By Staff Reporter (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Aug 14, 2012 06:15 PM EDT
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With many schools and universities starting their academic calendar this week and others in a few weeks, many students will be looking into gearing up with school supplies and gadgets but at the same making an impression on their 'mates with their looks on the first day of class.

Market Watch is reporting that retail sales throughout the country saw some gains (0.8%) during the month of July and prospect that back-to-school sales will 'help drive gains in the late-summer and early autumn.' This means, people are and will be opening their wallets this season and if that is the case they'll want to look into the following seasonal trends to make the fashion statement.

Bright Tennis-Shoes:

Bright colors are back in style and with them bright colored shoes which can serve to contrast colors with your jeans or pants.

Nike Dunk High Premium – Neon Nylon (http://www.sneakerobsession.com)
Nike Dunk High Premium – Neon Nylon (http://www.sneakerobsession.com)

Smartphone cases:

With students carrying their smartphones everywhere nowadays, the case is the perfect accessory through which one may reveal one's own style.

iPhone Cases (http://www.marcjacobs.com)
iPhone Cases (http://www.marcjacobs.com)

Layered Bracelets:

Trendy for both males and females, these accessories can be used to highlight a look characterized by solid colors clothes.

Layered Bracelets (Photo Credit: nycmominthecity / creative commons)
Layered Bracelets (Photo Credit: nycmominthecity / creative commons)

Beanie Hats:

Not only will these help you quickly cover up bad hair, but it'll help you 

Beanie hats (Photo Credit: http://tweetbuzz.us/domain/whitebeaniehat.clothingstoredd.info)
Beanie hats (Photo Credit: http://tweetbuzz.us/domain/whitebeaniehat.clothingstoredd.info)

Colored Jeans:

Just like the bright sneakers, colored jeans are trending this season. Neon-colored are quite visible and remember not to wear garments of clothes that will drive attention away from the jeans.

Kate Middleton Colored Jeans (Photo Credit: Reuters)
Kate Middleton Colored Jeans (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Bright Bags:

These bright bags might pair up well with the bright sneakers. Use your backpack not only carry your items, but also to reveal your style.

Jansport Backpacks (Photocredit: Jansport)
Jansport Backpacks (Photocredit: Jansport)

Brooches:

A great detail to accompany blazers, jackets or even thin sweaters. It can act like the punch that one needs when making a fashion statement.

Brooches (Photo Credit: http://malayakisses.com/brooches)
Brooches (Photo Credit: http://malayakisses.com/brooches)

Patent Flats:

These look good with dresses and skinny jeans for casual gatherings or even dates. Not only do they shine, but they give a clean impression.

Patent Flats (Photo Credit: http://www.dsw.com)
Patent Flats (Photo Credit: http://www.dsw.com)

Long Blazer:

These look good with tops and denim shorts according to Seventeen. Also, they can provide not only style but heat during chilly autumn mornings.

Blazer (http://http://passionforfashion13.blogspot.com/2009/08/blazer.html)
Blazer passionforfashion13.blogspot.com/2009/08/blazer.html)

Tribal Prints:

Tribal prints are in this season and girls can wear it up on their tops, dresses or even backpacks.

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