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The Best and Boldest Back to School Stuff…Ever! (Teen Edition)

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Break out the notebooks and No. 2 pencils because it’s time to head back to school! For all of us parents, this means a lot more peace and quiet around the house… and the kitchen pantry will no longer look like a crime scene. And now that back to school season is officially upon us, it’s time to tuck summer away (for the moment, anyhow) and get geared up for the school year. With teens, style is everything. And this season’s school style is all about standing out and making a bold statement. Whether your kid is trying to impress the new guy in class or simply ready to revamp their look, there are awesome academic accessories that will earn them an A+ in style. This season’s hottest trends are gearing up for the new school year, and you can give your teen the stand-out style they crave without breaking the bank. Here are some of my fave finds to send your teen back to class in the coolest fashion.

Sound Statement

Headphones are not just tech accessories anymore; they totally amp up the volume on personal style. Here are a few hot headphones that are sure to keep your teen at the head of the fashion class. Choose a pair in a bold tone that would compliment any look, or a set with floral detailing that will speak volumes about their sense of style.

Headphones that make a Sound Statement

[1] Monster® Diamond Tears Edge On-Ear Headphones (Brookstone $299.95), [2] Frends – with Benefits ‘Layla’ Headphones (Nordstrom $149.99), [3] Frends – x We Are Handsome ‘Taylor’ Headphones (Nordstrom SALE $133.90)


Bold Backpacks

Fabulous prints are still this year’s hottest trend in fashion. And luckily for you, we’ve got your back with some of the coolest patterns out there. Your teen will never have to carry books in a boring bag ever again… Let your teen express herself with a distinctive design!

Bold Backpacks

[1] Ultimate Backpack (Vera Bradley $88.00), [2] Fossil ‘Key-Per’ Print Coated Canvas Backpack (Nordstrom $108.00)


Case Study

Yet another school staple that doubles as a style statement… Laptop and cellphone cases. The perfect reason for you to keep your teens electronics “oops”-proof while still setting trends. What’s better than when functionality meets fashion?

Case Study: Tech Cases

[1] Smart Cookie iPhone Case (Henri Bendel $68.00), [2] iPad Folio Hardcase Eat Cake For Breakfast (Kate Spade $85.00), [3] Call Or ID Crossbody Phone Case (Lilly Pulitzer $48.00)


“A+” Accessories

When in doubt, accessorize! A fashion motto that’s suitable for style setters of all ages is it’s important for your teen to know that any look is achievable with the right extra touch. Help your teen make the best impression with some seriously cool accessories.

A+ Accessories

[1] Moon and Lola Large Acrylic Block Monogram Pendant Necklace (Neiman Marcus $98.00), [2] Colorblock Henry Skeleton Watch (Neiman Marcus $175.00), [3] Vince Camuto Silicone Strap Watch (Nordstrom $150.00)

Although teenagers are impossible to figure out (hey, we’ve all been there), there’s one thing that stays consistent: When it comes to school threads, teens crave identity and personal style. So stop by the shops at Lenox Square & Phipps Plaza and give the gift of fashion to your trendy teen to help them dress for success. They’ll be a shoo-in for winning “Best Dressed” and you’ll be the best parent on the block. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll even get a “my mom rocks” shout out on Instagram!

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