Have you ever wondered how "everyone else's" kids know exactly what's in style for the coming school year? Well, our fashion tips will have you in the know, too!

Anything green

For painting and decorating, the 2013 "Color of the Year" is Emerald, and that brilliant shade translates beautifully into fashion. Look for tops, skirts, jeans and even shoes in various shades of green.

Trends: Anything green shirts collage


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We're loving the Jade American Eagle Ruched Boho Top (AE.com, $44), the Sheer Jade Kirra Studded Stella Long-Sleeve Top (Pacsun.com, $20) and the Forever 21 Green 3/4-Sleeve Blouse (Forever21.com, $17).

Geeky glasses

Years ago, only nerds wore glasses and contacts were the thing. But today, there are so many cool options to choose from that kids actually look forward to picking out their next pair of trendy frames... and the geekier, the better!

Trends- Geeky glasses


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This school year, expect to see the return of wood frames. Proof Eyewear's Environmentally Conscious Optics Collection features wood frames made of 100 percent renewable, biodegradable, hypoallergenic materials. Your teen will love the Proof Chaplin glasses, which were designed after Charlie Chaplin! (ACLens.com, $110)

Teens with 20/20 vision can still get the look, according to Seventeen.com. Add an extra punch of style with fashion-only glasses, like the Retro Large Round Wayfarer Indie Fashion Glasses with clear glass in black or tortoise frames. (ZeroUV.com, $10)

Denim vests

For fall 2013, there's nothing quite as versatile as the denim vest: blue jean denim, white denim, black denim, faded denim. The latest trend is to wear the vests short… and with just about anything: fitted tees, lacy mini dresses, even turtleneck sweaters!

Trends: Denim Vests


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Check out the Hot Kiss Camo Trim Denim Vest (CharlotteRusse.com, $29) and the White Plus-Size Highway Cropped Denim Vest (DebShops.com, $28). And take a look at second-hand and vintage shops — jean vests have been around for a long time.

Cute Keds

Trends- Taylor Swift Keds

No one in pop culture is more adorable than Taylor Swift. The Grammy-winning style icon is putting her best fashion foot forward with her own line of shoes. The Taylor Swift for Keds collection includes 17 of the cutest styles featuring polka dots, lace, sequins and brilliant, beautiful colors.


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Teens can get Taylor's look — or create their own — by pairing them with favorite denim shorts, bold skinny jeans or a flirty miniskirt. ($50 and up, Keds.com and Taylor Swift.com; also available at Nordstrom and Journey stores)

Glitter nails

Trends: KB Shimmer glitter nailsForget phony gels and dated French manicures. The season's hottest nails trend is glitter — in colors and styles to match every new school outfit.


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We like KBShimmer's "3-Free" polishes (no toluene, formaldehyde or dibutyl phthalate) that blend glitter and flakes with micas and oxides to create fun, bold colors. (KBShimmer.com, $9)

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