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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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jordand08
Sounds like you have a crush. 
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Kaori_46
Talk it through. Ask them out maybe? don't worry about it. It'll work out. If they like you as much as you them, you have nothing to worry about. :)
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PerksBeingABookworm
How do I stop thinking about this guy in my school? Like seriously it's pissing me off. Every time we're in the same room, I have this uncanny awareness of where he is and what he is doing. He makes me want to watch the door of the two classes we have together whenever he enters or leaves the room, he makes me look forward to Art and Spanish and disappointed when he isn't there despite the fact I don't even talk to him much. He makes butterflies surge in my stomach and my heart pound in my ears, he makes me so nervous when I'm around him and I have to keep myself from making shaky movements. He makes me want to stare, but I don't want people to know that I care. (And great, he just made me rhyme as well).And a series of coincidences have resulted in me having to interact with him in Art. Ex). We had to draw a # out of a hat and review someone else's artwork...guess whose I got? And my teacher randomly gave us new tables-so now he sits right across from me. ...this is driving me insane. What do I do? (And I'm praying to God right now that he doesn't go on Kidzworld-if he does I hope he doesn't put two and two-oh look fantastic I rhymed again. I'm not even trying make this STOP I'm not even writing rationally anymore)
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PerksBeingABookworm
"Dpsdps55" wrote:someone likes me and I like them but we dont know what 2 do... plz help!!! P.S if you help thanks soooo much I'm not exactly an expert on this but...why not talk it out with them? Get to know them better and figure out what you both want? I mean, you both apparently feel the same way, that's half the battle.  I can only assume you both are unsure what to do because you guys are hesitant about making a move and actually forming a relationship. I mean, I get it: relationships are scary; though I've never actually been in one, I know the thought of it can be. You're voluntarily making yourself vulnerable to another human being, you're letting someone in to your life in a way that you've never done before, a way that can leave you hurting or actually make your life better.  Humans fear the unknown and crave familiarity, and a new relationship is definitely new territory.  But just because there's the possibility of getting hurt doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Take that plunge into the unknown, let yourself fall, say Geronimo and dive into that waterfall (see what I did there?)-because you'll never know what could be unless you take a chance. 
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Dpsdps55
someone likes me and I like them but we dont know what 2 do... plz help!!! P.S if you help thanks soooo much
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