Today's kids are a fashion-conscious bunch, and here are five of the styles they want the most for back-to-school 2012!

These tips come courtesy... of Chassie Post from the Gilt Groupe shopping website and Gilt Baby & Kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1- Color Blocking:Wearing bold colors together and layering those colors is a hot trend for fall.  Mix in some of the summer clothing to get more bang bang for your buck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2- "Skater Cool':  Skater Cool is still cool with the boys.  Urban colors, plaids,  hoodies, skinny jeans or baggy jeans are what the boys will want to wear back to school this year .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3- Boho Chic: The girls will be clamoring for those popular faux fur vests, chunky knits, tiered and ruffled dresses, and a super trendy spun light-weight scarf!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4- Florals:  Florals aren't just for summer anymore! They make a very feminine look for the young ladies at school this year!  Darker-colored florals are especially popular this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5- "Mini-Me" : It's Dad's clothes for the little guys!  Mini-Me favorites include the classic navy blazer,  super-popular military clothing and Army jackets and even Dad's fedora as a finishing touch!