Everything old is new again. Classic trends continue in back-to-school fashion.
The most popular colors for the 2015-16 school year are red and green, not worn together but paired with neutral pieces in camel, brown, black or navy.
For the elementary school set, a rocker look for boys or girls takes faded jeans, graphic t-shirts and flannel shirts, adding leather accents, like boots or wrist cuffs. This tutorial uses a skull design, adding bright colors to keep it playful and age-appropriate. Southwestern style moves from the summer into the fall. This leather arrow headband is so cute a girl might want to wear it her first day back.
The athletic lounge trend refers to clothes that look as if they would be worn by student athletes, but not gym clothes themselves! These are casual, comfortable clothes like structured sweatpants. Varsity jackets for all ages make a strong showing in fall fashion. This video shows you how to make this essential piece.
For teen boys, showing your personal style is often a matter of the right accessories (especially in schools with a no-hat policy!). Here are a variety of styles in leather bracelets here, all for guys. Leather bomber jackets are a great layering piece to invest in.
The punk or rocker look is often adopted by teen girls as well. Pintrest has many collections and black leather boots and purses are featured in all of them. Quizzes help a girl refine her personal style and reports show that many teens are watching youtube videos in a search for that perfect back to school outfit.
Gentlemen going to college will want some classic pieces in their suitcase. A man needs a matching belt for brown brogues and black dress shoes, but almost all college students are on a tight budget! This set of instructions shows how to make very classic expensive-looking belts, the kind that would run for $90 or more at the store for just $23.
College ladies tend to go for a more sophisticated look then they wore in high school. Leopard print can make any outfit, even those sorority pledge t-shirts look more intentional and less sloppy. Here is a way to make your own folded,over-sized clutch. The big difference between a back-to-school look for younger as opposed to older students is all about playfulness versus sophistication.