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08/26/2013 05:33 pm ET Updated Oct 26, 2013

Back-to-School-Style

Whether you're headed back to school or continue to be inspired by bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils despite having graduated over a decade ago, back-to-school spirit is in the air. You can feel it in the lingering summer heat: fall is fast approaching. Whatever your age, what better time to prepare your closet for fall now that school is back in session?

Fall fashion is all about incorporating darker hues, playful prints and contemporary layers into your ensemble. Add intrigue to your fall looks by piling on a few extra pieces, mix textures for depth, and incorporate signature fall prints such as plaid and houndstooth into your outfit inspiration. Follow this checklist of these seven essential back-to-school items and you're sure to ace Styling-101!

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