Before stylish kids go back to school, they have some homework to do: studying up on what to wear. We photographed a few Lake Country School students to show their new looks for hitting the books. Here's a preview of their inspired fashion for back-to-school 2012.



Wearing: Shirt and jeans from Nu Look Consignment, Converse from her cousin and crocheted bag that she made.

Describe your style: "I'm not your typical girly girl."

Favorite class: "I really like writing and reading, so English, I guess."

Excited to go back to school? "Yes, I'm entering the junior high and a lot of big things are happening. It's all new."


5th grade

Wearing: Columbia raincoat, leggings from J.Crew, boots from Shoe Zoo and LeSportsac bag.

Favorite store: J. Crew.

Favorite class: Reading or art.

Hair tip from her mom: "Always carry a binder on your wrist."

Future plans: "I want a job where I get to wear sweatpants everyday -- except for summer."



Wearing: Her mom's old shirt, a handmade skirt, cardigan from Savers, Payless shoes, bag from Target.

Favorite stores: Old Navy, Nordstrom Rack, Macy's, H&M. "I love Savers -- I found three pieces of Abercrombie and Fitch that are so cool."

Favorite classes: "Art and reading. I'm good at math, but I don't like it."

Future plans: "I want to be famous -- I either want to be a fashion designer or an interior designer or something I haven't thought of yet."


Mall of America, Bloomington.

Known for glamorous and comfortable footwear, Stuart Weitzman is now stepping up his handbag collection. Relaunching with swankier styles to pair with the shoe collection, the line features everything from day bags to red carpet-worthy clutches. Envelope clutches, like this one, are a big trend for fall.


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Parc Boutique's fall look book: Need some inspiration for fall? Browse the shop's new look book, featuring layers, jewel tones and neutrals.

Parc Boutique, 320 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls.; 612-353-4966,


Wahl Face the Tour at the State Fair: Men may want to visit the Wahl mobile barbershop for free facial hair trims and styling ideas. They'll also be scouting for the local man with the best mustache, beard or goatee to be named the Wahl Man of Minneapolis, who will win $500, a trimmer and the opportunity to compete for Wahl Man of Year.

Through Monday, State Fair, St. Paul, see for additional details.


Nail Files Mobile Spa: Katie Cazorla, star of TV Guide Network's "Nail Files" and a Los Angeles-based manicurist, will be visiting the State Fair and Southdale Mall. Receive a complimentary mini-manicure and get the scoop on the show's current season.

9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. Sept. 3, State Fair and noon to 6 p.m., Tues. Sept. 4, Southdale AMC parking lot, Edina.

Sara Glassman • 612-673-717