Back-to-school fashion for high-schoolers

By the time they’re high-schoolers, teens have strong — did we mention strong? — opinions on what they like and what they don’t like. Embrace their fashion opinions and style sense by shopping secondhand and letting them put together their unique look for less.

Look No. 1: This is a casual dress-up look featuring a versatile T-shirt dress both parents and student can love. Cost breakdown: Black and white striped Maurices T-shirt dress, $4.49 with 50% off color tag of the week; Mossimo polka dot shoes, $3.99; and YMI Jeans jean jacket, $7.99. Total for 3 pieces: $16.47

Look No. 2: Here’s a casually cool outfit for him that features the comfort of a sweatshirt but paired with quality khakis and a tee underneath to give it a dressier feel. Cost breakdown: Urban Pipeline red and gray shirt, $2.49 with 50% off color tag of the week; American Eagle zip-up sweatshirt, $11.99; American Eagle khakis, $8.99; and Nike new-with-tags suede Zoom Air in gray, $11.99. Total for 4 pieces: $35.46

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a nonprofit human services organization whose mission is Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at, a women’s apparel website, and It offers four Donation Express sites and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit

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