With back-to-school shopping on everyone’s mind these days, Tweenhood asked the style experts at Triple Flip to share some of this fall’s fashion trends for tween girls. Here’s what they had to say…
Fall fashion must-haves for the tweens in your life
For 8-13 year old tween girls, fall is the perfect time to show off their personal sense of style, as the summer shorts get put away and school and activities get back back into full swing. From school supplies to outfits, tweens are all about creating a look that is personalized and unique, and hunting down that cool “must have” to take back to school with them. And while their tastes are often sophisticated, we know that comfort still rules, as they gravitate to the things that allow them to move and are soft next to their skin.
At Triple Flip, we try to make it easy. Our fall collections are geared for the fun lifestyle of today’s active girls, with outfits that have a sense of fashion forward style and are versatile enough to be worn to school, with layering pieces that take them right through to their after school activities. From cool accessories, to the kind of footwear that girls can slip on and off easily, we get what a tween girl wants. Triple Flip also offers those specialty pieces that are designed for dance, gymnastics, and other sports, where girls can find the great colours and fit that they love.
Looks We Flip For:
This season’s top trend is the “Moto” look. And Triple Flip has you covered with the great Beckett Jacket in faux leather that comes in a warm caramel or black, with a stylish asymmetrical zipper. This easy wear jacket is as much a statement piece, as it is becoming a new fashion basic, from girls to adults. It’s perfect for those in-between seasons. For the fashionistas, it gives that bit of funky edge to an outfit. Rocker chic without being extreme and you’ll see it worn with jeggings and boots, as well as with pretty skirts.
Tops We Flip For:
Sweaters have really taken the spotlight this year, with everything from fun, chunky knits to graphics and stripes. We love the personality that the Fall 2013 sweaters have, and see them being worn over jeggings or paired with a girly skirt, for a funkier look. The fashion tops also have some hints of luxury styling, but done in great fabrics that are washable and comfy for girls. Watch for studs, chiffon, or faux leather patches on some of the amazing tops we have this season. And for underneath, Triple Flip’s exclusive Skivvies are the perfect layer for girls. A soft bra cami or tank next to the skin gives an extra degree of comfort, a peek of colour, or coverage before a full bra is needed.
Bottoms We Flip For:
No need to trade in comfort and fit when you see what’s in store for new fall bottoms. Leggings and skinny jeans are what it’s all about with great new prints and textures! Printed leggings are IT! Our most popular leggings are soft and stretchy, with prints ranging from galaxy to tribal and cartoons. Have fun with these “out there” looks for crazy legs. Our most exciting styles for jeggings are coming in all sorts of new fabrics. Our Top Pick is the snakeskin print jeggings, done in a soft French Terry fabric that is styled like a jean, but feels as soft as sweatpants. Watch for coated fabrics to give that faux leather look, and soft stretchy denims that make jeggings an essential piece to every girl’s wardrobe.
Toes We Flip For:
Tweens are constantly on the move, and their footwear needs to kick it up and go too! Triple Flip is featuring a great selection of TOMS in glitter, limited edition prints and hot colours and classics, all in tween sizes from 11 – 6. TOMS are one of those shoes that are always the first to be chosen as girls are running out the door. Comfy and easy to wear with just about anything. In the boots department, the shorty boot is the perfect pairing with skinny jeans. We are going crazy for the Roxy Girl Weston Boots that are the perfect complement to the Moto look that is hot this fall.
Accessories We Flip For:
Our Top Pick for fall has to be in our bags, where we have the best selection ever of school backpacks and gym bags.
The Pixel Art Backpack, featured at the Museum of Modern Art, is the ultimate personalization piece, with silicone pixel squares that you can create your own image on the outside of your backpack! Triple Flip is the exclusive supplier of the Pixel Art Backpack in Canada. The Mad Pax Spiketus Backpack with crazy coloured soft spikes is also a hit, while ROXY continues to show a great selection of backpacks that are decked out in features. Our pick is the Bunny Backpack, which includes a detachable lunch kit.
Triple Flip’s furry gym bags have long been a tween favourite, and this year, the wild faux furs have exploded into other school accessories, from binders and notebooks, to lunch kits and pencil cases.
Find all your tween fall fashion must haves at Triple Flip locations across Canada or see it online at www.tripleflip.ca
For more tween fashion insight from Triple Flip, be sure to check out A Tween’s Guide to Holiday Fashion.
About Kathy Sima
Kathy is a work-at-home mom of two tweens who gave up her career as a financial advisor when her son was diagnosed with autism at age 3. She now works as an assistant to an ADHD life coach and as City Leader at City Mom Now, where she writes about fun things for moms to do - with or without their kids in tow. When it comes to parenting, Kathy truly believes there is strength in numbers and knows that sharing stories and strategies with other parents has helped keep her sane (so far!)