Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Too Cool for School

Getting your keiki ready to go back to school is a lot like a team challenge on a fashion reality show. You start with a whirlwind shopping trip, spend hours squabbling over key looks (there may even be a tear or two), then come show time, you send them out and hope for the best.

The main difference? You don't need a tall German supermodel or silver-haired adviser to tell you what's in or out; you've got Pearlridge Center and its five must-haves for a stylish start to the school year. Even better, shop at the Center this weekend and earn three HawaiianMiles for every dollar spent on back-to-school purchases.

That's how you make it work.


Lei Chic
Keeping Tabs
Staying organized has never been easier, thanks to high-tech tablets that keep essential messages, calendars, notes and video chats right at your keiki's fingertips.
From top: Blackberry Playbook, $199.99, Apple iPad, $499.99 for 16GB, $599.99 for 32GB, RadioShack.
Lei Chic Dress for Success
Combine classic prints with a bold pop of color for a sweet, stylish look.
Polka dot dress, $42, Prototype. Earrings, $4.80, Forever 21. Belt, $16, Nicky Shoe Company.
Lei Chic Street Smart Style
Balance an edgy tee with a preppy plaid button-down shirt.
Bloodbath T-shirt, $30, Prototype. Billabong shirt, $51, Blue Hawaii Surf.
Lei Chic Pumped Up Kicks
Run to the head of the class in stylish yet comfortable sneakers with cushioned heels and durable rubber soles.
Nike Air Prestige 3, $80, Foot Locker.
Lei Chic Watch Your Back
This backpack is as functional as it is fashionable, with pockets for books, laptops, sunglasses and an insulated cooler pocket, perfect for water and snacks.
DaKine Duel backpack, $70, HIC.

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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