Back to School Fashion: Teen Vogue Chooses Five Must-Haves for Fall

Aug 04, 2006, 01:00 ET from Teen Vogue

    NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Teen Vogue brings new fall fashions to
 life with five must-have pieces to create the perfect back to school
 wardrobe. "We wanted to show the strongest items from the fall runways and
 adapt them for our teen reader," says Gloria Baume, Teen Vogue's fashion
 director. "Fall fashion is about giving a modern twist on the classics.
 This season there is a focus on different proportions and layering the
 clothing. It's about being more covered up and understated and dressing for
 function and comfort," Baume says. She adds, "The runways tipped their hat
 to youth culture -- and teens have responded. No one can wear the looks of
 this season -- layering, skinny pants and mini skirts -- quite like
 teenagers can."
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     Baume lists five key pieces for a teenager's fall fashion wardrobe:
     1) The Skinny Pant -- The skinny pant and jean are back -- slim fitting
        and great with the layered look.  Pair them with great flats or ankle
        boots and layer with slim fitting sweaters.
     2) The Mini -- The mini skirt is a key trend for fall. It was a runway
        favorite this season. Preppy plaid or rich brocade, the mini skirt is a
        great way to show off your legs.  But don't forget to wear tights and
        leggings. This season -- bare legs are out.
     3) The Chunky Turtleneck -- The thick and cozy sweater is back.  Whether
        layered underneath dresses or over t-shirts, it's the perfect item to
        compliment your back to school wardrobe.
     4) The Jumper Dress -- The jumper dress creates a cute school girl look.
        This easy one piece can be layered with shirts or turtlenecks or even
        over a skinny pant or tights.
     5) The Jumbo Bag -- Gone are the days of messenger bags and classic
        double-shouldered backpacks. What a girl really wants is an oversized
        bag that can fit all of her essentials. The jumbo bag can be toted
        throughout the day and carried on into the night.

SOURCE Teen Vogue