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Trend Spotting: 2014 Back To School Trends We Adore + $200 Target Gift Card Giveaway

The new school year is upon us! My children kicked off the new school year today and we have been gearing up for the past few weeks. One of my favorite thing's about this time of year is spotting all of the fun new trends. 

These are some of the top 2014 back to school trends that we are loving this year:

  • Tartan, Sassy, and  Pretty: This Fall, kids fashion is all about the plaids! This trend is mutual among boys and girls fashions too. It's not just your traditional green and red plaid tartan either! We've seen everything from the traditional red/green tartan plaid, to bold bright colors, to pastel plaids. Whatever your preference, this fun trend is great for mixing and matching this season. We also love all of the Houdstooth, stripes, and prints we are seeing this season! While floral prints are definitely big right now, ironic prints are also trending. Cute leggings with {adorable} mustache prints, hearts, rainbows, eyeglasses and animal prints - you name it, we've seen it. And we LOVE IT! Don't overdo it though.  Mix and match these fun trends with solid colors and add some great accessories. You'll be spot on this Fall!
  • Shine On: Metallic's are back and better than ever this season. While we love this trend, we prefer metallic's in smaller doses when it comes to kids fashions. Think cute metallic accents or a great metallic backpack.  Even a cute metallic clutch purse adds the perfect touch to any ensemble.  
  • So Fab: Add a bit of flair to any outfit with a cute leather jacket or leather accents. This trend is huge for girls this season. Not into the leather fad? Try accessorizing with an adorable suede purse with fringe or if you prefer this trend in smaller doses, try a leather cuff bracelet or a cute clutch purse.
  • For the Love Of Denim: Denim jackets are back in a big way this season! We are seeing a ton of fun colored and blue denim jackets this year for both girls and boys. This is a trend that goes way back to my early days so, obviously I have an infinity for this one.
  • Layer It: Layers are HUGE this fall in the kids/tween/teen fashion sector. Layer a cute plaid shirt over a graphic tee, and top the look off with a great vest (like the one pictured above) for the boys.  For the girls, layer a cute leather jacket or cropped denim jacket over an adorable plaid dress (like the one from L.L.Bean pictured above). Layering is a trend that works for both boys and girls, when it's done right of course.
  • Own It: Making your space your own while your at school has never been easier! Dress up your locker with an adorable locker chandelier. Wall POPs offers a version with a sensor that turns on when you open the locker door (and off when it's closed), and the magnetic attachment makes it a cinch to install/un-install! Kick it up a notch with a large locker kit from Wall Pops. These kits comes complete with locker "wallpaper" and accessories for organizing your space (all of which easily remove at the end of the school year). Large locker kits are available in a ton of fun print/color options too so, their is something for everyone.
  • For the greater good: Gearing up for the new school year while doing something good for others has never been so simple! While there are a ton of school supply companies that donate a portion of their proceeds to amazing charities (and we love them for it!), this year we are totally crushing on the bright pops of color and generosity of Yoobi! These fun  & fashionable school supply products can be found at Target retail stores nationwide and online at . For every product purchased - they donate a product to a school in need. 

*Disclosure: Samples of some of the featured products above were provided for review purposes.

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