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With school just around the corner, it’s time to outfit your children with some fresh looks for fall.

This year, we enlisted the help of the experts at Westfarms Mall. Located in West Hartford, Westfarms offers a premier shopping center experience with unique to market retailers like Lego, Vineyard Vines, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Anthropogie, Free People and more.

So what are the big fall fashion trends perfect for your little student? Luckily, mixing the old with the new is having a moment, meaning you won’t need to overhaul his or her wardrobe. Instead, opt for on-trend pieces that will work well with existing clothes.

For boys, that means hoodies, printed t-shirts, camo pants (you’ll be seeing a lot of that pattern in the months ahead) and cool sneakers like slip on Vans. Check out Hanna Anderson for some on point looks, as well as accessories like Star Wars-themed backpacks and lunch boxes.

Girl’s looks are equally stylish. For classic preppy outfits accented with colors that pop check out Vineyard Vines, which offers scallop print dresses, navy blue cardigans perfect for crisp fall mornings, and of course backpacks printed with the brand’s iconic whale. For something a bit edgier, opt for trends like destructed denim, flannel shirts (they'll be everywhere) and sneakers like the Adidas Superstar.

With over 40 retailers not found in Northern Connecticut or Southwestern Massachusetts, Westfarms is the area’s favorite shopping destination for fashion.

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