Aug 26, 2011
What the Well-Dressed Student Will Be Wearing This Fall
BY SUSAN VARGHESE
Standard Associate Editor
Back to school signals much more than class and homework, it’s also the perfect time to start fresh with a new fall wardrobe. From polka dots to fringes and hoodies, there are a few new back-to-school looks that are essential for everyone from elementary to high school.
At Denny’s, guys have some unique options to stand out on the first day of school. “Volcom sweatshirts are very big. There’s a hood that also zips over their face and boys get such a kick out of it and love it,” Manager, Sherri said. Aside from Volcom sweatshirts, basic shirts from Adidas and Nike are a viable option.
For shorts, Flow Society ($32) is the hottest trend for boys, Sherri added. “They’ve never had such fun shorts before. There’s so used to the same colors — navy and black. Now there are fun colors and prints, so it’s something different for them.” For toddler boys and ages four to seven, super hero shirts ($20-$35) featuring Superman and Batman are the most popular.
Grey and black are prominent colors for girls this fall. Sweaters and fur vets, and fringes and Aztec printed shirts are likely to flood the school halls, Sherri noted. However, basic must-haves are pencil skirts ($22-$60) that can be paired with printed wide-dolman sleeved tops, and Sugar lips tank tops, which are a necessity for layering.
In accessories, “feathers, feathers and more feathers!” Sherri said. Soda pop bracelets and slap watches are a colorful and youthful way to add some life to any outfit.
For younger girls, Sherri advised to stock up on the Hello Kitty shirts ($17-$20), pencil skirts and leggings.\
Denny’s is located at 680 Central Avenue in Cedarhurst. (516) 295-0946.
This season, think short shorts and sky-high knee-highs. According to Forever 21 representative, Lindsay Buckler, it’s the perfect time to cross-traditional style boundaries.
“It is all layering in polka dots, plaids and stripes with collegiate pieces. We are obsessed with adding a masculine flair to everything; Oxfords and printed bow ties and bowler hats are our favorite way to accessories for the season!”
For a perfect first day outfit, pair cuffed grey trouser shorts ($19.80) paired with knee-highs or tights, a feminine peasant top and some Oxfords.
Forever 21 is located in The Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream. (516) 256-0700.
Max & Gino’s
Skinny jeans paired with loose-fitting shirts with Aztec style designs are in, assistant manager Josie Sorbara explained.
“A great first day outfit would be a printed top with a pair of skinny capris while it’s still warm out,” Sobrara said. “We have the feathers for hair and bracelets made out of orthodontist braces materials that are cute accessories to add.”
Instead of a standard backpack, Sobrara suggested Herve bags ($129) which are used for backpacks, but are more aesthetically pleasing. “They’re a nice size, and come in a variety of colors and prints like leopard.”
Other staples for a back to school wardrobe are Free People sweaters, knitted sweater, and Butter Soft super hoodies ($84-$96). “People come in and buy a couple at a time. The fit is great and so is the material.”
Currently at Max & Gino’s, Butter Soft hoodies and cuffed sweatpants are 50 percent off. Max and Gino’s is located at 1330 Broadway in Hewlett. (516) 295-6895.
The Children’s Place
It’s time to fall back into the school routine, but The Children’s Place Back to School styles are anything but ordinary. Dana Turek, a representative for The Children’s Place encouraged kids and parents to, “discover the beauty of the season with comfortable knits, classic denim, and a bit of flare.”
For girls, The Children’s Place offers dotted and striped sweater dresses ($29.95) and boots made for autumn dressing. Frilly cascade tutus and sparkly styles paired with structured classics and military-inspired pieces are a magical mix for school days, Turek said, and added that boys can be prepped for class with collegiate polos ($12.50 and up) and graphic tees. Pairing denim with plaid can help boys rock a comfortable, layered look for fall.
For accessories, Turek recommended backpacks, pencil cases, folders, and notebooks. This way, Turek added, “boys and girls are ready for the first day of school — from head to toe.”
Children’s Place is located at 253-01 Rockaway Boulevard in Woodmere. (516) 295-0946.
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