow black and white cardigan; $29.95 at gap.com.
ROCKER TEES They may not actually listen to the Rolling Stones or AC/DC, but kids love the attitude that a rocker T-shirt adds to their look. This Transmission tee is $38 at select Denny's and Lesters stores.
This The Who Junk Food tee starts in toddler sizes and goes up to a 16; $32 at look.com.
COMBAT BOOTS The hottest footwear this fall is menswear-inspired, but glitter gives these Nina 'Roseann' boots a girly touch; $58.95 at nordstrom.com.
Another way to add feminine style to a pair of combat boots is with a floral print. These girls Dr. Martens are $84.99 at journeys.com.
Get two trends for the price of one with these Call It Spring Ofira boots; $80 at callitspring.com.
DENIM Denim is cute and casual and gives you a blank canvas, so you can get creative with the rest of your outfit. Try this chambray shirt tucked into a skirt, under a sweater, with colored or darker wash jeans or even with sweats; $39.95 at ae.com.
High-waisted jeans are still a top pick for back to school, and they let you wear your favorite knot-front top without showing skin; on sale for $39 at urbanoutfitters.com.
CHUNKY KNITS Warm, cozy and super soft, a chunky knit sweater is the ultimate fall must-have. School kids will be wearing oversized versions with leggings and boots once the weather gets cooler. This colorblocked version is $59 at urbanoutfitters.com.
This striped knit sweater will instantly become a wardrobe staple; $24.95 at hm.com.
LACE Sweet lace details are dressing up basic tops and even sweatshirts this fall. This sweater with lace inserts is on sale for $25.31 at asos.com.
Pair this Princess Vera Wang lace beaded sleeveless top with jeans and ballet flats or ankle boots; $38 at kohls.com.
MIXED FABRICS Denim, vegan leather, faux fur, suede, knits-- with so many great fall fabrics and textures, who wants to choose just one? For school, mix and match and dress it up or down. This "Cool Combo" knit moto jacket with faux leather contrast sleeves is $22.80 at forever21.com.
This fleece and denim jacket gives the layered look in one piece with a denim body and knit sleeves, hood and hem attached; $59.95 at northstyle.com.
This Clava “Redford” backpack mixes canvas and leather and is $170 at clava.com.
STATEMENT GLASSES Glasses don't have to be nerdy anymore . . . choose a fun, funky version and wear them with pride. These eyebobs “Jail Bait” tortoise frames are $75 at eyebobs.com.
These super cute Diane Von Furstenberg frames are on sale for $89.49 at coastal.com.
Frames in light blue are fun and won't overwhelm her face; $168 at coastal.com.