Fall Fashion for Tweens

They are no longer little schoolgirls!

Have a teen or tween ready to rule the next new school? Whether it’s junior high or high school, back to books means fresh new looks with some of the hottest fashions for fall.

Fall Warm Up 

Cozy up to oversized sweaters this fall: nubby knits and even the collegiate sweater make a comeback. For color, think red, powder blue, camel and pastels. Pair with leggings or a great pair of skinny jeans to balance the look. But don’t be blue, color her happy—this year you’ll find jeans in a rainbow of colors.

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BP. Stripe Open Front Long Cardigan (Juniors), Nordstrom 

It’s a Pattern

Oh my stars, stripes and checks. Connect the dots this fall with pleasing patterns. And look for mixed motifs; so pattern on pattern is encouraged. How do you mix and match? Choose complementary colors. Go big with small. And stick with opposite silhouettes, like baggy shirts with a slimmer skirt.

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Jolt Plaid Skinny Pants (Juniors), Nordstrom

Retro Rocks

Oh, those rebellious years…with a look to match. We return to that crazy decade with a ‘90s heavy metal-influenced look—think sunglasses and “Pretty in Pink.” But don’t take a full plunge into grunge, because a little goes a long way. Stick to one or two pieces, like a pair of lace-up combat boots, coated skinny jeans, or a leather jacket.

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Vigoss ‘Jagger’ Coated Skinny Jeans (Juniors), Nordstrom 

White Out

The school bell rings in winter whites early this season. A good start? An over oversized white sweater draped over white jeans.

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Frenchi® Lace Pattern Long Cardigan (Juniors), Nordstrom

Yes, Sir!

Military makes a great base for a fashion-forward look. Look for camouflage jackets slung over slim-fitting shirts and other military touches, like these cute shoes.

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Camo Embellished Jersey Slip-On Shoes, Justice 

Too Graphic?

Picture this. Pull on graphic sweaters and long shirts for a whimsical fall look.

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Embellished Sweater Tunic, Justice

Too Cool for School?

Think schoolgirl when it comes to getting straight A’s in fashion this year. Peter Pan collars, pea coats, patent loafers and peppy preppy looks will take you to the top of the class.

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Girls’ Schoolboy Blazer, J.Crew

Sporty Girls

Work the workout clothes as Girrrrl Power makes a huge statement this fall—even if you’re the slowest kid in gym class.

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adidas Originals Gazelle Og WC Farm, Zappos

Got Your Back…Pack?

Look for a range of trendy backpacks this fall, from quilted bags to great leather looks.

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JanSport Right Pack Expressions Backpack, Uncle Dan’s