The signs of a new school year are probably evident every time you look in the mirror, having decided on an annual hair color (darker is fab this fall) and cut (perhaps pixie, a la Emma Watson). But there's oh-so-much more fashion prep to be done before the first bell rings.
Before you do some serious trend shopping, it pays to take stock of a few wardrobe basics. The minimum? Leggings, plain tank tops and camis, well-fitting jeans and a couple of neutral, floaty cardigans for girls -- basic tees, jeans and a hoodie or two for boys. Then, get down to business -- adding only the Fall 2011 trends that suit your style. The key, as you've no doubt already discovered, is to add elements of sensational seasonal looks to those you already love to wear.
Now that you've got a game plan, it's time to get game. Here are five back-to-school trends we adore.