Back-to-school styles give you a chance to reinvent yourself. You might only go clothes shopping when you need it. This is really a chance to get functional items but also give yourself a little bit of a makeover. Even if you want to keep the back to school styles that you usually wear this means you can just find different ways to update it and make it more modern.

One thing that you'll need to consider whether you're shopping for yourself or your kid is to read the rules. This includes a dress code or even just simple rules about skirt length. This is a chance to really make sure that you buy clothes that you can actually wear without getting in trouble.

It's also important to invest in stylish comfort. This is the basic jeans and T-shirt kind of look that has been so popular and so universal for so long. The fashion world is really changing up the look of both of these items and it is going to change the entire outfit. It's a chance to just get a very designer feeling. A lot of times, especially when you're dealing with teenagers they usually insist on designer jeans, which might not be in your budget. In this case, you might be able to go with very basic pieces that can be worn a lot. Another option is just to make sure that the rest of the pieces aren't designer so that you can save money while still giving your teen whatever item is most important to them.

There are a lot of different looks that you can get from just a basic jeans and t-shirt. If you want more of a vintage feel then try going with gray overtones. This gives a worn kind of look. You can also get jeans and t-shirts with distressing on them already, which is going to really give you the feeling of a retro or grunge kind of vibe. If you wanted something to be modern and contemporary then go with a very dark wash jean. Then pair it with a brighter or fresh color of T-shirt.

Another option is to get more versatility with the idea of layering. Right now, the bohemian kind of style is extremely popular. A lot of celebrities are even wearing this. It really allows you to use vests, sweaters, T-shirts, tank tops, and scarves in a lot of different ways. Of course, this really does require a little bit of planning. You can use the separates alone just in the summer time or over something in the winter depending on the weather.

Of course when you layer items it needs to relate to each other. This means that you will need to make a list before you go shopping to decide what you need to get. You might want to mix some pattern pieces in with more solid colors. This ensures that you end up with a style that you can get a lot of different looks out of. This is perfect if you can't buy tons of different pieces but you can just wear them in different ways every day. Just make sure that you pick a coordinating color palette that will be appropriate for a lot of different occasions like black. In fact, you can even mix all of the neutral colors together if you can't decide on a favorite color that you are comfortable wearing.