Back To School Fashion Trends from Woodfield Mall + WGN News

Here’s a clip of todays segment on WGN News. A big thank you to my beautiful models – Amayah, Kristen, Lisa, and Lauren!  
Will post my full outfit pics soon! Scroll down to see some behind the scenes pics:
These are three trends that will be super hot for back to school shopping! Read below to find out what they are and what exactly the models are wearing in the fashion show! You can find all of these items at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg! 
  • Trend 1: Field Trip

Ditch the standard school uniform and spice it up with pastels. Sweet pastels, bright prints and metallic finishes adorn light denim jackets, floral printed shirts, bright bags and runway worthy shoes.

Model #1- Amayah McDermott is wearing…

  • Jacket $79.50, Top $28, and Jeans $49.50 from Aeropostale
  • Bag $49.99 from JCPenney
  • Watch $60 from Swatch
  • Shoes $19.95 from Buckle
  • Trend 2: Into the Woods 

One of the season’s hottest trends is city-meets-country. With rich fall colors like caramel, burgundy, gray, navy and army green, channel your chic explorer with utility jeans, flannel shirts, bold bags and chunky boots.

Model #2 – Kristen Javens is wearing…

  • Jeans $40.00 from JCPenney
  • Knit Tank $38 and Jacket $79.95 from Buckle
  • Plaid Shirt $30 from Aeropostle
  • Bag $49.99 and Shoes $69.99 from JCPenney
  • Watch from Swatch $120

Model #3- Lisa Fergus ( is wearing…

  • Hat $19.95 from Buckle
  • Sweater $32 and Top $54.50 from Aeropostle
  • Jacket $49.95 from The Buckle
  • Joe Fresh Jeans $34, Shoes $59.99, and Bag $59.99 from JCPenney
  • Trend 3: Chelsea Girl

Stand out from the crowd in a London-inspired mash-up of ‘60s mod and downtown cool. Mix cozy knits with a-line minis, black opaque tights and a dark bag for a polished, ultra-modern look. 

Model #4- Lauren Roth is wearing…

  • Top $34 from JCPenney
  • Skirt $30 from Aeropostale
  • Shoes $45 and Bag $44.99 from JCPenney
  • Watch $160 from Swatch

Check out these looks and more during Woodfield Mall’s ABC’s of Style in association with Teen Vogue’s Back to School Saturdays on Saturday, August 16, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The free event features style presentations and fashion advice from Teen Vogue Style Features Director, Andrew Bevan, live performances by IM5 and The House on Cliff, prizes and the best in back-to-school shopping. 
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I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
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