Back to School Wear and do you feel Clueless

houston fashion illustrator Rongrong DeVoe

Houston fashion illustrator Rongrong DeVoe

After a little break this summer it is nice to get back in the swing of things but I can’t believe school is back in session this week. So I’ve had several requests of what should the teen wear back to school. I represent corporations at work and make difficult decisions every day but there is nothing more difficult than dressing the teenage girl and I can feel Clueless but I certainly don’t want my daughter to dress like Cher and Dionne. So I went to my sources and I thought I would share a few ideas.

So a line I love for the teenager girl is BLANKNYC. Nordstrom has a great selection of this brand. The price point is great and the fit works really well for the teenage body. I love these Moto Utility pants. Pair them now with a t-shirt and a pair of these Converse Chuck Taylors in Lagoon; in the fall pair them with a sweater and a pair of booties.

What about a pair of jeans. These distressed patch boyfriend jeans are a must. A grafiti shirt (I love Target’s graffiti t-shirts) now and when the weather turns cool then a BB Dakota jacket Vegan Leather Jacket.

Rails shirts are the softest shirt that you can imagine. My suggestion is that you buy two and you and your daughter share. Also I love this Rails long shirt; I wouldn’t wear it all buttoned up; wear it like a jacket.

Another favorite line I love for this age is Bishop and Young. This suede skirt in slate blue is perfect for school and for a fancier event. Another suede piece is this suede paulina tank in raspberry. Pair it with this denim skirt from BlankNYC.

A couple of places to go shop online or in the store: try Fabrik (I particularly like these jogger pants and this plaid wrap); I also like Impeccable Pig ( check out this denim romper and this navy off the shoulder top). These two stores are great places to find a great outfit at a good price point because let’s face it no teenager wants to wear the same outfit twice.

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  1. Laurie says

    Thank you Martha! I have a stacking clothes trying to find stuff for Eg and taking half of it back! I can’t wait to show her this!!!

    • Martha Thompson says

      Thanks Laurie. I’m going to try and write about this topic once a month because it is so requested.

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