15 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

12 Back-To-School Fashion Tips From The Experts



The leaves are turning colors, the weather is cooling down, and kids all over the country are having to set alarms and head back to school. While academic success is a main priority, most kids will agree that the first part of the year is an opportunity to showcase their fashion sense to their peers. While buying new pencils and notebooks is something you have to do, school clothes shopping with your kid is something you can hopefully have a little more fun with.

And we don’t think you have to break the bank to send them back to school in style, so to help them (and you) this year, we’ve enlisted advice from some of the most stylish people on the web to shed a little light on what the latest trends are.

Kathleen Ensign of KatWalkSf "I am obsessed with skinny silk scarves for fall. I love them styled with an off the shoulder top or with a collared shirt as a lady tie. This boho trend is the perfect accessory for fall!"

Kathleen Ensign has spent over ten years in the retail apparel industry and lives for fashion. When she isn’t working, she is on a shoot, or spending time with her infamous pooch, Benji. San Francisco is home for Kat and she uses the scenic city as her backdrop for the blog. You can read that blog here.

June Ambrose, author of Effortless Style "The '90s trends of plaid shirts, colorful jeans, combat boots and denim jackets with faux-fur trim are all making a comeback this school season."

June Ambrose needs little introduction as the heart and soul of the fashion styling world; she’s styled everyone from from Jay-Z to P. Diddy and you can see more of her on her website.

Mario Cuadros of Stesso ""Stemming far away from the mainstream beliefs and conventional wisdom that socks don't deserve as much, if any, attention in the wardrobe, we believe that socks can be the defining factor when putting an outfit together. Statement socks are like a stylish man’s best kept secret; they represent a level of personal care and interest that deserves nothing but respect."

Mario founded Stesso to provide an avenue for individuals to unveil their personality and create their identity. You can find out more about Stesso by checking our their latest Kickstarter page.

Manuel Rappard of RPMWEST "We see a rise in comfort stretch denim for men and a big trend towards the "why". Instead of looking for just any product people need to be inspired and convinced by emotional and rational reasons for the product to exists."

Manuel’s company, RPMWEST, was born on May 7th, 2013 on Kickstarter under the motto “Perfect Jeans Delivered”. Their campaign was fully funded within 48 hours of launch and overall 941 people pledge more than $100,000 to help turn their dream of a better denim company into reality. You can check out their site here.

Leandra Medine of Man Repeller "We've developed a codependent relationship with convenience in our lives and that sentiment is bleeding into fashion - proclaiming through the most recent geographic jigger that now, the ultimate luxury is defined by expediency. And with that, of course, comes comfort. We're seeing structured suits that resemble pajama sets, heralded by the exclusive pairs Michael Kors designed for Vogue staffer for last May's Met Ball as a literal, granular example of this comfort."

Leandra Medine is an American author and fashion blogger best known for The Man Repeller, a humorous website for serious fashion which you can check out here.

Darcy Camden of Styled Seattle "Featured trends: Feminine prints and fabrics paired with basic t-shirts and utilitarian outerwear for girls, jogger stle jeans and pants for boys, and sweatpant shorts styled with button-down shirts and jean jackets."

Darcy Camden is a Washington native who turned her childhood love of clothing into a successful career as Seattle’s top personal wardrobe stylist. Darcy is well-known for her practical, fun and budget-friendly fashion advice that you can find out her site Styled.Seattle.

Alexia Gonzalez of ULoop "After months of spring and summer brights, we're ready for fall's darker hues, but that doesn't mean we're done with vibrant shades entirely. Pastels and neons will be hanging on this fall and winter. Don't be afraid to invest in colorful sweaters, coats and cold-weather gear to liven up your darker looks."

Alexia is a Miami native currently writing about fashion and other passions for Uloop. You can read her latest articles here.

Tammy Beckman of Tamora Lee Jewelery "Athlesiure is definitely one of the top trends for 2015 designers are taking on athletic wear but with a more fashion on the go sense. These styles include joggers, tracksuits, sweats, leggings that are often layer stylish gym cloths. This look can take you from the gym to the office."

Tammy Beckman is a New York native, where she runs Tamora lee, an accessories boutique while also working freelance in entertainment & fashion industry.

Chelsea Zalopany of Vogue "Corduroy suits. For fall, there was so much suiting, which I also find more challenging to pull off than others, but I loved the idea of reinterpreting grown-up suiting in my schoolgirl comfort zone."

When Chelsea isn’t spending her time as Vogue.com’s Market Editor, she is known for wearing a topknot (relics of her ballet training) and compression socks. You can follow her on Twitter here.

Christina Coker of Champagne Taste "Chambray will be around for a while. Everyone should have a fabulous chambray shirt they could live in. Literally. With fall weather creeping in, chambray button-ups are a great way to lightly layer, and when it gets warm, have your mini tie it around their waist for a cool look. Take it beyond the regular chambray shirt with a jumper, shirt-dress or even shorts in this comfy and versatile fabric."

Christina is a dabbling fashionista, foodie, and mom of 4, who’s blog Champage Taste is a little bit of fashion, beauty, the local scene, mommy hood, and life in general.

Julee Wilson of Huffington Post "Graphic T-shirts are always a hot back-to-school trends, but this year it's all about positive messaging."

Julee is a Senior Fashion Editor at The Huffington Post and you can read all of her articles here.

Christina Kelly, Fashion Blogger "This may sound a bit outdated, but the world's leading fashion magazines and teen actresses are flaunting floral dresses. Though this trend debuted in the 1970s, its resurgence in 2015 is a welcomed change from the low-cut, low-class dresses the populated fashion outlets in the early 2000s."

Christina is a Public Relations Director for designer Alberta Ferretti, as well as the owner and founder of Aeffe S.p. A., a fashion house located in midtown Manhattan. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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