Get the Head of the Class Look for Back to School 2010. Girls' Back to School clothes are fun and fashionable this year, with a wide range of what's hot. This year's preppy look is boarding school cool. Get this look by combining classic school colors such as gray, navy, burgundy, gold and orange. Combine blazers, button shirts, school skirts and knee socks. Don't let this look get too fussy, infuse her outfit with her own personal splashes of individuality.
What She'll Need for the Look
Button Front Shirt
Get her an adorable button front shirt in her favorite color or pattern. Keep it classic with a solid colored shirt or have a bit more fun and get a floral, plaid or otherwise printed shirt.
Prep-School Inspired Blazer
Once upon a time, the Preppy Girl always had her cable-cord sweater on hand to ward off a sudden chill. Well, the 2010 Head of the Class Girl is still clever with her layers, but she's going old-school-prep with a blazer.
Buy Direct: Girls' Blazer at landsend.com
Remember the pleated, school-girl skirts from when you were little? Well thanks to trend-setting shows like Gossip Girl, they are back in a big way. For this look, choose a plaid skirt with an interesting color scheme or a neutral, pleated skirt. Add a coordinating polo in a solid color and a pair of Mary Janes for a put-together school outfit that will send her to the head of the class.
Buy Direct: Shannon Chino Skirt
Mary Janes are the quintessential school shoes for girls. Classic Mary Janes go from the playground to the classroom and go with anything from school uniforms to jeans and a tee. But, I say funk it up with a cute and casual pair of rainboots.
Buy Direct: Western Chief Kids Dot Boot at zappos.com