12.05.2013
BENCH/ Teens Holiday Collection: Blog-Worthy Festive Fashion

Teens have never been as style-conscious as they are today. The rise of social networking sites have fueled an influx of outlets for modern teens to express themselves through fashion. At the helm of this style revolution are young stars Juliana Gomez and sisters Julia and Claudia Barretto. The fab three headline the Bench Teens Holiday Collection. Following in the footsteps of their parents, the girls are poised for superstardom, and have each garnered their share of endorsements and appearances. When first told that they’d be working on a new campaign for Bench, Julia, Claudia, and Juliana were psyched and eager to see the collection’s newest outfits—which exceeded their expectations. It was a cheerful scene all throughout the campaign shoot, as the influential teen role models strutted in style, and sparkled in their favorite brand’s fashion savvy casualwear.

Inspired by past, present, and future trends with circus whimsy as its backdrop, the campaign focuses on style themes that cater to fashion-conscious teens of today. All pieces have a touch of fashion-forward flair and keep things real by being easy-to-wear. Enjoy mixing and matching pieces for endless blog-worthy style options that hit it big this season. Looking for style inspiration? Read on and grab yourselves a piece of the next-big thing in teen style.

Active teens who go for a hip vibe will love the sporty pieces from the Bench Teens latest collection. Go for graphic tees sporting vintage fit, and 3D prints for a playful casual look. Hip details such as gloss and embellishments add glam, while linear panels and color blocks create structure and interest. The outcome? Your choice of future glam, sporty luxe and high-energy ensembles.

Known for being active in sports just like her father, Benchsetter Richard Gomez, Juliana’s picks from this collection include vintage tees, a roomy sports shopper bag, and stripped tops that fit her on-the-go, active lifestyle. She loves how these tops go well with shorts and skinnies. Teens who are into sports will love her  laid-back style tips on how athletic, sporty pieces can turn into casualwear staples.

The brand also caters to those who love dressing up: Classic and romantic themes are echoed in key pieces from the collection. Recreating a modern fairytale, these outfits boast of high-end luxury fabric which create sleek silhouettes. Be a princess in ornate accents with a Baroque-inspired feel. Catch attention in sheer fabric with mystical animal prints, tattoo-inspired strokes, and classic elements that elevate style to a whole new level. Fall in love with keepers such as detachable collar polos, cable pullovers, slim fit joggers, and tapestry panel print shirts. Match these with classic compact satchels or slim hiker backpacks to stow essentials while on the go.

Julia Barretto’s girl-next-door charm and fashionista style sense radiate as she tries on sheer printed pieces with her favorite Bench denim skinnies. Take a tip from Julia by pairing a cute feminine top with distressed denim shorts to add a bit of edge to your look. Unleash your inner IT girl: Go for florals, bold colors, and a bit of denim, and you’re solved for the holidays!

Street style it is: hand-drawn vintage graphic tees are the next must-have fashion staples. Inspired by classic souvenir and tourist tees, this set from Bench gets an upgrade via a military finish and unrefined textures that add street to daily casualwear. Fall in line as the military fever takes full effect: Camo details appear in essentials such as vintage shirts, patch and pocket pique tops, and head-turning statement tees. Tailored shorts and retro shirts add structure and contrast to the collection’s build-up of street wear appeal.

Join Claudia Barretto as she experiments with this easy-going style. You can go as simple as pairing denim shorts and a statement tee with your favorite kicks, or slipping on a collared dress and accenting it with a thin belt. Master those layers by topping your look off with a bold-colored cardigan, bejeweled with a cute brooch.

Beat the Christmas rush and start planning your holiday outfits early. Get your fashion fix from the Bench Teens Holiday Collection: Available at Bench stores nationwide.

 

   

 

 

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