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Chicago Teen/College Back-to-School Fashions
CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2012 – With the economy still top of mind, Chicago parents, teens and college students are updating school wardrobes with trendy fashions while remaining budget conscious. Many check Plato’s Closet®, the largest upscale-resale teen fashion chain, for styles and ideas.
Tammy Toren, owner of Plato’s Closet – Lincoln Park/Lakeview, complied fall fashion trends from movies, magazines, celebrities, websites and customers to energize young wardrobes. She says to mix-and-match some of these hot fashion pieces with their wardrobe to create back-to-school styles that might look expensive or similar to their favorite celeb, but totally fits their budget.
Her Plato’s Closet store, which just moved/expanded from N. Clybourn to 2817 N. Broadway near Diversey, is dedicated to saving money. They carry popular designer brands like North Face, American Eagle, Urban Outfitters and Seven for All Mankind at 70% resale savings and also buy gently-used, good-condition clothing from teens for cash on the spot.
Tammy Toren lists the following back-to-school fashion trends for fall:
Dynamic Denim: Still the wardrobe essential for this school year. Skinny jeans are as popular as ever and can work with almost any body type. Supplement styles with neon, leggings, super skinny, boyfriend, super distressed, cropped or printed to really bring it home.
Polish with Prints: Fun prints and added details are a must for fall. Aztec, floral, tribal, stripes, polka dots, color blocking and fabric cut outs. The great feature of prints are that you can go all out or simply add a few pieces to kick up your wardrobe.
Jaunty Jackets: For both guys and girls, the blazer completes the outfit. Also look for bombers, leather and military. Celebs such as Justin Bieber, Vanessa Hudgens, Rumor Willis and Miley Cyrus have been sporting the military trend.
Fabulous Fabrics: Soft, delicate fabrics that scream girly and feminine are lace, eyelet, crochet, sheer & cotton poplin. For the ladies, show off a little bit of skin before cold weather with a skirt that has sheer fabric from the knees down.
Made for Walking: Boots are a staple in every closet and this year is no different. Look for textured leather, colored suede and to-the-knee styles. Also don’t forget ankle boots or booties. Whether they’re flat, heeled or wedged, booties are cute and go great with skirts, dresses or jeans. In addition patent flats, bright sneakers, chunky platforms and moccasins round out the must haves.
Accessories Are Like Popcorn: You can never have enough accessories. Bangle bracelets, woven handbags, and big brooches are all the rage. For headbands think Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively or Leighton Meester.
Hot Colors for Fall: Tangerine, hot pink, ultramarine green, rose smoke and titanium.
Savvy teens and twenty-somethings looking for the hottest styles can visit Plato’s Closet – Lincoln Park/Lakeview new store opening on August 1st at 2817 N. Broadway near Diversey. For information, call 773-549-2070 or check www.platoscloset.com for this and 12 other Plato’s Closet stores in the suburbs.