Cool for School

Felicia Salazar

Felicia Salazar opened Fifi & Bella, a new clothing boutique on Greenwich Avenue, to fill the void for a teen and tween destination downtown. She relied on the experience of shopping with her three daughters, aged thirteen to twenty, who both provide their insight into buying decisions and help out in the store. With a mix of everyday pieces—think denim, joggers, layering basics—and dance-ready dresses and accessories, Salazer has options for every occasion. Here, she weighs in on transitioning from summer to fall with options for fashion-forward students.

TAKE NOTE

  1. Use a good foundation piece like a tank top or cami and throw a denim or bomber jacket over it. You can also do the same with a sundress or jumpsuit.
  2. Add lucite jewelry to floral and suede dresses for the fall season.
  3. Camo is still really big for teens and tweens. Look for faded prints and pair with distressed denim.


Tractr jacket; $88


Stack of lucite bangles; $64


Camo sweatshirt; $56

Fifi & Bella
50 Greenwich Avenue
203-489-3450; fifiandbella.com



Steve Madden sneaker; $100

Sporty-chic tri-stripe taping on bags and footwear is evolving in a big way throughout the season.
JILL ORALEVICH, DIVISIONAL MERCHANDISE MANAGER, LESTER’S



Beige Luncher; $149


OUTSIDE THE BOX

DITCH THE BROWN PAPER BAG FOR THIS GROWN UP ALTERNATIVE

If buying a new wardrobe and a set of school supplies was your favorite way to celebrate the end of summer, you’ll love this stylish update on the lunchbox. Make-ahead meals—often the healthier and more economical option—continue to rise in popularity but come with the annoyance of carting extra containers, often in a plastic or paper bag. Enter Modern Picnic, a chic solution from Greenwich native Ali Kaminetsky. A vegan leather exterior takes the shape of a classic handbag while a functional insulated interior hides your leftovers. It’s a fashionable way to keep your look and your lunch fresh. modernpicnic.com

All images courtesy of designers/brands.

 

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