This fall, as fashionable high school and college students get ready to return to school, they will be tossing their cargo pants and midriff-baring duds in favor of sleek blazers and equestrian-inspired gear. Or so parents hope.
According to a survey of young trendsetters by Euro RSCG Worldwide, an advertising agency, students will be exchanging thigh-high boots, big hoop earrings, and bright colors for high-heeled loafers, 'Dynasty'-esque hair, and clothes in darker shades - brown, black, and navy.
Looking at the broader trends suggested by the survey's findings, Marian Salzman of Euro RSCG says: "Taken together, our findings point to a move away from faddishness and toward products and fashions and styles with more enduring appeal."
The mod look, brunettes, gold, blazers, leather, Tom Ford-designed Yves Saint Laurent, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Audrey Hepburn slides, pearls, denim miniskirts, and Lacoste brand clothing.
The hippie look, blond hair, silver, jean jackets, tweed, clothes with logos (except for Lacoste), aviator sunglasses, turquoise, short pants, small bags (Fendi Baguettes), and body glitter.