19 Back-to-School Clothing Styles for Tall Teens - 2023 Guide

19 Back-to-School Clothing Styles for Tall Teens - 2023 Guide

Ah, the thrill of a new school year! Fresh notebooks, new faces, and of course, the perfect opportunity to showcase your style. But for tall teens between 5’9” and 7’1”, finding the right fit and style can sometimes be a challenge

But not to worry, the team at American Tall has you covered (literally) with our guide to the latest back-to-school clothes for 2023 for you tall guys and girls. Let's take a look at the top 19 styles that will have you strutting those long hallways with confidence from head to toe. 


1. Classic Tees

The quintessential tee is more than just a piece of cloth; it's a canvas that speaks volumes. The Original Essentials SLIM-FIT Long Sleeve Tall Men's T-Shirt in Navy has a muted shade that’s versatile, making it a must-have for every tall boy over 6’. For girls 5’9” and above, the Tall Women's FITTED Ribbed Long Sleeve Henley in Astro Dust is not just a tee; it’s simple and stylish wrapped in one.

Remember, fit is everything. Opt for well-fitting long-sleeve tees that aren’t too short at the waist and sleeve. Check out our collection of tees tailored for the tall here.


2. The Right Jeans

Never underestimate the power of a good pair of jeans. Whether it's relaxed or slim-cut, American Tall has the perfect pair that fits your long legs, with inseams starting at 34”. The Everyday Comfort 5-Pocket Pant for Tall Men in Black is the perfect blend of comfort and style, tailored to accentuate the long lines of your legs for those requiring a 36” inseam or higher. 

For the girls, our Sarah Mid-Rise Skinny Jean in Black is more than just a pair of jeans; they're a second skin that moves with you. If you’re not sure how to find the right jean inseam for your long legs (it can be tough, we know), check out our guide here.


3. Layer Up with Flannel

The start of school means the end of summer and the welcome of cooler temps, and what embodies fall more than flannels? 

Take American Tall’s Flannel Button-Up Shirt for Tall Women in Mauve and Blue Plaid, for example – it’s the perfect mix of fun colors that brings warmth and a hint of summer to chilly days. And for you tall teen boys over 6”, our Nelson Flannel Shirt for Tall Men in Dark Cobalt & Black gives an elevated aesthetic to that classic lumberjack style. 

4. Bomber Jackets

Bomber jackets like our LJ&S Cotton Bomber Jacket in Sahara are where functionality meets style, so it’s no wonder they make our 2023 back-to-school style guide. Whether it's nylon or cotton, a bomber jacket is a must-have for every tall teen's wardrobe. They guard you against those incoming chilly winds and make you look effortlessly cool at the start of the school year.


5. Chinos for Versatility

Chinos are a great alternative to jeans, especially for the on-trend teen who wants an elevated look. They're comfortable, stylish, and can be dressed up or down. Remember to focus on fit, especially for those long legs. Luckily, we offer between 34” and 40” inseams that will give you the perfect fit for your height.  

Explore our range of chinos here.


6. Hoodies with a Twist

American Tall’s collection of hoodies are the epitome of comfort and can easily take you from the breezy feel of fall to the chill of winter mid-school year. They're perfect for layering and give an urban athletic vibe that’s stylish for tall teens, and all without worrying about sleeve lengths that are too short and chest measurements that are too big. 

For the boys, take a look at our Wearever Fleece Pullover Men's Tall Hoodie in Navy Mix for that casual style that goes with almost anything. Girls, cue up the Wearever Fleece Relaxed Fit Women's Tall Hoodie in Black with a matching pair of Slim-Fit High-Waisted Sweatpants and a pair of black Cons for an edgier but effortlessly relaxed look.


7. Summer and Spring Vibes

When the school year starts, summer isn’t quite done with us yet, and that means still dressing for the heat. For the warmer months (spring, we’re looking at you, too), think lightweight fabrics and brighter colors. 

Boys, polo shirts like our Men's Tall Classic Polo with Embroidered Logo in Spring Olive and shorts are your best friends during warmer weather. And girls, this Cropped Waffle Tee in Green Camo Print can make a style statement that’s worth seeing (get it?).


8. Varsity Jackets

Varsity jackets are a nod to the timeless charm of school spirit. They're a blend of comfort and style, making them the perfect choice for those who want a classic look that can't go wrong. Go team!


