Trendy School Clothes for Teens Under $50 \\ © Christopher Futcher\Getty Images(© Christopher Futcher\Getty Images)

Hitting the books means sporting some new looks, with the latter being a lot more to a teenager's liking than the former. And while students of a certain age are prone to peer pressure when it comes to school-day styles, this doesn't mean parents need to spend scads of cash. Plenty of on-trend togs are up for grabs at surprisingly inexpensive price points. Young scholars will learn you don't have to overspend to flaunt the trends.

Blouses, Tops and Tees: Front Lines

Tops for teen girls run the gamut from super-casual to retro-pretty. T-shirts are longer and looser this year, but their relaxed shape is jazzed up with trend-right stripes. Baseball tees bring their own kind of classic colorblocking to her fashion game. Light blue chambray shirts get awesomely accented with lace insets or antique floral prints (flower patterns are everywhere right now), while lace is the main ingredient in sweet stretch tank tops she can layer over a cami. Dudes still dig graphic tees: This season's hottest sport '80s-inspired designs or surf-centric vibes. And long-sleeve shirts go preppy with skinny vertical stripes, bold with big checks or punchy with plaid.