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Look Smart What to wear around Western New York this month

This fall, head back to campus with cute new pieces that won't drain your summer savings.

Style 101 starts with denim in a great wash and cut -- these only cost $44. Add a ruffly top, bright drapey sweater and navy flats, and move comfortably from 9 a.m. biology through dinner at the dining hall.

And don't forget the Vera Bradley bag -- a back-to-school style prerequisite.

Get ruffled. Sleeveless white top with built-in "belt" is perfect for layering -- or on its own. $44 at Francesca's, North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park.

Ray of sunshine. Fend off the chill of fall mornings with a long but lightweight sweater. $17 (on sale) at Francesca's.

Denim does it. These could easily be mistaken for jeans that cost four times as much. $44 at Francesca's.

Skim through. Navy blue flats by Calvin Klein are A . $35 at Marshall's, various locations.

Hold everything. Your laptop, iPhone and lipgloss will fit perfectly in this "Happy Snails" Vera Bradley bag. $99 at Magpie Cards & Gifts, Buffalo Street, Hamburg.

Color splash. Earrings ($18) and bracelets ($6 each) add an extra zing of color. Francesca's.