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Back-to-School Fashions Get a Hall Pass

This season’s styles make the grade with an updated, artistic flair ala Hall Park.

by Amy Levenson Krumholz

Click here to view more photos from the Back-to-School photo session at Hall Office Park.


Moving on up to Middle School? These style trends will take you to the top of the class.


Audrey, 12, a 7th grader at Renner Middle School, is showing her free spirit in this easy-to-wear look. Rich burgundy colors are a favorite this fall and white skinny jeans work well into winter. Jeans and top from AMERICAN EAGLE and shoes from NORDSTROM. Pictured with MOONDANCERS by artist Jerry Daniel.




Mix in patterns or a pair of crazy-fun socks with preppy plaid. 12-year-old Carter is wearing shorts by AMERICAN HAWK (Kohl’s), IZOD button-down, socks from Nordstrom and Chuck Taylor shoes by CONVERSE.








Caden, 12, a 7th grade student at Arbor Creek Middle School prefers the classic preppy.  Shirt and shorts from RALPH LAUREN. Shoes by SPERRY. Shown here with artist Zad Roumaya’s TIME MANAGEMENT  (partially shown).



The Best Looks for High School



Casual and feminine chic is the trend this fall. 15-year-old Sophia, a sophomore at John Paul II High School is wearing a white blouse and denim jacket from J. CREW, striped skirt by LULAROE Mandy Abbott, and high top tennis shoes by SAM EDELMAN.


Summer may be over soon, but the look is ‘beachy keen’ with untucked shirts and boat shoes.  17-year-old Scott, a student at Episcopal School of Dallas, is decked out in attire from VINEYARD VINES with shoes by VANS.



Madaleine, 14, a freshman at Hebron High School, is most comfortable in blue jeans and an updated white top, both from ABERCROMBIE.  Shoes from ANTHROPOLOGIE.

(Red sculpture shown behind Madaleine)  JAGUAR by artist John Henry. Fun fact: At 85 feet, Jaguar is the second tallest sculpture in the DFW metroplex.


College on the Horizon?
Head to campus in comfort and style.



Mix 70’s style denim and accessories with a dash of pattern to create this strong look. Her denim skirt and orange tee are from J. CREW; earrings, necklaces and boots are from FREE PEOPLE. McKenna, who is attending West Point Military Academy in the fall, adds apropos flair to her look with a camouflage jacket from FOREVER 21.

(Shown behind her) THE HEADLINES SCREAMED BAITHOUSE DISAPPEARS by Artist: Joe Barrington.





Old-school Adidas, tapered jeans and a soft cotton jersey are a staple for campus life.  Rankin is attending Tulane University in the fall and is wearing The Randy Baseball Tee by LULAROE,  jeans and baseball cap from J. CREW,  plaid button-down by VINCE and shoes by ADIDAS.

Sculpture by artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir.







This updated cotton day dress from ALTAR’D STATE is easy-to-wear day to night.  Booties from ANTHROPOLOGIE.

(Shown here) BRENT’S ARCH by artist Harry Gordon.



Styled by  Amy Levenson Krumholz StylebyAmy.com

Photography by Elle Parks ElleParksPhotography.com

Creative Direction by Beth Donahue, GLF Creative Director

Special thanks to HALL Group for allowing us access to the beautiful Hall Park grounds and for the education in extraordinary art.

Good-bye drab, look-alike office buildings.
Hello, Hall Park! 

In a stunning 162-acre development, the award-winning Hall Park redefines the workplace, making a grand statement in Frisco with a 16-building complex swathed in breathtaking artwork inside and out.

The four-acre Texas Sculpture Garden greets visitors at the Hall Park entrance, surrounding the lakes and fountains with a 40-piece contemporary art collection, celebrating the work of prominent homegrown artists. Plus, over 150 pieces of art from around the world dot the lush landscape and lobbies, featuring drawings, sketches, sculptures, paintings, glass art and photography.

“Over the past 20 years of building HALL Park – from 162 acres of wide open land to 16 buildings and growing, our vision for the property has continually evolved as the way people work has evolved.   We are now looking towards the next 20 years, and we plan to continue keeping the Park relevant while retaining its existing beloved, unique features that set it apart.” – Craig Hall, founder & chairman of HALL Group

The Hall Collection

As a critical component when designing the Hall Park master plan, significant works of art were placed throughout the grounds and within building lobbies. More than 200 works created by artists from all over the world are on display here and include drawings, sketches, sculpture, paintings, glass art and photography. From humorous to serious, whether outside or in, each individual piece has been positioned and installed with the utmost of care.

Hall Park amenities include new restaurants, a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art fitness center, a wine lounge, new meeting spaces and creation of HALL Eats, a food truck court and gathering area in the center of the park.  

Barbara Milo, Director of Park Experience,  provides art tour information to the public and concierge services to tenants, including coordinating events, activities, and programs throughout the park.

For information, visit hallpark.com.  

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