Back-to-school fashions: camouflage is in

- Back-to-school shopping is on and, of course, parents can't forget about fashion.

Annie Georgia Greenberg, fashion editor at large at Refinery29, gave us some tips on how the girls can look like fashionistas this fall. She said velvet is a really rich texture that you can get at many price points. You don't have to go full out velvet. A velvet backpack, purse or even shoes will do.

Another big trend is camo. A kind of cargo pant is coming back as well as old-school Dickies and Carhartt, Greenberg said. Also look for military-inspired parka jackets. It is the 1980s, 1990s vibe with oversized denim and oversized military jackets. Ripped denim, appliqué, embellished denim, and patch work are really big for fall.

And if you have some floral in your closet already, don't get rid of it. Greenberg said florals that were big in spring and summer are sticking around straight into fall.

Don't forget the backpack. Greenberg said adding your own embellishments with pins or patches can be fun.

From girls' fashion to boys'.

Erika Katz, the author of Coach Parenting, said ripped jeans are the hot thing this season. You can pair the jeans with a nice plain Henley, a long-sleeved T-shirt with buttons. She also said everyone is wearing bomber jackets. She recommends a thicker, warmer jacket you can wear into November and December.

Katz agreed with Greenberg that camo is back for girls and boys. We're seeing it in jeans, bomber jackets, and more.

The kids need to go back in style and the parents need deals.

Trae Bodge, a smart shopping expert for slickdeals.net, said that according to the National Retail Federation parents are going to be spending around $700 per child. For that reason, parents should look for stores that offer 20- to 40-percent discounts. She recommends Target's Cat and Jack collection and Art Class collection. She also said The Gap and The Children's Place are trendy and have back-to-school sales.

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