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Back To School Fashion Trends From Galleria Dallas’ Fashion Stylist Holly Quartaro

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to style I’m not the hippest Mom on the block. I want to look good but don’t always know what’s “in.” Galleria Dallas’ fashion stylist, Holly Quartaro has the perfect hot list on the latest fashion trends for the new school year.

For North Texas kids, back-to-school means much more than new school supplies and schedules.  For stylish teens, tweens and tots, back to school is about starting out the year with the perfect look, and parents will make it possible. Last year, the National Retail Federation reported the average family in the U.S. spent approximately $603 on back-to-school shopping and a recent online survey indicated that more than 1,500 moms with school-aged children anticipate spending more on back-to-school shopping this year than they did last year.  At Galleria Dallas, the preeminent destination for fashion for all ages, kids AND parents alike will find the perfect latest fall fashions for back-to-school all in one place with popular retailers like H&M,  J. Crew, Aeropostale, Gap, Apricot Lane, American Eagle, Forever 21, Abercrombie and Fitch, Old Navy, Zara, BCBGeneration, Charlotte Russe, Hollister, Justice and more.  And Galleria Dallas’ Fashion Stylist Holly Quartaro makes shopping easier with her annual “Holly’s Hot List” for back-to-school.

Back To School Fashion Trends From Galleria Dallas’ Fashion Stylist Holly Quartaro

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While being mindful of hot Texas weather as well as school dress codes, “Holly’s Hot List” unveils back-to-school must-haves.   “There are some great new fashions available for back-to-school this year,” notes Quartaro.  “And with these perfect pieces from Galleria Dallas, kids can transition favorite summer looks into their fall wardrobes.”

Holly’s Hot List for Back-to-School 2012


1.  Maxi length – skirts and dresses

2.  Jeans – boyfriend, printed, high waisted and color denim

3.  Bold prints – tribal, polka dot, floral, plaid, graphic, stripes and chevron

4.  Mixing prints

5. Neutrals

6. Denim – vest, shirt, jacket

7. Boho – lace and crochet

8. Sheer


1.  Chambray – shirts and shorts

2.  Plaid shirts

3.  Graphic tees

4.  Preppy – Oxford polos

5.  Bold stripes

6.  Nautical

For this school year, girls get a full spectrum of fashionable looks to consider.  “The trends from the runway show everything from delicate lace and crochet to bold prints and bright colors,” shares Quartaro. “And as much as we all like black, adding neutrals, neons or a statement print can bring any outfit into season easily, while still being fashionable for fall.”

Another trend this fall for girls is topping any look with an arm-full of bracelets. “Mix your watch, bangles, wraps, cuffs, leathers, metals, beads and friendship bracelets for a texturized, chic look.”

Back To School Fashion Trends From Galleria Dallas’ Fashion Stylist Holly Quartaro

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So color your closest, jazz up your jeans and channel your inner bohemian this fall with these great back-to-school trends!

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