11 Fall Fashion Trends to Buy for Your Tween Girl (So You Can Be the Cool Mom)

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Back-to-school is an endless struggle. Between fighting over what you both think is “acceptable” to saying no to that overpriced backpack that she really doesn’t need, make it easy on yourself by scooping up these adorable and affordable fall pieces that will undoubtedly impress her.

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Floral Bombers

You’ll be happy she’s warm; she’ll be thrilled it’s not a logo sweatshirt.

Hannah Banana ($30)

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Layered Tanks

What goes around comes around—like your child wearing the outfits you wore in the ‘90s.

Tucker + Tate ($39)

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Velvet Flats

A fun pair of shoes she can wear to Sunday night dinner with Grandma. (And thanks to the dressier fabric, these will work for holiday parties, too.)

Sam Edelman ($59)

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Saks off Fifth

Two-tone Denim

She’ll feel like a million bucks in this on-trend style (and will never guess you spent less than $30).

BlankNYC ($30)

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Lace-up Hoodies

The cool-girl way to layer. 

Maddie ($44)

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Sweatshirt Dresses

Save this pajama-like dress for those extra difficult mornings.

Nununu ($67)

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Embroidered Denim Skirts

Snag her a pair of opaque tights so she can wear this well into the season.

Bardot Junior ($70)

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Embellished Sneakers

On trend and in the dress code.

Stuart Weitzman ($52)


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Patchwork Tees

You can even DIY this style once she wears this one into the ground.

True Religion ($39)

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Sporty Shirtdresses

Just add a denim jacket and sneakers for a perfect pep-rally outfit.

Love, Fire ($30)

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Mixed Media Sweater

The patterned back panel adds an extra layer of cute to a regular old jeans-and-sweater look.

Tucker + Tate ($39)

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