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Back to School Trends

Dallas shopping mecca has the best goods for back to school


Janie and Jack shirt and quilted vest
Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center
hanna Andersson leggings
Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center
Peek Kids statement T-shirt
Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center
crewcuts critter backpack
Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center
Peek Kids statement T-shirt
Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center
Peek Kids statement T-shirt
Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center
hanna Andersson leggings
Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center
crewcuts critter backpack
Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center
GAP camo jogger pants
Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center
crewcuts critter backpack
Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center
Peek Kids statement sweatshirt
Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center

It's back to school time, which also means the annual freshening up of your kids' wardrobes. NorthPark Center is here to show you what's in and on trend, so no one ends up wearing anything that's — gasp — so last year.

As an extra helping hand, NorthPark Center will be hosting the ABCs of Back-to-School Style Presentation on Saturday, August 20 from 10:30 am to 4 pm. This all-day extravaganza will include two presentations from Bookmarks, a fall fashion presentation at 11:30 with commentary from noted local bloggers, a performance from Power House of Dance, and the chance for kids to create their own masterpieces with ArtRocks!.

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Puffed and plaid
Quilted vests worn over plaid button-down shirts are preppy without being too precious. Janie and Jack poplin shirt in True Blue paid, $36; Janie and Jack quilted vest in Highland Green, $59.

Loud leggings
Brightly patterned and colored leggings — worn under long tops and dresses — are coming on strong. hanna Andersson Liveable Leggings in School Blue, $29.

Statement T time
Girls, be proud and show the world what you've got. Peek Kids statement t-shirt, $34.

Critter carry-alls
Backpacks are now designed for fun as well as utility, as evidenced by these companions that tote everything from books to electronics. crewcuts Max the Monster Furry Backpack, $59.50.

Subject shirts
Start their love for STEM early with this humorous t-shirt that hints at what they become after too much sugar. Peek Kids statement t-shirt, $34.

Inside joke top
Kickstart a love for science and chemistry with this cheeky long-sleeve top. Peek Kids statement top, $42.

On-the-go outfits
Leggings mean nothing can hold your kid back, and the fact that they're super cute is a total bonus. hanna Andersson Knee Patch Leggings in Soft White, $29.

Cat's meow bag
If a furry feline is preferred over a furry monster, there's a backpack for that too. crewcuts Kitty Backpack, $59.50.

Calling all camo
Camouflage is huge this season, especially on joggers and pants. GAP Camo Jogger Pants, $16.95.

Pal packs
Simple yet silly, backpacks like this one help bring on a smile during long study sessions. crewcuts Max the Monster Backpack, $59.50.

Lead on
Start building confidence now with this bold crew-neck sweatshirt. Peek Kids statement sweatshirt, $45.

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