Nine out of 10 moms say they will be spending more on their kids’ fall wardrobes than on their own.
On average, families are planning on spending $131 on clothing and $48 on school supplies per child.
Source: Women & Co. and Parenting.com’s 2012 Back-to-School Spending Report
Don this on the first day of class or for an internship interview. Merona belted shirt dress, $28,
A stylish way to hold your jewelry. Little black tee jewelry organizer, $15, www.umbra.com
Turns your bed into a sitting area — and the neutral tone matches with everything. Chocolate microsuede bed rest, $27, www.overstock.com
Adds a little cheer to your first grown-up kitchen. Oneida Color Burst Lemon Drop 16-piece dinnerware set, $39, www.overstock.com
A style must-have for any big man on campus. Men’s Merona Erwin boat shoe, $35, www.target.com
Whether it’s game day or laundry day, you’ll want to be comfortable. Mossimo Supply Co. men’s long
sleeve top, $23, www.target.com
Post-Its, a pen and a highlighter all in one — perfect for those late nights at the library. Post-it® 3-in-1 Flag+ Pen and Highlighter, 2 for $6, major retailers
These add some prep school flair to any outfit. Steve Madden Missoni textured footed tights, $15,
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