Trendy Teen Styles

Dallas personal stylist Kristin Shilling shops for the trendy teen set; find out what coveted items are tops for her clients this fall.

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What do stylish teens want in their wardrobes? Find out from the Dallas personal shopper who caters to the cool kids.
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Though it's actually a diaper bag, teen stylist Kristin Skilling loves these adorable bags from Marc by Marc Jacobs for her clients searching for a haute "schoolbag," which is cool teen speak for backpack. "Pretty Nylon Eliz-A-Baby" bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $288, Nordstrom.
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What do trendsetting girls want rock when headed back to school? Leopard flats and colorful wellies, which Skilling sources for her clients frequently. Animal-printed versions from Steve Madden are perfect and budget-friendly; at left, the "Koool-P" flat, $89.95, and at right, the "Triumphl" lace-up oxford, $62.97.
Skilling says Nordstrom never fails to yield the ideal homecoming or sorority social dress for her clients, like these shown here. At left, a cute sequined shift by Way-In, $74, and at right, a beaded, one-shoulder frock in jade by Accidentally in Love, $68.
What is Skilling coveting for Fall? She - and her youthful clientele - are craving cool boots. At left, the "Phoneicia" boot from B Brian Atwood, $595, and at right, suede booties by Rag & Bone, $550; both on-trend boots available at Intermix.
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Skilling wisely notes that every woman should have a perfectly fitted pair of jeans in her closet, no matter her age. Shop these pairs at Dallas' The Blues Jean Bar from some of the stylist's favorite brands. From left to right: "Stevie Viper" jean, Fidelity, $185; "Emma" wax-coated burn jean, DL1961, $154; "Brigette" skinny micro jean, Joe's, $189; all available at The Blues Jean Bar.
For fashionable teen men, neon shoes are highly sought after, according to Skilling. At left, the "Samba" shoe by Adidas, $49, and at right, the aptly named "Campus 2.0" tennies from Adidas, $65.
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