Head Back to School in Style with the Help of Your Favorite ABC Family Characters

Head Back to School in Style–with the Help of Some of Your Favorite ABC Family Characters(Source: ABC Family)Heading back to school, work or the reality of autumn in general doesn’t have to be gloomy. Just take a cue from the stylish high schoolers seen on ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars and Switched at Birth—namely, their lively wardrobes reflecting their diverse personalities. To help you switch gears for fall, we’ve scouted out some of the characters’ distinct gear, suited for all different tastes and budgets, to help you tote the day-to-day essentials in style.

Head Back to School in Style–with the Help of Some of Your Favorite ABC Family Characters(Source: eBay, Barney's Warehouse, Amazon, Forever 21; Clockwise: Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Backpack, $190, at ebay.com; Rebecca Minkoff Studded Selena Backpack, $595 $439, at Barney's Warehouse; Jansport Classic SuperBreak Backpack in New Storm Grey/Black Lacis, $48 $42, at amazon.com; Forever 21 Chain Strap Zip-Front Backpack, $33, at Forever 21)While they do tend to put us to shame with their designer handbags, the recent Rebecca Minkoff options (top) worn by two Pretty Little Liars are currently on sale. For a girly-meets-boho bag, find Ali’s (Sasha Pieterse) colorful printed napsack with leather-fringe zipper pulls ($190) on eBay. If you like to take a walk on the edgier side, consider Aria’s (Lucy Hale) studded-leather snap version ($439), which is also reduced at Barney’s Warehouse.

The fashion-forward friends also sport more affordable options, usually from Urban Outfitters and Forever 21, however those tend to sell out faster than their eclectic costume changes. Instead, we found a look-a-like to Emily's (Shay Mitchell) polished quilted accessory ($33) that balances her typically sporty threads. Over in the Kansas City halls of Switched at Birth’s fictional high school, Bay (Vanessa Marano) keeps it classic with her Jansport in a romantic yet subtle lace print ($42), and we found it marked down on Amazon.
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