Keeping up with the latest trends and styles can be tough during back-to-school season. But by keeping up with top brands like Champion, adidas, Nike, Under Armour, DSG, Patagonia, Vans and The North Face shopping is made easy.
Before you start shopping for the new school year, pro athlete stylist Calyann Barnett offers her tips on how to help your teen make a statement.
“Every day it’s my job to help the best athletes in the world find their look,” Barnett says. “I’m helping you and your team find their best look for back to school.”
Here are some of Barnett’s top tips for helping your teen find her signature style.
START FROM THE GROUND UP
When choosing an outfit, Barnett suggests that you start from the ground up. Shoes are the foundation to both a great outfit and a great wardrobe. While shoe shopping, Barnett suggests choosing a shoe with multiple colors.
“[I like to] look for a shoe that has the most amount of colors so you can get the most amount of usage out of it,” she says.
BUY PIECES, NOT OUTFITS
To keep your teen’s wardrobe fresh, you want to look for items that are versatile and can fit into different looks. Barnett says buying full outfits can limit the amount of wear an item can get.
“You want to make sure they can mix and match,” she says.
- The North Face Women’s Utility Hybrid Hiker Tights
- Nike Air Women’s Running Tank Top
- adidas Originals Women’s Vocal Rouged T-shirt
PLAY WITH COLOR
Color is a great way to have fun with clothes. Pieces that have strong accents or pops of color are a great addition to any wardrobe.
Barnett also says that when wearing dark colors it’s okay to lighten up the look with some pastels.
- Nike Women’s Sportswear Windrunner Cargo Jacket
- adidas Originals Women’s Bellista Crop T-Shirt
- Champion Women’s Cropped Cut-Off Crew Top
LOOK FOR FOUNDATIONAL PIECES
Foundational pieces, like a white tank top, are important to build any wardrobe from.
“When you’re mixing a lot of different colors, you want something that’s going to ground the whole look,” Barnett says.
In addition to neutral pieces, look for basics like sweatshirts. If your teen loves a particular piece, don’t be afraid to buy it in multiple colors.
- Nike Women’s Sportswear Essential Fleece Crew
- Champion Women’s Power Cotton Bike Shorts
- DSG Women’s Fleece Jogger Pants