9. Knitwear for the Win

With the start of the school year, we know that fall’s cool-down is on its way. Thankfully, there’s always well-made knitwear. From cardigans to pullovers, they add a touch of modern sophistication to a school outfit and earn their rightful place on our 2023 back-to-school clothing guide.

For example, this Women's Tall Rolled Mock Neck Sweater in Light Cobalt is not just a sweater; it's a vibrant statement of style that will fit any tall girl 5’9” to 6’6”. Pair with tailored pants and platform sneakers to confidently walk the halls with this elevated look. And boys, stay warm by trying our LJ&S Acid Wash Knit Tall Men's Sweater in Vintage Surplus Green with light blue jeans for a cool ‘90s vibe.


10. Sporty Joggers

For those casual days or gym classes, joggers are a must-have. They're comfortable and stylish. These Utility Cargo Joggers for Tall Men in Evening Blue Mix, for example, are perfect for teens wanting a casual chic style as part of their back-to-school clothes. They're comfortable, stylish, perfect for any school schedule and are available in 34” to 40” inseams.

Learn more about how to style sweatpants and joggers.


11. Graphic Tees for a Pop

While basics are essential, don't shy away from graphic tees that showcase your personality. They're bold, vibrant, and a reflection of who you are, which is always something you want to come through when choosing your back-to-school clothes.


12. The Power of Layering

Layering isn't just about staying warm; it's about showcasing your style. Mix and match different pieces to create unique looks as you craft your back-to-school style. The key is picking clothes that are versatile, allowing you to mix and match with different pieces, creating a unique look every time.


13. Denim Jackets

Denim jackets are timeless. Like our Men's Tall Denim Trucker Jacket in Mid Ocean Blue or our Tall Women's Denim Jacket in Vintage Medium Blue, they can be paired with almost anything, making them a must-have for every tall teen’s 2023 back-to-school wardrobe.


14. Leather Jackets

It’s universally agreed that leather jackets are the embodiment of cool. They're bold, edgy, and scream confidence, making them the perfect choice for teens who want to make a statement at school. Shop our Faux Leather Bomber Jacket for Tall Men in Black or our Faux Leather Moto Jacket for Tall Women in Black for the ultimate in back-to-school style. 


15. Puffer Jackets for Extra Warmth

Puffer jackets are a stylish addition to any tall teen's back-to-school look come winter. After all, they legit protect you from the biting cold while making you look effortlessly on-trend. What more could you ask for? 

For a pop of color, girls, try this Women's Tall Hooded Puffer Jacket in Lavender Fog. And guys, it never hurts to go classic with our Medium-Weight Tall Puffer Jacket for Men in Charcoal.  

16. Shackets for Casual Chic

Shackets are still a popular style choice this year (and let’s hope they always will be – ‘cause, hi, we love them). They're simple, on-trend, functional and perfect for any casual outing. Girls, pair our Faux Leather Shirt Jacket for Tall Women in Vanilla Latte with a black crop top and sleek black leggings for that relaxed but stylishly casual look. 

And boys, don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you! Grab our LJ&S Men's Tall Sherpa Lined Shirt Jacket in Midnight Navy & Ecru Plaid along with a classic white henley and a perfect pair of jeans is a solid go-to when fall hits this school year.


17. Sneakers All Day Every Day

When you’re building up your closet of back-to-school clothes, from classic white sneakers to more sporty designs, ensure you have a variety of sneakers to choose from. They're comfortable and perfect for those walks between classes.


18. Boots to Stand Out

While sneakers are great, don't shy away from boots this school year. They can elevate your look and make you stand out. Why? Boots, such as the always-popular Dr. Martens, are bold. They're the perfect blend of style and functionality, making them the ideal choice for those who want to stand tall and stand out. 


19. Accessorize Right

Accessories are the finishing touches that complete an outfit. From belts to wristwatches, they add a touch of elegance to any outfit. Check out our men’s and women’s accessories to complete your back-to-school looks.

Bring your back-to-school style to life with American Tall!

A new school year is an opportunity to redefine your style. With the help of this back-to-school guide, you're not just wearing clothes; you're wearing confidence. So, here's to a new school year filled with new opportunities, new friendships, and of course, new back-to-school clothes!

Happy back-to-school shopping, tall teens! Discover a world of style tailored just for you at American Tall.

Not sure about your size? Here's a guide to sizing tall clothing.