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Be the Best Dressed in Homeroom

Start the school year in style with these on-trend pieces.

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Help your middle or high-schooler lock in that “best dressed” superlative the moment she or he walks into the first day of classes with these back-to-school looks.

For the Ladies

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Reversible Brice Bomber
She’ll look cool (and stay warm) rocking this varsity-style bomber jacket. One side has silky quilted fabric, the other a black and white design. We say, win-win. 
Where to Get It:

Planet Blue
191 Lafayette Street (between Broome and Grand Streets), Soho
$170

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The Indie Dress
Remix a summer dress for the fall with this patchwork denim frock. (Trust us, it’s super trendy right now!) She can still wear it with boots and a flannel when the temperature starts to drop. 
Where to Get It:

AG Jeans
305 Columbus Avenue (between West 74th and 75th Streets), Upper West Side
$198

 

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Candara Nautical Striped Cotton Scarf
She can dress up an old pair of dark denim jeans and a basic tee with this hip cotton scarf. Pair the outfit with nude pointed flats and a sleek leather cross-body bag for bonus points.
Where to Get It:
Calypso St. Barth
137 West Broadway (between Thomas and Duane Streets), Tribeca
$125

 

For the Fellas

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The Fearless Freddie, Black Keeper
Want your kid to drop the skinny jean—or droopy drawers—look? Nudie Jeans has threads in every wash and shape, but the Fearless Freddie is casual and laid-back yet remarkably structured. He’ll dig them, we promise.
Where to Get It:
Nudie Jeans
188 Bowery (at Spring Street), Nolita
$199

 

 

 

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Long Polo Home Alone
Nothing says, “I’m here to ace this” quite like this simple polo piece that he can mix and match with most of his wardrobe throughout the school year. 
Where to Get It:
Scotch and Soda
317 Bleecker Street (between Grove and Christopher Streets), Greenwich Village
$75

 

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Rothco Camo Field Jacket
A statement jacket that he can wear over a simple outfit (or a stain-covered tee and tattered jeans) and still look pulled together.
Where to Get It:
Urban Outfitters Soho
628 Broadway (between Bleecker and Houston Streets) 
$59

 

For Everyone

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Puma Basket Strap
Everyone needs a fresh pair of casual kicks to stroll the halls with. Your kids will start the year strong with these quality Puma Basket Strap sneakers.
Where to Get It:
Kith Manhattan
644 Broadway (at Bleecker Street), Noho
$90

 

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Ray-Ban Hexagonal Flat Lenses
Sunglasses—especially Ray-Bans—will never go out of style. Your back-to-schoolers can make it real Flashback Friday with these retro-style shades featuring a mirror finish and wire frames.
Where to Get It:
Ray-Ban NYC flagship
116 Wooster Street (between Prince and Spring Streets), Soho
$175