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Style Grade A+: Back-to-School Fashion

  • Tom Corbett

    Field Report

    At ease! Military flair makes any wardrobe current. On-trend cropped jackets, embellished coats and camo jumpers are all strategic picks.

    Tween boy: Jacket, Guess Kids, guesskids.com, $79.50. Button-down, American Living for JCPenney, JCPenney stores and americanliving.com, $18. Jeans, Wrangler Jeans Co., Walmart stores, $17. Boots, Dr. Martens, drmartens.com, $120. Teen girl: Jacket, Decree by JCPenney, JCPenney stores and jcp.com, $30. Floral top, MNG by Mango for JCPenney, $44. Shorts, H&M, hm.com for locations, $40. Hat, Boden, bodenusa.com $48. Backpack, Olsenboye for JCPenney, JCPenney stores and jcp.com, $48. Boots, L.L.Bean, llbean.com, $89. Tween girl: Camo dress, Diesel Kids, Diesel Kids Soho NYC store and diesel.com, $99. Striped dress, Children's Place, thechildrensplace.com, $25. Button-down, Mossimo for Target, Target stores and target.com, $23. Hat and belt, H&M, hm.com for locations, $6 each. Oxfords, Target, Target stores and target.com, $25.

  • Tom Corbett

    Social Studies

    Seventies-era style is hip again, with faux-fur vests and capelets. Light-washed, bell-bottom jeans, skinny sweaters and a mix of printed mash-ups give off a groovy vibe.

    Teen girl (left): Striped sweater, Missoni for Target, Target stores and target.com, $45. Jeans and bag, American Eagle Outfitters, ae.com, $49.50 and $39.50. Boots and necklace, Boden, bodenusa.com, $164 and $48. Hat, Simply Vera Vera Wang, Kohl's stores and kohls.com, $26. Bracelet, Worthington by JCPenney, JCPenney stores and jcp.com, $15. Teen girl (right): Shearling vest, Boden, bodenusa.com, $138. Gray knit vest, Converse One Star available exclusively at Target, Target stores and target.com, $30. Blouse, Lucky Brand, Lucky Brand stores and luckybrand.com, $99. Shorts, Missoni for Target, target.com, $40. Sunglasses, Foster Grant, 877-363-4537 and meijer.com, $15. Wristlet, Target, Target stores and target.com, $13.

  • Tom Corbett

    Honor Roll

    Old-school classics, only trendier—think metallic-clad cardis, studded shoes, funky hats, even suspenders. Put it all together for a best-in-class look that's the ultimate hall pass.

    Teen girl: Cardigan and white button-down, Boden, bodenusa .com, $148 and $68. Striped shirt, DKNY Kids, Macy's stores, $26. Skirt, H&M, $30. Boots, Boden, bodenusa.com, $194. Necklace, J.Crew, jcrew.com, $150. Bag, Ellington, ellingtonhandbags.com, $188 with FC reader discount code: FamilyCircle10. Socks, Diesel, 877-433-4373 and diesel.com, $45. Tween boy: Button-down, P.S. from Aeropostale, ps4u.com, $12. Corduroys, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, ralphlauren.com, $55. Cap, Kangol, kangol.com, $48. Boots, Dr. Martens, drmartens.com, $130. Messenger bag, Aeropostale, aeropostale.com, $22. Tween girl: Shirt and jeans, Diesel Kid, 877-433-4373 and diesel .com, $45. $75 and $129. Loafers, L.L.Bean, llbean.com, $89. Hat, Kangol, kangol.com $42. Suspenders, American Apparel, americanapparel.net, $18. Wrap bracelet, Mixit by JCPenney, JCPenney stores and jcp.com, $10. Backpack, Olsenboye for JCPenney, JCPenney stores and jcp.com, $48. Socks, No Nonsense, nononsense.com, $6.

  • Tom Corbett

    Honor Roll, part 2

    Teen girl: Trench, Diesel, Lord & Taylor stores, 877-433-4373 and diesel.com, $195. Cardigan, Mossimo for Target, Target stores and target.com, $20. Tunic, H&M, hm.com for locations, $40. Boots, P.S. from Aeropostale, ps4u.com, $20. Fur collar from shearling dress, Pendleton Woolen Mills, pendleton-usa.com, $258. Belt, Diesel, 877-433-4373 and diesel.com, $70. Socks, Hue, $14. Tween girl: Vest and skirt, 77Kids by American Eagle, 77kids.com. Dress, DKNY Kids, Macy's stores, $59. Flats, Call It Spring at JCPenney, JCPenney stores and jcp.com $30. Knit hat, Charlotte Russe, Charlotte Russe stores and charlotterusse.com, $12.50. Belt, Material Girl, similar styles at Macy's stores, $15. Socks, Hue, hue.com, $6.50. Teen boy: Vest, G by Guess, gbyguess.com, $49.50. Button-down, H&M, hm.com, $40. Khaki pants, Dockers, dockers.com, $52. Boots, Dr. Martens, drmartens .com, $130. Cap, Callanan, 800-367-3626, $55. Tie, Pendleton Woolen Mills, pendleton-usa.com, $68.

  • Tom Corbett

    Art Project

    Grab their approval with easy-to-move-in layers in vibrant crayon shades. Swap out the baggy look (so last year) for a new trim fit and everybody wins.

    Tween girl: Vest, Diesel Kid, diesel.com, $109. Top and jeans, P.S. from Aeropostale, ps4u.com, $13 and $25. Boots, Dr. Martens, drmartens.com, $80. Cap, Boden, bodenusa.com $48. Messenger bag, Old Navy, Old Navy stores and oldnavy.com, $15. Tween boy: Shirt, Old Navy, Old Navy stores and oldnavy.com, $15. Jeans, Levi's, levi.com, $68. Sneakers, Vans, vans.com, $45. Hat and belt, Shaun White at Target, target.com, $10 and $8. Headphones, Merkury Innovations, merkuryinnovations.com, $30. Bag, Burton, burton.com, $70. Teen boy: Button-down, Shaun White at Target, target.com, $15. Tee, Guess Kids, guesskids.com, $24.50. Red sweatshirt, Diesel, 877-433-4373 and diesel.com, $79. Jeans, Levi's, levi.com, $69.50. Sneakers, Vans, vans.com, $50.

  • Tom Corbett

    Gym Class

    Sweats, redefined, are a smart choice. Fleece shows up in street-wear shapes like short pencil skirts; slimmed-down pants worn over high-heel lace-ups are a kick.

    Teen girl (left): Jacket, Aeropostale, Aeropostale stores and aeropostale.com, $35. Button-down, Mossimo for Target, Target stores and target.com, $23. Tee, Sol Angeles, sol-angeles.com for locations, $98. Pants, J.Crew, jcrew.com, $49.50. Boots, Charlotte Russe, Charlotte Russe stores and charlotterusse.com, $42.50. Infinity scarf, Lands' End Canvas, 877-877-1963 and landsendcanvas.com, $24.50. Socks, Hue, hue.com, $7. Teen girl (right): Cardigan, Aeropostale, aeropostale.com, $22. Striped top, Boden, bodenusa.com, $38. Skirt, Petit Bateau, petit-bateau.us, $74. Sneakers, Vans, vans.com, $55. Hat, Echo, echodesign.com, $32. Watches, Digi Tech at JCPenney, JCPenney stores and jcp.com, $10 each. Socks, Hue, hue.com, $6.50. Bag, Aeropostale, Aeropostale stores and aeropostale.com, $20.

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