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Preppy Back-to-School Fashion Essentials

Quiet shades of blue and gray give a reserved edge to an artsy mix of prim patterns. Keep your kids warm and cozy with knit caps and cardigans.

By Juli Alvarez and Amanda Flores

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preppy back-to-school fashion
Tom Corbett
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(Left): Vest, Delia's, $34.50, Shirt, Guess Kids, $39.50, Bloomingdale's stores. Shorts, Jolt, $32, Shoes, Keds, $30, Hat, Hat Attack, $56, 212-358-7092. Socks, Hue, $7, Macy's.

(Right): Sweater ($44.50) and shirt ($26.50), Old Navy, Old Navy stores. Skirt, P.S. from Aeropostale, $24.50, Shoes, Olsenboye for JCPenney, $48, JCPenney stores. Bowtie, The Tie Bar, $15, Socks, Hue, $7, Nordstrom's stores.

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