Before you drag your kids to the mall to do some clothes shopping, make sure you’re up on all the latest back-to-school fashion trends. As summer winds down for 2014, fall fashion styles are hitting the stores near you. Help your child make a statement while getting excited about going back to school.
And, if you’re looking to save money on school shopping this year, we’ve got some clever ideas of how you can get crafty and make some stylish DIY back-to-school fashion pieces for fall.
Back-To-School Fashion Trends for 2014
Lively Prints – Quirky, graphic prints are going to be everywhere this fall. Think about stocking up on some scarves, sweaters or leggings with loud patterns and bright colors.
Plaid – Believe it or not, plaid is back. This 90s grunge favorite is making a resurgence in the fashion industry. Find it in fun new colors and styles than what you might remember.
Leopard Prints – Not entirely sure that animal prints ever went away? Leopard is back and this time it’s ultra-feminine. Pair this fashion trend with a coordinating neutral so it’s not too distracting in class.
Pastels – From earrings to sweaters, those favorite shades you love for spring are hitting the runway for fall. Mix and match hues to create a back-to-school fashion win!
Animal Accents – From owls to puppies, designers took their designs to the zoo this fall. Let out your inner-animal with clutches, jewelry or even dresses.
Back-to-School Fashion Trends to DIY
Looking for fashion trends you can try at home? Get out your glue gun and get crafty with some of our DIY back-to-school fashion ideas. Use the trends above to inspire your fashion pieces.
Check out some of our previous blog posts for inspiration. You may be able to tweak some of our ideas to fit these growing trends.
- Create an easy wrapped wire bird necklace to wear with pretty pastels
- Take style on-the-go with owl-themed Harry Potter bookmarks for textbooks
- Create a pastel watercolor canvas tote to carry books and a laptop
- Add a little leopard print or lively patterns to a new-sew tote bag
- Easily turn these patterned DIY tights into a trendy leopard print design for fall
- Make a knotted yarn DIY headband to match your favorite plaid fashions
Get creative with crafting. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to send your kids back to school in style.
Check back next week for the final installment of our Back-to-School Crafts blog series.
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