It’s hard to believe back-to-school season is here once again, but the countdown is on to get ready for another successful year. As much as we may not like to admit it, it’s time to say goodbye to vacation, beaches, and endless hours of relaxation. The good news is, this is the perfect opportunity for a wardrobe update as the first day of school means your big reveal! That’s right; it’s when your fellow classmates see you again for the first time in ages! Okay, fine- not ages, just a couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be geared up and ready to go to make the 2105-2016 school year your most stylish yet! Destin Commons is your one stop shop for all things back to school fashion, and we’re here to help ensure that you ring in the school year with #straightAstyle!

We know you’ve spent all summer planning a stylish new wardrobe that represents you and we want to see it! Take a selfie of your back to school look and tag it #straightAstyle and @thedestincommons on Instagram for a chance to win a $50 gift card to come shop at Destin Commons and update your closet with the latest styles and the hottest brands for the new school year! So hurry up and show us your #straightAstyle and be entered in to win today!


“We’re doing things a little differently this Back to School season. We want you to step up, stand out, and make a statement. Dance to the beat of your own drum. You’re a star — run the show. Celebrate your uniqueness. It’s your world. Wear what you want.” Forever 21 style is about start being loud, proud, and confident in your look. If you are looking for classic pieces with a bold twist, these duds will make that oh-so-easy, from on-trend monochromatic pieces to military-inspired decals to athletic cuts. You are sure to find affordable looks for every style at Forever 21.


This year H&M is offering sustainable back to school fashion! From eco-conscious denim and graphic tees to quality basics, no matter what grade your heading into this year, you’ll be going back to school in eco-friendly style! Oh yes, you can go green in colorful frill skirts paired with a cozy knit sweater for those brisk mornings on the school bus. Embroidered sweatshirts layered over soft organic cotton tees will make him the coolest kid on the playground, while a classic polo shirt suits well for picture day or a traditional uniform. Looking for some quality basics for fall layering? H&M has a range of tees, sweatshirts, hooded jackets, and joggers available in fun patterns or bright solids, all made from more sustainable materials.


Organized chaos is the best way to describe Zumiez style. They represent fun and free style with an edge. Zumiez’s offers a large assortment of brands and merchandise from top players in the surf, skate, motocross and lifestyle apparel industries. Our knowledge of ever-evolving trends and our access to the most popular brands allows us to have an unparalleled assortment of merchandise. Their selection and the look and feel of our stores are distinct and create a shopping experience that is unique, creative and fun. With bold colors, bright designs, and sick graphics, they are sure to carry some seriously stand-out pieces to amp up your waredrobe.


When it comes to school style, there is nothing more versatile and comfortable than a good pair of well fit jeans. This back to school season, American Eagle Outfitters is celebrating denim in a BIG way. Not only are they introducing a new fit of denim, they have even expanded the fit selection of their bestselling jean, Denim X. If you are looking for style and comfort, then don’t miss out on AEO’s fall collection to get you started for the new school year.


Hollister is the fantasy of Southern California, with clothing that’s effortlessly cool and totally accessible. If you are looking to take the stress out of Back to School, then be sure to check out their easy-breezy styles and classic pieces for easy mixing and matching. They have polos, tshirts, caridgans, and dresses in all colors to keep you looking fresh no matter the season. You’ll be California dreaming all year long.


Francesca’s boutiques offer an eclectic mix of carefully-curated clothing, bright baubles, bold accessories, and playful gifts that are as fun to give as they are to receive. Their boutiques reveal an array of new arrivals almost daily, so you’ll always discover something special and amazing on every visit. They only carry a few of each item, so everything you find is uniquely yours. You can be sure you’ll be the best dressed in the classroom.


If you love hip and trendy backpacks & shoes, you should definitely check out Journeys. Who can resist their rainbow of Converse’s in every color, or their latest Marvel Collection? They even carry the ultra-hot Vans Off the Wall Disney Sneakers and backpacks. Having a knack for stocking the most popular styles from the hottest brands, Journey’s is a natural destination for any fashion forward student. The first day of school is your change to stand out, and Journey’s is sure to carry that ‘wow’ piece to make your style pop.


Abercrombie & Fitch stands for effortless American style. The brand has been known for its attention to detail with designs that embody simplicity and casual luxury. Rooted in a heritage of quality craftsmanship, Abercrombie & Fitch continues to bring its customers iconic, modern classics with an aspirational look, feel, and attitude. At Abercrombie, you’re sure to find on-trend looks with and all-American vibe.

You’ll be sure to ace the first day with brands that will help you find your own unique #straightAstyle. Make sure to tag your looks on Instagram for a chance to win a $50 gift card to come and shop at Destin Commons!

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