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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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(Left): Shirt, American Eagle Outfitters, $34.50, Jeans, Roxy, $79.50, Shoes, Spring Shoes, $40, Headband, stylist's own. Earrings, Tarina Tarantino, $55, Necklace, Adia Kibur, $36, Pearl bracelets, Stella & Dot, $14, Pearls with ribbon bracelet, Sequin, $128, 212-398-7363.

(Right): Cardigan, Johnnie b, $50, Shirt ($44.50) and tie ($39.50), Aeropostale, Shorts, Volcom, $45, Shoes, Clarks, $95, Hat, Roxy, $26,

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