Call me strange, but I can remember what I’ve worn on the first day of school since I started kindergarten (well, mostly because my parents insisted on taking a picture of me on that day every year since I turned 5). But what you wear when you go back to school, not even just on the first day, is important: everyone is dying to see who’s made a transformation over the summer. And don’t we all want to be THAT girl who people are whispering “She looks great!” about? Even if your physical appearance hasn’t changed (ahem, some of us don’t even get tan over the summer), you can at least come back in style.
Try one of these five back-to-school looks, divided into categories based on different styles, to make a statement but not look too over-the-top for your casual campus setting (leave your heels at home!). It will probably still be scorching out when you’re going back to school in August or September, but all of these looks can be worn in colder temperatures with the addition of a sweater, tights, or a scarf.
Do you love following the latest trends and goings-on in the fashion world? You are used to making a statement, so your peers will expect nothing less when you hit campus this fall.
The Staple: Long Skirt
Maxi and midi skirts have been big in the fashion world for some time now, but not a lot of college-aged girls are brave enough to rock the trend. Now is your chance to go for it! Try one of these solid-colored skirts for a sophisticated and class-appropriate fall look.
Chiffon Double-Layered Full Length Skirt
American Apparel ($58)
Calf-Length Mesh Skirt
Perforated Maxi Skirt by TV
Topshop (£90: $150 U.S. Dollars)
What To Wear It With
With this look, you want your skirt to do the talking. Tuck a solid white t-shirt into your skirt and cinch your waist with a skinny belt so your body doesn’t get lost in the volume of the skirt. Pair the look with interesting sandals in neutral colors and a long necklace. Getting chilly outside? Throw on a cardigan that complements the color of your skirt.
Trouvé Pleated U-Neck Tee
Skinny patent belt
Contributor by Rachel Comey Colorblock Sandal
Urban Outfitters ($19.99)
Gold Pinnate Necklace