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Back-to-school fashion must-haves for girls

No matter how old your daughters are, send them back to school in style with these fashion must-haves for girls.

For preschoolers

Your little girl is getting ready for her first day of preschool (or kindergarten). Whether she has to wear a uniform or not, you have plenty of clothing options.

For preschoolers

Long-sleeve tees – For your little girl, stock up on long-sleeve tees for fall featuring her favorite characters and fun colors. This Sesame Street Elmo Tee (Old Navy, $15) is an adorable choice. She can wear it with everything from jeans to skirts.

Jumpers – The classic uniform jumper (OldNavy, $12) is a must-have. She can wear it over a tee for now. And when the weather cools down, she can slip it on over a turtleneck and tights.

Other back-to-school essentials for preschoolers include jeans, twill pants, skorts (skirts with built-in shorts) and of course, sneakers.

For little girls

Little girls love frilly dresses, but at school they need to be comfy. Look for clothes that are durable and cute, too.

For little girls

Colorful hoodies – You can find a large collection of hoodies in bold colors and fun prints including this Love Rules graphic fleece hoodie (Old Navy, $15). She can partner this hoodie with her favorite jeans.

Dark-wash jeans – Speaking of jeans, you can’t go wrong with a pair of dark-wash jeans. These skinny jeans (Old Navy, $15) for your little girl will hide the dirt and look trendy, too.

Keep your little girl dressing stylishly this fall with henley tops, striped sweaters and denim jackets. If she likes to wear dresses, pick cute cotton dresses and layer them over leggings for a style that is adorable and playground appropriate.

For teens

Your little girl is growing up. She loves shopping for her own clothes, from funky tees to ruffled skirts and everything in between.

For teens

Pop-color jeans – Denim isn’t just blue anymore. Jeans come in amazing colors — from vibrant brights to muted pastels. Pop-color jeans (Old Navy, $24) are certainly on every teen girl’s must-have list. You can also find them in women’s sizes for older teens.

Canvas totes – A roomy canvas tote is essential for every teen. It can hold books, makeup and all her other everyday necessities. This multi-print tote (Old Navy, $12) is available in three colors and has an interior pocket for her cell phone, keys and more.

Teens are discovering their own fashion sense. Let your teen daughter choose her school clothes — as long as they are appropriate. This fall, chunky, oversized sweaters, skinny jeans and knee-high boots are all on trend for teens.

Quick tip

If your little one is going off to kindergarten and can’t tie his own shoes yet, buy slip-on, laceless sneakers. Many schools aren’t allowing kids to wear lace-up shoes if they can’t tie them on their own.

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