NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ditch your flat hair and grungy
sneakers in favor of these key elements for fall's new mood," says Teen Vogue,
Editor in Chief Amy Astley. "Crimped or volumized hair; round-toe pumps;
preppy basics like peacoats and plaids; and loads of ladylike tweeds and
Teen Vogue brings the new fall mood to life in its August issue with seven
must-have staples to create the perfect back to school wardrobe. ("School
Supplies," page 146) "We wanted to show the strongest items from the fall
runways and adapt them for our teen reader. These seven key items are perfect
for every girl's back to school wardrobe and can be found in any mall or
shopping center in America, "says Gloria Baume, Teen Vogue's fashion market
director. Baume comments on each fashion item below:
1) The Tweedy Blazer - The close fitting jacket was seen on every runway
this fall -- in boucle, silk, brocade, velvet. The tweedy blazer is
the perfect item to wear to school or dressed up with jeans and a
t-shirt and heels. It also looks great with any school uniform.
Where to buy: Land's End $89.50; DKNY Jeans $159 (Macy's);
Old Navy $44.
2) Classic Cords - Corduroys have made a comeback. The classic American
piece has been remade. Corduroys, once a masculine piece featured in
camel and brown, are now cut like a pair of jeans -- low waisted, with
stretch, a slightly flared long leg and offered in bright colors.
Where to buy: Club Monaco, $89; Gap, $49.50, Levi's, $48
3) The Lace-Up Boot - Shown up and down the fall runways, the long
lace-up boot is an homage to the Victorian. These boots were seen in
velvet, tweed, leather and patent leather. The lace-up boot is great
with skirts and dresses.
Where to buy: Tommy Girl, $90; Rhino Red, $139 (Macy's)
4) The High-Waisted Jean - Lose your super tight, super low and cropped
jeans. The high waisted jean is the style and new modern cut of the
season. Today's version is not the high waisted and stiff jean made
popular in the 70's by Calvin Klein and Sassoon. These jeans have a
bit of stretch, are slightly flared at the bottom to give your leg a
long look and are really comfortable with a slightly faded wash.
Where to buy: Sisley, $129; Wrangler47 jeans, $155; Marc by Marc
5) The Big Bag - Gone is the messenger bag, the classic double-shouldered
back pack -- what girls really want to bring to school is the modern
book bag. The big bag is a slouchy, hippie, leather bag with a lot of
side pockets and interesting details. It will look great with
everything you wear.
Where to buy: Relic Bag, $38 (Sears); Max & Co., $228.
6) The Mini-Kilt - In an ode to the Highlands and Scotland the kilt made
a comeback this fall. The mini-kilt is an easy piece to wear with a
denim jacket and boots or dressed up with a beaded sweater, kitten
heels, and pearls.
Where to buy: Necessary Objects, $58; Roxy, $36
7) The Denim Dress - Denim is the backbone of what teens love to
wear -- and the 70's fit and flare dress is a laid back dress for
fall. It can be worn day into night layered with a long t-shirt or
turtleneck. In the evening it can be worn with broaches, a cardigan
Where to buy: Hot Kiss, $40; Isaac Mizrahi, $25 (Target);
Old Navy, $30.
SOURCE Teen Vogue