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Hot List 8.8.14: Back-to-School Edition

1. Actually, parents just do understand—that these Frank & Lu boys’ jeans in Jade Stone are seriously cool. $69. Roman & Leo, 8664 E. 116th St., Fishers,
2. Dope’s “Splatter Tee” is our favorite item for guys in Pattern’s brand-new boutique thanks to its concealed hoodie-style front pocket. That’s some Hoosier ingenuity—the streetwear brand started in Bloomington before moving to Los Angeles. $46. Pattern, 877 Massachusetts Ave.,
3. This season, crocheted shorts are everywhere (well, at least on young, toned legs). If they pass your school’s dress code, stock up on colors at Pitaya. $16. 842 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-465-0000,
4. School may be back in session, but swipe on Bite Beauty’s non-sticky fruity lip gloss, and it will still feel a little bit like summer. $22 each. Sephora, for locations
5. Baggallini “Safari Bagg” crossbody has enough interior and exterior pockets for all of a teen’s necessities—and it’s lightweight, water-resistant, and easily washable. $99. The Container Store, 4120 E. 82nd St., 317-248-2225,

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.