Understandably, many middle schoolers just want to blend in. Rocking the fashion boat can bring a lot of unwanted attention, but it can also be liberating. Don't be afraid to stand out and have your own style! If you see something cool, wear it on the first day of school and tell everyone it's all the rage in France. Even if no one really believes you, they'll still be curious -- and you'll definitely score points for being a risk-taker. As long as you're in compliance with your school's dress code and sticking with age-appropriate outfits, experiment with looks until you find one -- or several -- you like. Chances are your classmates will be following your lead soon, instead of the other way around.
- New York Magazine. "The 10 Best Fashion Apps." July 19, 2010. (July 19, 2011) http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2010/07/the_ten_best_fashion_apps.html
- Plato's Closet. "How It Works." (July 21, 2011) http://www.platoscloset.com/how-it-works
- Swapstyle. http://www.swapstyle.com (July 21, 2011)
Looking for back to school fashion tips so you can look stylish and still meet the pesky school dress code? Check out our 2012 back to school fashion tips.