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Four Cute (And Hot Weather-Friendly!) Outfits For Class

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Chapel Hill chapter.

Though it’s technically fall semester, nothing about the weather right now says fall. Hot sun, less sleep and trying to get back into school-mode can really take a toll on your energy, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be reflected in what you wear!

Especially in the first few weeks of school, it’s smart to dress well for class– you never know who you could be sitting next to! So check out these five easy outfits that are cute enough for Econ 101 and the sweltering ten-minute walk to get there.


1. A Crop Top and High Waisted Shorts

This super trendy look carried you easily through your summer, so why not bring it to school? It’s not like the weather is any different. As long as you keep the look appropriate for class– yes, you can find a crop top that doesn’t show your belly button– there’s no reason that this relaxed outfit can’t work for back to school.



2. Silky Shorts and Tank Tops

Like the above look, but don’t want to be trapped in thick denim all day? Try the same type of look, but with lighter materials. Silk, chiffon and satin are great for hot weather because they’re light and feel cooler on your skin than cotton or denim. In regards to shorts, they’re also much comfier when you’re sitting in class all day! Check out this awesome pair of shorts from Forever 21… super cute and cheap!

3. Rompers

Rompers are great for warm weather because they provide an entire outfit in very little fabric. They’re as versatile and easy to wear as dresses, but are a great alternative to dresses when you want a slightly more casual look for class. These two styles– both from ASOS– are perfect examples.

                                            Buy this one here… and the one below here.

4. Your School Spirit!

If you’re looking for a more comfortable outfit for class, there’s still a foolproof way to look cute without putting together an outfit like the ones above. Repping your school’s gear is a great outfit cheat! You’ll look like you have a lot of school spirit (you do!) and you’ll stay cool and comfy. The best part about this option? You don’t have to go to the mall to buy your gear! Head over to the Student Stores and indulge in some good ole fashioned Carolina Blue for class. Always a win.



Happy back to school, collegiettes!




Picture 1: http://cdn9.lbstatic.nu/files/looks/small/2013/07/05/3144532_PicMonkey_Collage.jpg?1373020144

Picture 2: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=bottom_shorts-loose-fit&ProductID=2045607842&VariantID=

Picture 3: http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Playsuit-in-Floral-Print/10yyuv/?iid=3054198&cid=7618&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Floral&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1QbGF5c3VpdC1pbi1GbG9yYWwtUHJpbnQvUHJvZC8.

Picture 4: http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Towelling-Beach-Playsuit/10qpi9/?iid=3151158&cid=7618&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Nectarine&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1Ub3dlbGxpbmctQmVhY2gtUGxheXN1aXQvUHJvZC8.

Picture 5: http://store107.collegestoreonline.com/webitemimages/107/442159.jpg

Picture 6: http://acc.teamfanshop.com/COLLEGE_North_Carolina_Tar_Heels_T-Shirts_Tank_Tops/North_Carolina_Tar_Heels_UNC_Ladies_Forget_Me_Knot_Tri-Blend_Tank_Top_-_Ash


Gabriella (Gabbie) Cirelli is a first-year student at UNC Chapel Hill from Andover, Massachusetts. She is currently majoring in Journalism with a minor in French. She loves running, shopping, reading, writing, and travelling, and finding new blogs to follow. She hopes to study abroad in France during her time at UNC, as well as (hopefully) score tickets to a UNC- Duke basketball game!
Megan McCluskey is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. with Distinction in Journalism and Mass Communication, and a second major in French. She has experience as a Campus Correspondent and Contributing Writer for Her Campus, a Public Relations Consultant for The V Foundation, an Editorial Assistant for TV Guide Magazine and Carolina Woman magazine, a Researcher for MTV, and a Reporter and Webmaster for the Daily Tar Heel. She is an obsessive New England Patriots and Carolina basketball fan, and loves spending time with her friends and family (including her dogs), going to the beach, traveling, reading, online shopping and eating bad Mexican food.