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Accessory trends for girls

From woven belts to printed scarves and cute fedoras, girls will love these trendy accessories that instantly spice up their back to school looks. Stand out in the crowd (or just catch the eye of that cute senior) with our top looks for girls.


Printed Scarf

Colorful Scarves

Scarves are a huge trend for fashionable tweens and teens. Wear colorful printed scarves to tie your look together or solid scarves to add a pop of color. Wondering how to wear them? You can either wear them draped across your neck, like the pictured look from Forever 21, or wear them knotted around your neck. This versatile accessory can also be worn around your jeans as a colorful sash. Either way, you will look fab!

2Printed watches

This accessory is not only eye-catching, but functional as well! Get to class on time — and in style — with printed sports watches. The Gap Printed sports watches ($9.50) features a soft printed Velcro strap with prints ranging from stripes to hearts and even polka dots. Another fun choice is the Hello Kitty Watch Set ($29) from Nordstrom.

3Friendship bracelet

These colorful woven bracelets are not only a fun way to brighten up your look, but they also show your friends how much they mean to you. For $5 each at J Crew, pick up a friendship bracelet – and a few for your favorite friends – in colors including bright pacific, kiwi, neon orange and vintage purple.

Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf headband4The Blair Waldorf Headband

Thanks to Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf, headbands are the ‘it” accessory to give you a polished, classic look. From embellished headbands with flowers or jewels to simple satin headbands, the options are endless! Actress Leighton Meister wears them a variety of ways, including with her hair down, leaving some of her bangs loose for a modern look. Another option is to pull your hair back in a sleek ponytail and topping it off with a headband. Forever 21 has a great selection of inexpensive headbands.

5Patterned Knee Socks

Floppy hatBoring white socks are sooo last year! Today’s kids give their looks some serious style with patterned knee socks, ranging from argyle, stars, stripes and brightly colored solids. If allowed at your school, wear them with your uniform skirt to help you stand out in a crowd. They also look fab paired with a ruffled skirt and graphic t-shirt or shorts. Check out Old Navy for a great selection of knee socks at a great price.

6Bohemian Hats

Top off your back to school look with a stylish hat for a trendy bohemian look. You have many options when picking a hat, including a floppy straw hat, a woven hat with a small bow, pageboy cap or the pictured Sweet Ruffle Trimmed Fedora ($9.80) from Forever 21. This look is both stylish, yet casual. Plus, it is the ultimate solution for a bad hair day!

7Belt it!

Belts are the perfect accessory for a long, flowing tunic top or to give definition to a flowing baby doll dress. Another hip look is to belt a tiered skirt or dress, like the Tube Belted Ruffle Dress ($24.50) from Wet Seal. Stock up on thick woven brown belts; leather braided and fringed belts and studded belts to add pizzazz to all of your outfits.

Mix and match these must-have accessory trends for girls for a stylish back to school look that will take you effortlessly from summer to fall.

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