Marie Green is a fashion stylist and writer from San Diego California. She is the former Fashion Editor of FINE Homes and Living Magazine and her column, “Fashion Focus” has appeared in FINE Magazine as well as LaJolla Light, The Del Mar Times, Del Mar Ink, The Carmel Valley Leader, Rancho Santa Fe Record, and The Solana Beach Sun. Marie is also the co-founder of SheWants.com.
by guest contributor, Vanessa A. Green,
budding stylist and writer, member of the Nordstrom High School Fashion Board, and Marie’s teenage daughter
Back To School, or BTS, Fashion is a huge deal for us girls since we want to make sure that we look perfect on the first day. Infinity scarves are a great investment since they can be worn throughout the year, especially when bought in neutral colors. For a BTS look, try pairing the scarf with an earth-toned tee and bootcut jeans.
Earth-tones are essential in a California girl’s wardrobe since they look great when accessorized, whether its a tee shirt or a sundress. Although skinny jeans are still popular, bootcut jeans are becoming a craze. Bootcut jeans are known for being extremely comfortable and flattering on all body types. For another BTS look, try pairing your bootcut jeans with a floral print top and cute sandals.
Floral prints look great on everyone, especially when paired with jeans or neutral shorts. When wearing floral prints, accessories are often not needed due to the bold flower pattern. In California the weather doesn’t vary much by season, however it is common to need a cardigan sweater at times. Cardigan sweaters are perfect in neutral colors for either a casual or a dressy look. For a BTS look, try wearing beige cardigan sweater with denim shorts and either feather earrings or “boho” accessories.
Whether the feathers are in your hair or on your necklace, they always make a statement. Boho accessories such as tribal printed bracelets, bold colored earrings, and statement necklaces are great for accessorizing neutral outfits as well. All of the looks stated above can be found for reasonable prices at stores such as Nordstrom or Forever21. No matter what grade we are going into this year, these trends guarantee an A+ in style.