All The Rage
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All The Rage
Fashion All The Rage

Retailers weigh in on hot teen fashion trends

We asked PacSun Chief Executive Gary Schoenfeld and Hot Topic Vice President Cindy Levitt what's hot for back-to-school this season. Clearly, denim is still the top-of-the-closet favorite.

Hot Topic

The look: Skinny jeans in black or red or deconstructed. Combat boots paired with a dress, tights, a hoodie and a little jacket. A backpack.

Emerging: Panel-leg skinny jeans. Vests. Studs, spikes and pins to DIY-embellish backpacks and vests. Classic rock, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.

Biggest shift from last year: A bolder, darker and edgier silhouette, with a heavy DIY component.


The look: Skinny jeans, still. Lighter, brighter colors, especially mint. Fewer neons than in spring. Prints and patterns. Chino and twills for guys rather than denim.

Emerging: Early '90s-inspired denim vests and chambray shirts. Moto jackets for girls.

Biggest shift from last year: Less plaid, more ethnic-inspired prints.

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