Nearly three in four kids are inspired by their parents' sense of style from when they were teens

Nearly six in 10 American kids admit to stealing one of their parent's old outfits to wear to school, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 kids ages 5-18, and their parents, reveals that nostalgia for the fashion of their parents' era is strong — with three in four kids saying they think their parent's sense of style as a teenager was actually "cool." Kids aren't just longing for styles of the past, but implementing them into their own wardrobes, with 63% of kids saying that they love retro fashion and find inspiration from the past for their daily school outfits. Yet, the survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Zulily, found that it's not just retro styles that are trending this back-to-school season. A second phenomenon revealed by the research - dubbed "movers and shakers" - shows that kids see style as a way to express their confidence. Ninety percent think being able to express their personal style helps them feel more productive at school, and nearly half of kids (48%) think a cool or fashionable outfit is essential to their success at school.

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