BE “IN”-SPIRED BY TV’S HOTTEST BACK-TO-SCHOOL LOOKS
Both Parents and Teens win with celebrity look-a-like styles from Marshalls by Hollywood stylist, Art Conn
FRAMINGHAM, MA (Fall 2009) – Life is imitating art this back to school season with television’s hottest shows inspiring the most fashionable back-to-school looks. But parents and teens don’t need celebrity-sized budgets to achieve the look of their favorite TV character. Whether the look is preppy, rock or grunge, off-price retailer, Marshalls, has all of the trendy, in-season clothing and accessories to re-create any look for a lot less than department or specialty stores. To ensure teens have the proper style-guidance before roaming the “hall-runway” and hitting homeroom, Marshalls is teaming up with celebrity stylist, Art Conn to show how to get those must-have looks at no-fuss prices. Conn has developed a list of top looks, as well as tips on ways to wear them back to school to help all teens make the fashion grade.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the most sought-after fashion icons. One of my favorite things is to show how easy it is to take inspiration from their looks and re-create your own without sacrificing high-end style at prices that fit within your budget,” says Art Conn, fashion stylist. “Every time I shop at Marshalls I am always amazed by the great designer looks and trends I find at such low prices. It’s not about big budgets or living in a fashion capitol, you can still get the top trends that you see your favorite celebrities wearing for a lot less at Marshalls”.
“For back-to-school shopping, Marshalls is a win-win for parents and teens,” says Laura McDowell, Marshalls spokesperson. “Juniors can get everything they need from school supplies to designer fashions to re-create their favorite celebrity looks, and parents are happy saving up to 60 percent off department store prices. It’s the perfect fashion and financial lesson!”
The most popular styles this season are taken from the hottest TV shows and fall in to three distinct categories – rocker, grunge and preppy. When choosing a back to school wardrobe, it’s key to find pieces that can be worn multiple ways. Art did the homework for you, and has suggestions on how to bring the looks from your favorite celebrities to real life for a fraction of the price. Here are Art’s suggestions on how to wear the must-haves of the season:
Xoxo, Preppy and Plaid
Spotted, the looks from everyone’s favorite Upper East Siders roaming the halls of high schools everywhere. On the girls – skinny jeans, paired with ruffled tunics or menswear-inspired button downs under blazers. Accessories include beautiful brooches worn on the lapel and ballet flats or detailed pumps. The boys have been spotted wearing madras plaid shorts, striped sweaters over collared shirts, buttons downs with vests and driving moccasins, and even hats as they dress to impress.
Idol-ize Your Wardrobe
Rockers can rejoice – it’s easier than ever to show off personal style without selling out. Novelty leggings are key this season – cutouts, rips and tears, lace and thermal styles. Booties – heels, flats and wedges – complete the look. Rocker chicks can layer leggings under fitted dresses or flowy skirts worn with a motorcycle jacket or plaid button down and an over-sized or studded belt. For guys, the essential element in every rocker dude’s wardrobe is the hoodie. Find a vintage or distressed hooded sweatshirt and layer it over graphic tees or collared shirts. Pair the look with denim and let the inner rockstar come out.
Let style shine from dusk ‘til dawn with attire inspired by everyone’s favorite vampires. To get the perfect “grunge” look, girls and guys can actually wear modified versions of the same trends – torn or repaired denim skirts for girls and pants for boys, flannel plaid button downs for boys and plaid tunics for girls. No grunge look is complete without accessories. Hats such as fashion skull caps make a great accessory, as do scarves and funky sneakers or chunky heeled shoes.
Welcome to College Country
Back-to-school shopping means more than just shopping for a new wardrobe. Marshalls is a one-stop shop for all back-to campus needs – college students can find everything from bed spreads to room décor to mp3 player docking stations and even school supplies for their new dorm.
About Art Conn
Art Conn is a seasoned celebrity wardrobe stylist and is currently one of the stylists on “American Idol.” For the last five years, Conn has helped dress everyone from David Cook and Jordin Sparks to Adam Lambert and Kris Allen. Art has also dressed celebrities like Kristin Cavalleri, Tyra Banks, and “Bachelorette,” Jillian Smith for photo shoots, celebrity award shows, talk shows and more. Additionally, Art has styled many music videos and concert tours for artists like Pink, Lenny Kravitz and Meatloaf.
Special Departments to Suit Every Style
The CUBE is the sweet spot is for juniors’ right inside select Marshalls’ stores. Intended for young women who are looking for the season’s hottest trends and styles, this easy-to-shop ‘boutique within a store’ showcases up-to-the-minute looks in apparel, shoes, handbags and jewelry. The CUBE presents a stylish look and feel, with a color scheme, music and lighting unique from the rest of the store. Rather than being arranged by size, apparel in the CUBE is organized by style, so shoppers can find what they’re looking for and create a stylish, head-to-toe outfit more easily. To find a CUBE location, visit www.marshallsonline.com/cube.asp.
Marshalls Shoe MegaShop
Marshalls Shoe MegaShop offers hundreds of styles for every activity. From gym shoes to prom heels, Marshalls carries a wide variety of sizes and styles for everyone. After all, no outfit is complete without the perfect pair of shoes. Check out the great selection of designer and brand name shoes at the best prices around…we know you will come back for more! To find locations of the Marshalls Shoe MegaShops (found inside most Marshalls stores), or for more information, visit www.marshallsonline.com/megashoe.asp
Marshalls is one of the nation’s leading off-price family apparel and home fashion retailers with over 810 stores spanning 42 states and Puerto Rico. Marshalls offers a wide selection of current season, top quality, brand name fashions for the entire family as well as giftware and domestics for the home at prices 20-60% less than department stores, specialty boutiques and catalogs.
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