TV’s Marcia Brady may have grown up, but we still love her style and we’ll see a lot of her trademark polyester look when the school bells ring come September.
The A-line dress, a design that fits everyone, will be seen in easy-care poly double-knit. The most important detail will be a zippered front closure with a daisy pull. Check out California Concepts at Sears for $20.
If you wear dresses, you have to wear stockings too. For nylons with an attitude, look for Hot Sox tights at The Bon Marche and Nordstrom. They offer a variety of textures and designs including stripes, plaids, and geometric nets all guaranteed to get you noticed.
These ‘70s inspired geometric silhouettes are straight out of the disco clubs. Slinky tee shirts and velour mock turtlenecks are paired with hip-hugging polyester bell-bottoms for a trendy trip back to the future.
A must for every girl’s wardrobe will be the black short-sleeved sweater with a wide, Nordic-inspired horizontal panel in white, lime, rust, or yellow. The acrylic versions are available at Target, Lamonts, and ShopKo starting at $12. For the cotton and wool blends shop Nordstrom and The Bon (starting at $30).
Big-leg denim jeans coupled with a long-sleeved white dress shirt and topped with an argyle sweater vest will be a hot look as fall temperatures begin to drop.
But don’t make the mistake of wearing these jeans like last year’s droopy drawers. They need to fit at the waist and hips before they start to flare.
Wide-wale corduroy overalls will be an important element in every closet. These go-anywhere, do-anything classics can be found everywhere from ShopKo and Wal-Mart ($24) to JC Penney and The Bon ($70).
Groove Girl, a new label recently introduced to the junior market, is a name to look for if you want hip, cool, street-smart contemporary fashions. The feeling from the collection is edgy and young, yet sweet. It’s designed for someone not afraid to make a personal statement. Offerings include fitted shirts, boot leg pants, thigh-high dresses, and soft sweaters; prices range from $18 to $150. The line is available at most Nordstrom stores.
To accessorize, in-the-know teens will look to whimsical “Hello Kitty” collectibles. When this line of apparel and accessories was first introduced over 20 years ago, it was intended to appeal to girls in grades kindergarten through third. It didn’t take long before junior high and senior high school girls picked up on the trend too.
Look for Hello Kitty, Spottie Dottie, Batdz and Maru characters on everything from barrettes and headbands to notebooks and pencils to raincoats, umbrellas and ponchos. A full line of Hello Kitty merchandise can be found at Bliss’ new location, 518 W. Riverside, in downtown Spokane.
Whether it’s off to school or just hanging out with friends, get there with the right footwear. Woven leather clogs, suede Hush Puppies, and Skechers boots are the names to be seen in this fall. Look for styles with slightly rounded toes to replace last year’s square designs.