Back to School: The hottest looks for less

August 15, 2011

Here are some tips on how to get the hottest looks for less.

Tip number one, you do NOT want to look too matchy-matchy. The key is to Mix and Match both textures and looks.

And tip two? Buy pieces you can LAYER and wear different ways. Multi-functional pieces help you stretch your wardrobe and your dollar.

Celebrity stylist Jen Abrams knows what's hot and how to put a look together that's good enough for Hollywood and the classroom.

She says rocker-Ts are big for fall.

For the guys, think layering and collegiate, no matter what grade you're in. And when it comes to price?

"You do not have to pay a lot for kids' clothes. I do not believe in paying a lot for kids' clothes," Abrams said.

Using clothes from Old Navy, Jen put three kids' looks together, each for under $50. A cool Star Wars t-shirt from Old Navy costs about $10.

The layered look is in for girls, too.

Jeans are a must-have and no matter what style, they don't have to break the bank either!

A popular skinny jean in a dark wash from Justice sells for just $22.

And if you haven't jumped on the Jegging bandwagon, hop on! They're affordable. A pair from American Eagle runs under $30.

Not bad considering designer jeans will cost you a hundred dollars and up!


JEN ABRAMS, celebrity stylist & fashion correspondent Twitter @JenAbramsStyle

Old Navy - all kindergarten/first grade looks

H&M - shirt and jacket for high school boy Colin

Apricot Lane: high school girl fashions Twitter @ApricotLnSubSq

Marlyn Schiff: jewelry for all looks in the segment

Justice: Girls clothing and pre-teen fashions

American Eagle Outfitters


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