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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
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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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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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