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Best Back-to-School Fashions

Back to school never looked so cool! These affordable, trendy looks will be hitting the hallways this fall.

By Nicole McGovern

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Back to School Fashion
Photography by Emmet Malmstrom, Illustrations by Melinda Beck
Photography by Emmet Malmstrom, Illustrations by Melinda Beck
Photography by Emmet Malmstrom, Illustrations by Melinda Beck
Emmet Malmstrom
Photography by Emmet Malmstrom, Illustrations by Melinda Beck
Emmet Malmstrom
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Style Academy

Bring on the mix masters! Earn high marks for creativity with printed denim, statement sneaks and quirky tees.

On Nico: Vest and skirt, Lands' End , $44 and $34. Belt, Express, $25. Shirt, Ruum, $24.50. Sneakers, Adidas Originals, $85.

On Bellamy: Shirt and jacket, Princess Vera Wang, $38 and $48. Pants, Boden, $48. Sneakers, Vans, $65. Hat, JCP, $15. Bracelets, Alex and Ani, $68 and $28.

On Harry: Sweatshirt, Lucky Brand, $42. Shirt, Hiho Batik, $40. Pants, Cherokee, $17. Glasses, Warby Parker, $95. Shoes, Lands' End, $44.

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Style Academy

On Bailey: Denim shirt, Ruum, $26.50. Sweatshirt, JCP, $16. Pants and bracelets, P.S. from Aeropostale, $30 and $8.50. Boots, Nina, $59.

On Haegan: Shirt, Lucky Brand, $129. Jeans, Levi's, $42. Hat, Old Navy, $14.50. Sneakers, Converse, $80.

On Kerry: Dress, Boden, $48.Shirt, Old Navy, $24.50. Leggings, Hue, $39. Headband, FabKids, $6. Bracelets, model's own. Sneakers, Princess Vera Wang, $80.

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Fashion Field Day

A southerwestern-boho mashup—think bold patterns and fringe—gets an A+ for originality.

On Bailey: Jacket and jeans, Chaps, $52 and $42. Shirt, Roxy, $34. Sneakers, Soda Bright, $42. Bracelets, P.S. from Aeropostale, $5.

On Nico: Jacket, JCP, $40. Shirt and skirt, P.S. from Aeropostale, $24 and $38. Booties, Nina, $69.

On Bellamy: Shirt, Chaser, $66. Vest, Wildlife Works, $68. Skirt, Ark & Co., $49. Boots, Sbicca, $59.

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Teen Spirit

Varsity-inspired jackets, fierce footwear and just a touch of prep score major style points this semester.

On Haegan: Sweater, Old Navy, $30. Vest, Levi's, $78. Sunglasses and sneakers, Aeropostale, $14.50 and $8. Sweatpants, Converse, $48. Watch, Timex, $45. Messenger bag, American Eagle, $40.

On Kerry: Jacket, Southpole, $60. Shirt, Aeropostale, $8. Skirt, Old Navy, $23. Watch, May 28th, $39. Sneakers, Heart Soul, $75.

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Mixology 101

Splashed with surprising colors, this season's camo is a class standout.

On Nico: Jacket and shirt, DKNY, $59 and $26. Jeans, Dreampop by Cynthia R., $28. Spike bracelets, Target, $15. Pink bracelet, P.S. from Aeropostale, $5. Sneakers, Converse, $75.

On Haegan: Shirt, Levi's, $68. Pants, Uniqlo, $40. Hat, New Era, $37. Sneakers, Call It Spring, $55.

On Harry: Sweatshirt, Chaps, $40. Shirt and shorts, Shaun White, $13 and $19. Glasses, Warby Parker, $95. Backpack, Mojo, $48. Sneakers, Aeropostale, $39.50.

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Honor Roll

Put your teen's fashion smarts to the test with cozy plaid and graphic tees—this combo makes the grade.

On Harry: Sweatshirt, Aeropostale, $18. Vest, Tommy Hilfiger, $129. Pants, Lee, $42. Glasses, Warby Parker, $95. Sneakers, Vans, $42.

On Haegan: Blazer, Uniqlo, $50. T-shirt, Chaser, $66. Plaid shirt, Merona for Target, $23. Sweatpants, Everlast, $40. Hat, Echo, $32. Sneakers, Adidas Originals, $85.

On Kerry: T-shirt, Chaser, $60. Plaid shirt, Lucky Brand, $42. Skirt, Old Navy, $27. Beaded bracelet, American Eagle, $10. String bracelets, Pura Vida, $5, $20 and $15. Sneakers, Heart Soul, $75.

Originally published in the September 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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