Teens need to stay in the latest fashion and styles. In these economic times, parents want durable, quality clothing that will stand up to the rough and tumble teen. Teens like to pick summer styles similar to those of their friends and other role models.
Television programming is a good place to start determining which styles will be hot. Shows with teens as the primary audience influence the current trends, so look for popular styles at Republic in order to get the correct cut and coloring.
Here are a few tips when shopping for teen clothing:
Trendy and traditional sums up the teen summer wardrobe. Men’s t-shirts with retro graphics or current musical icons are hot again. Boys and girls both wear graphic tees, but girls have more options. In addition to current icons, retro icons are also in vogue.
Skinny jeans are cool for the right body type. Fortunately, loose cut retro fitted jeans are popular too. Summer styles are trendy in new shades of green, orange, and red. Definitely not your dad’s jeans.
The maxi dress is making a comeback with teens. This classic is one of those fashion pieces that will bridge the gap between summer and fall. Many will wear the maxi back to school as well. Be willing to pay a little more to get quality in this style since it is one of those long wear pieces.
Change up the maxi look with a colorful tee. In the fall, consider a long sleeved tee.
Summer Style Accessories
Summer accessories include bright plastic bangle bracelets in multiples; long chain necklaces for teen girls; and rope beach necklaces for both boys and girls. Metallic bracelets worn in sets of five or more are also very trendy this summer.