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Back to School Fashion for Girls

It’s a blast from the past this 2011 fall season as fashion trends from the '40s, '60s, '70s, and '80s unite. Pick almost any fad fashion from those decades and you’ll look like you walked right off the runway.  

Color palettes are all over the place this year, from earth tones such as mustards and burnt oranges, to jewel-inspired colors like deep purples and rich blues, to the classic schoolgirl black and white.

Dresses and Skirts

An easy way to transition your summer dresses into your fall wardrobe is by adding a pair of tights. Not only will they add warmth, but they'll also give you a rock and roll edge, especially if you pair them with some rocker chic ankle boots. If you’re ready to pack up your summer wardrobe and start fresh, purchase some '70s-inspired maxi (floor-length) skirts. Florals, stripes and knit designs are the dominant patterns this year. You’ll find a lot of these in the 2011 Missoni collection at Target.

On The Top

Layers. Layers. Layers. This season, it’s all about wearing your clothes like an onion (not that onions wear clothes). It begins with a basic tank or print tee and ends with this years’ staple piece, the crop top. Your layers should be flowy and oversized.

On The Bottom

Skinny jeans may not be out of fashion, but the newest trend is built for comfort - wide-leg jeans, and for a second year, high-wasted trousers. (It seems we’re creeping back toward the '90s flares and '70s bellbottoms.) Tuck in a floral blouse or a printed tee and you’re good to go.

Accessories

Don’t be afraid to accessorize!. From bulky knit scarves to chunky bracelets, anything goes this season. Add a classic clutch and some Vans, Toms or military-inspired boots for a complete fall 2011 look.

Have Your Say

What are you gonna wear for the first day of school? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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CoolerThanMyself
I'm a 12 year old girl with really strict parents! I do chores( even handling BLEACH sometimes) , I take care of my little brother, I'm in top set for all my classes- even on the gifted and talented register and I've only ever had 1 detention- and that was their fault anyway bc I was late( they drive). But, I'm still NEVER allowed out with my friends! My friends are all in top sets as well, are well behaved and all we literally would do is window shopping. I mean, there are my age smoking shisha and doing #####- they should be lucky I'm not a delinquent! But my parents always say I can't hang out. Not because they're worried about my safety, they just dont want me to go out.! Even sleepovers, my parents always say no because they ' haven't met the parents" but they make NO effort to do so. I'm losing out on knowing my friends better and whilst they're all making best friends, at school I'm just the person in the background- the left out friend. It hurts and most of the time I wish I was fostered or something. How can I make them loosen up? ( don't say anything about sneaking out because I chose life)
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Corps
Corps posted in Style:
Thank You Mate :)
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
Is there a particular reason or situation causing you to feel this way? I can't provide much advice other than talk to them about it. Communication is important.
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Arenl
Arenl posted in Friends:
He is a jerk, but then what ?? He is your best friend . Maybe you should tell him to sleep for an extra hour. It may be a lack of sleep.
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