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Summer is coming to an unofficial close with the back-to-school shopping season already in progress. Amidst the mandatory stationary product purchases, here are some great back-to-school accessory picks to keep the teen, mom or teacher always looking smart.
The Accessories Council and Lyss Stern, creater of of Divalysscious Moms (a luxury lifestyle company catering to stylish moms), offer the following choices to keep you warm and chic:
BCBGeneration Herringbone Fedora ($38)What a perfect way to cap off a look (pun intended)! An angora-blend fedora is augmented by the jaunty herringbone weave and ribbon band. Available at fine department stores.
David & Young Scarves ($24-36)Available in a variety of prints (animal, geometric/ Aztec, tie-dyes, etc), fabric and colors, David & Young Scarves allow you to create an infinite number of looks. Their Figure 8 infinity scarf is extremely popular given its versatility. www.shopdavidandyoung.com, Nordstrom, Macys
Big Buddha Carmen Wallet ($30)The faux croc wallet / clutch’s interior dividers and snap closure helps you keep fashionably organized. The perfect accessory that you can take from daytime to nighttime. www.zappos.com
Boy Meets Girls ($18)Tights are the perfect way to ward off chilly days. Add new looks to your wardrobe by adding a little pop of color or design to your legs. Boy Meets Girls, an edgy yet wearable, stylish yet casually classic young contemporary brand, launches a fun pair with their silhouette motif.
Empowered by You Panties ($20-26) Panties with a purpose. These high-performance panties are sexy and comfortable due to its seamless fit, patented flocking technology that prevents slipping or bunching (the bane of many women) and performance gear moisture-wicking fabrications. In addition, Empowered by You is donating 20% of net profits from every panty they sell, to global charities for underprivileged women via micro financing loans for women's businesses. Talk about empowerment. Each panty is packaged in a small, clear zip-closure smart-pack that is resealable and reusable.www.empoweredbyyou.com
Calvin Klein Leather Bookfold Wallet & Key Fob ($45) For the organized dad or teen, the sleek wallet and key fob combo with its 8-card slot and ID window is a perfect way to keep credit and id cards handy. www.macys.com
Carlos by Carlos Santana Carryall ($108)The rocker Santana obviously has an ear for music and an eye for fashion. The rocker chic carryall is roomy enough to carry everything you need for the entire day. The faux leather bag features whip stitch chain detailing and stud accents. A great tote and traditional backpack replacer. Available at Macys.
RUUM American Kid’s Wear Sequin Dot Backpack ($44.50)So chic that you may steal it off your kid’s back and wear it as your own. What girl (of any age) doesn’t like a like shine and sparkle in her wardrobe? The sequin dot backpack features a front zipper, inner compartments and adjustable straps.www.ruum.com
Steve Madden Canvas Backpack ($54)If glitz and glam isn’t your thing, how about Steve Madden’s soft canvas backpack with faux-leather accents that comes with a matching cosmetic case. Available in a variety of colors, prints and colors, there’s something just for you. www.nordstrom.com
Robeez Soft Sole Shoes ($25)Don’t leave the wee ones behind. Robeez’s non-slip suede outsole and elasticized ankle band are a perennial favourite for infants, babies, pre-walkers and toddlers, and approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Available in cute, whimsical patterns, animal prints and colors for both boys and girls. www.myrobeez.com
Fossil Florence Collection ($75-95)Now you’ll never have a good reason to be late for class or a PTA meeting. Part of Fossil’s Fall 2013 collection, the Florence collection features a new case shape in eye-catching jewel-tone leather straps or metal bracelets. www.fossil.com
DEOS Pink Leather and Swarovski Wave Case ($60)You’ll always know whose iphone it is with this stand-out genuine leather / Swarovski-embellished iphone 5 case. A great way to protect your phone while stating your style.www.deosstyle.com
Electric Picks “Two Heads –Stars” women’s Bracelet ($60)More rocker chic. Electric Picks is a contemporary jewelry line with a rock’n’roll heritage. Its designer, MJ Barton, started her career working with a number of rock bands, starting from custom-designed guitar picks and then extending her line to bracelets and necklaces. The Two-Heads bracelet features 2 gold plated skulls anchoring a hand-painted star bead, along a string of hermatite stones. www.electricpicks.com
Randolph Bright or Matte Chrome Aviator Sunglasses ($129)A classic style originally built for the U.S. Military, now a mainstream sunglass style. www.shop.randolphusa.com
Roman & Sunstone Pinky Rings ($50)Add a dash of pizazz with Roman & Sunstone’s Luxe Triangle Python pinky ring - a high polished 14k gold plate featuring faux python inlay. Or try the Roman Luxe Polished Square Front pinky ring which features a casted oversized square in the centre. www.romansunstone.com
Stephanie Kantis Chain ($235-495)If there was ever a piece of jewelry that gave you the most bang for the buck, Stephanie Kantis’ chain is it. Stephanie’s talents in interior and home product design are clearly demonstrated in this one-of-a-kind versatile chain which can be worn 15 different ways for all occasions. With interlocking loops, the innovative chain can be transformed into a multitude of looks either alone or mixed & matched with pendants – due to her signature “S” clasp. You have to see it to believe it. www.stephaniekantis.com and in finer boutiques and department stores.
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