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The Accessories Council’s Must-Have Fashion Accessories for Back to School

Before you know it, summer is over and it’s time to get everyone ready for back to school. With the help of Lyss Stern, founder and president of Divalysscious Moms, we got a sneak peek of top picks in fashion accessories for the upcoming back-to-school season whether it be college, high school, junior high, etc.

RUUM American Kid’s Wear Sequin Dot Backpack

Perfect for the girl who is all about the glam. Featuring the typical backpack features – front zipper, inner compartments, and adjustable straps – this classic school bag gets a makeover with its all-over black and white polka dot sequins. With a retail price of $44.50, accessorizing your glam girl won’t break the bank. Available at and at 22 retail store locations.

Steve Madden Canvas Backpacks

Continuing with more cool backpacks, Steve Madden features soft cotton canvas backpacks with faux-leather accent, patterned in playful prints (floral, tribal and camo) to let you stand out from the crowd. A great bonus: they come with a matching cosmetic case! Grab any of these at Nordstrom for $54.00 each.

Fossil Florence Collection

Boasting a cool new face shape, these stunning watches are available in jewel-toned leather straps and metal bracelets and at $75.00 – %95.00 returning students will always be on time and in style. Get these styles

BCBGeneration Herringbone Fedora

A popular print for fall, this herringbone weave adds an extra touch of sophistication to an angora-blend fedora banded in a vibrant red broad ribbon. Menswear-inspired fashion is always a hit and at $38.00, you can’t go wrong with this BCBGeneration topper. Available at Amazon, Dillard’s, Macy’s,, Nordstrom, Von Maur, and Zappos.

Randolph Bright Chrome & Matte Chrome Aviators

Aviators are once again taking over eyewear (did they really ever leave?). Originally built for the U.S. Military, the flagship Aviator sunglasses were battle tested by pilots as they were originally made to protect their eyes while flying in addition to radiating style year round. These classic eyewear silhouette can be seen gracing the faces of several celebrity heavyweights. Get these Randolph Aviators for $129 and are available at

David & Young fashion Scarves

A cool scarf is a must for your fall fashion wardrobe. For back-to-school, a great scarf, especially one that can be worn several ways like the above David & Young fashion scarves are essentials. Rock this figure 8 scarf as a hood, tie it as a bow, drape it loosely around your neck. The David & Young Fall 2013 collection includes on trend looks focusing on key prints: animal prints, kitschy icons, geometric/Aztec prints, feathers and leaves, and tie-dye, etc. These range from $24.00-$36.00 and are available at Nordstrom, Macys and on

DEOS iPHONE 5 Pink Leather & Swarovski Wave Case

With cellphones a staple in our lives and our need to add our style and personality in all aspects of our lives, accessorizing your cellphone with a cool case is as natural as putting on your jewelry. DEOS (Defining Expression of Style) introduces this genuine leather case embellished with Xirius Chaton Swarovski Elements featuring an advanced putty construction system that creates lasting and durable adhesion with maximum radiance. Get it for $60.00 at

Stephanie Kantis Jewelry

In this crazy economy, you definitely want your money’s worth and because of that convertible fashion and accessories are a hit with everyone. The Nobility Bracelets can be looped together to create a necklace and her innovative chains can be worn more than 15 different ways due to her signature “S” clasp. Find out more at

Roman Luxe Pinky Rings

Yes guys, Pinky Rings are back and a huge trend for fall. Featured above are the Roman & Sunstone Luxe Polished Square Front Pinky Ring and Luxe Triangle Python Pinky Ring. Both are made with 14K gold with the Polished Square Ring featuring a casted oversize square in the center and the Triangle Python Ring boasting a faux python inlay. Both rings retail for $50.00 and are available at

Electric Picks “Two Heads – Stars” Women’s Bracelet

Featuring skulls, one of the biggest embellishment trends, this Electric Picks “Two Heads – Stars” Women’s Bracelet is a hand-beaded and knotted bracelet which features hematite, gold-plated skulls, and a hand-painted star bead. This contemporary bracelet is made in NYC and embodies the rock n’ roll lifestyle. Perfect for stacking, each bracelet is $60.00 and can be purchased at

Big Buddha Carmen Wallet and Calvin Klein Bookfold Wallet & Key Fob

Older students will love the above wallets. The Big Buddha Carmen Wallet also makes a wonderful clutch. It’s interior features a playful prints, dividers to keep you organized, snap closer and is made with non-leather croc. It retails for $30.00 and is available at The Calvin Klein Bookfold Wallet & Key Fob is made with genuine leather, comes in matte black and dark gray, it retails for $45.00 and is available for purchase at Macy’s.

Carlos by Carlos Santana Carryall

Who says your school bag has to be a backpack. Are you a college student or going back to school, check out this Carlos by Carlos Santana Carryall. Featuring whip stitch chain detailing and stud accents, a spacious interior, pocket-lined, and made with faux leather with an adjustable, detachable shoulder strap, this dual handle bag is perfect to take you from work to your classes. The Carryall retails for $108.00 and is sold in Macy’s stores and on

Empowered by You Women’s Underwear

Combining beautiful, comfortable, sexy high-performance underwear with a great cause, the Empowered by You is lingerie with a purpose. Featuring a seamless fit, patented flocking technology that prevents slipping or bunching, has moisture wicking fabrications used in performance gear. Empowered by You donates 20% of their net profits from every panty they sell to charities that provide micro financing loans for women’s businesses throughout the world. Each panty is presented in a small, clear zip-closure smart-pack that is resealable and reusable and retails for $20.00. To purchase, go to

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