With summer almost over you might be thinking about what back to school fashion trends will be popular for your teen girl this year.

Even when you're on a budget, your teen still wants to be in style and look great, of course! Today’s young ladies are true fashionistas, and won’t settle for just any old outfit. But still, I totally get the idea of wanting to save money on kids clothes, believe me!

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Here are a few back to school fashion trends to think about as you head out to buy some new outfits for the new school year.



Rompers are a cool new trend for girls, and they have become pretty popular. You can find rompers for your young lady in many different styles and colors. Get them in floral prints (which are huge this year) or my daughter's favorite, denim rompers.


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Something Pink

Red is out, pink is in! If your daughter has any pink clothing items left over from the spring and summer, keep it going by simply adding a few more layers to it. If she doesn’t own any yet, you can buy it in a variety of items.

Pick up a pair of pink jeans, or a sweatshirt is always a teen favorite.  Mix and match this different shades of pink with whites, blacks, even grays.

Don't forget the hair accessories- headbands, ponytail holders, barrettes, scrunchies…they all come in pink! And let's not forget the biggest trend of all, pink hair! (If you're cool with that, of course. My daughter has to wait until she's a little older, but that's a personal choice for everyone.)

Kimonos and Ponchos

Kimonos and ponchos are definitely not new but seem to be making their way back into style this year. And I have to say, I'm loving it! Pair them with jeans or even a pencil skirt and you have yourself a stylish new outfit!

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Fabulous Shoes

Of course we can't forget about shoes! They can make or break any outfit, and if your daughter is anything like my three, she will want a few new pairs.

This fall, the sky is the limit when it comes to footwear. And the cool thing is that nothing is off-limits. Kids these days mix and match shoes and outfits in combinations that we never would have thought of. But you know what? It works!

Most kids want a new pair of tennis shoes of some sort, whether it's high tops, running or walking shoes, or even skate shoes. There really are tons of choices.  Choose them in a bright, bold, funky, solid color, or a variety of patterns.


She'll want a pair that can be worn with both casual and dressy outfits. My two youngest girls always get a pair of flats, usually in black or grey (a color that will go with everything).

Shiny is in, and there are many styles to choose from that are both fashionable and comfortable. Silver or Gold shoes are funky and make any outfit more interesting.

And remember to get boots! My girls live in their boots once the weather gets colder. Last year they each got a pair of Bearpaw boots and absolutely loved them, they're so comfortable! This year my 13 year old really wants a pair of stylish boots she can wear anytime, so that's on our shopping list.


Make this year's shopping trip a little easier by utilizing these Back to School Fashion Trends for Teens. Shopping is a great way to spend quality time and connect with your daughter! Be sure to grab some lunch or a smoothie and just sit and chat awhile.

Have any back to school tips for us? Would love to hear about them in the comments!


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