By Nathalie Roberge, blogger and stylist
With a passion for great products at great prices, Nathalie Roberge has been sharing her favourite fashion finds since 2010 in her blog, Dans la cabine. In it, she presents articles, video reports and the stylings of various artists. Her mission: democratize fashion.
Back-to-school shopping lists can be headache-inducing. To help with the fashion part, I’ve put together some easy-to-recreate suggestions for your little and not-so-little ones, complete with trendy eyewear to match. And while you’re at it, take some notes for your own fall wardrobe. The biggest fashion trends have usually grown up in the schoolyard.
It is possible to be preppy and cool at the same time. Why not make a great first impression by owning this look on the first day of school? It’s a simple formula: a chic, uniform-inspired base paired with more casual elements like a Snoopy backpack and Vans sneakers. That’s the secret to instant cool at any age. And of course, your little genius’ preppy look isn’t complete without a pair of hybrid metal-acetate frames.
This is perfect for the trendy tween fashionista who looks to older kids for style inspiration. She knows that metallic clothes and accessories will be all the rage this fall and oversized clothes are in, as in wearing your raincoat two sizes too large. As for glasses, she navigates trends expertly with the lightly tinted transparent glasses that every self-respecting fashionista is sporting these days.
Teens often need guidance choosing the right colours and clothes to define their style. Here’s a game plan that will allow your teen to find his groove while still sporting all the latest trends like chino joggers and sheepskin-lined ribbed velour jackets. The earth colours and classic black and whites in this ensemble will also go perfectly with this head-turning pair of orange acetate frames.
For a harmonious flower-themed look, this teen chooses scarlet as her dominant colour. She’s on the cusp of graduating to adulthood and shops even more than her mom does at big brand stores, as kids’ stores no longer cut it. Her glasses reflect her personality with tropical-flower patterned black frames that make any outfit less basic.