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8 Fall Items That Will Freshen Up Even the Dreariest Closet

Rock the academic year with these back-to-school styles.

By Danielle Wright Published in the September 2022 issue of Houstonia Magazine

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

Whether you’re entering your last year of middle school, navigating the first year of high school, or gearing up for a new college semester, it’s never too late to snag new back-to-school swag. Instead of swarming the mall, hit up local boutiques like Impeccable Pig and Beehive to discover the perfect gear for fall, such as trendy tops like the Joyful Noise sweater or statement slacks like the Emory Park Ace pleated pants. Local designers Daze Suave and Ryan Knew also have some of the trendiest pieces for your ultimate back-to-school wardrobe, reflective of the new season and the new you. No matter your style, these garments are a must for your fall closet.

Yeci Studios

Denim Jacket



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Houston brand Yeci Studios has created an exclusive denim jacket that stands out in a crowded market. With the signature Ball N Parlay text invading the front, the jacket features four front pockets for easy storage, with the brand name–detailed buttons to keep your effects closed in tight.

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Forever 21 Bob’s Burgers Graphic Tee 


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If you’re a fan of the Belcher family, you’ll love the Bob’s Burgers graphic tee from Forever 21. The knit material makes this baby-blue crewneck tee super soft and pairs perfectly with your favorite jeans and silver accessories. 

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Converse Run Star Hike


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What better way to stay true to your Southern roots than with a pair of Converse? The classic brand’s latest Run Star Hike platform sneaker elevates the time-tested design with a jagged sole and Wild West embroidery. 

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Impeccable Pig Follow Your Heart Sweater


Although Houston may not experience some areas’ fall weather, classrooms around the city will be blasting a chilly AC. Stay warm and fashion forward with an Impeccable Pig sweater, which features striking pinks in a heart print to outfit you for a great day. 

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Asch Building Freshwater Coin Pearl Silk Cord Necklace Local


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No matter how flashy the outfit, it won’t be complete without accessories. This gold freshwater pearl chain by Asch Building will become your favorite go-to necklace, as its simple design is infinitely versatile, from a dressy Tuesday to a relaxed Thursday.

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Vans Classic Slip-On 


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Add some color to your shoewear with a checkerboard Vans Classic Slip-On. The green design outshines your usual monochromatic shoes without detracting from the rest of your outfit.

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STAG Provisions Imogene + Willie Lone Star Cowboy Tee


Looking for a shirt that’ll make you look good with minimal effort? The Imogene + Willie Lone Star Cowboy tee is the answer. The STAG Provisions exclusive features a Western skull graphic that goes great with sweatpants, basketball shorts, or new blue jeans. 

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Nike Air Max Terrascape 90


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For the Nike boys who want to try something new, the environmentally friendly Nike Air Max Terrascape 90 is probably one of the most exciting shoes to flaunt. The sneaker’s exterior features an array of materials such as a gridlock pattern, a speckled rubber sole, and a stitched logo that’s both fashion forward and consciously designed. 

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