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.