Fall means back to school, which as crazy as it sounds, is one of my favorite times of the year. I am thrilled to be reunited with all my friends again, and yes, I do look forward to starting new classes. But most importantly it is one of the best times to freshen up your wardrobe. Since we’re college students, not only do we pay attention to trends, but we also have to pay attention to price. That’s why when it is time to go back to school clothes shopping, Fashionistas look for pieces that can be incorporated into various looks without looking repetitive. At Macy’s mstylelab, their selection of stylish brands is the perfect place for any Fashionista to shop for all of her looks in one place.
Many students equate lectures with work-out shorts and a school T-shirt, but it is my belief that if you look good, you feel good so why not exchange those comfy shorts for a pair of jean shorts and a light sweater. No one willing enrolls in an 8 am class, but those of us who have that misfortune know that those mornings can be a bit chilly, which is why I loved this American Rag ¾ length sleeve sweater. The American Rag collection was one of my favorites because it has incorporated the summer trend of festival style into its fall pieces. For those of you bohemian Fashionistas, this is a collection you must check out. I went ahead and paired the sweater with Levi’s high-waisted jean shorts for a casual look perfect for class and then meeting up with friends for lunch.
Dresses are my must have item for the fall and the high-low trend is a perfect mix between your summer mini skirt and your winter skinny jeans. I adore this floral print Jessica Simpson dress that I found in the Macy’s mstylelab. It can easily be a causal look for the daytime, but I love it for a nice dinner with a chic bun and a colored lip or for a cute brunch with a simple fishtail braid. The dress is adorable enough itself that it doesn’t need lot’s of accessories. I definitely recommend keeping your hair pulled back to show off the delicate neckline and the stylish back. When it gets colder, thrown on a denim jacket, also available in the Jessica Simpson collection of the Macy’s mstylelab, for a look that won’t take away from the dress.
Last up is a look for those early fall nights when it’s still a bit warm and you’re out socializing with your friends. A peplum high-waisted skirt from the Keds collection and a simple black American Rag tank make for a relaxed yet classy going out look. The Keds collection had a very dainty, Taylor Swift-esque feel with breezy florals and cute blouses. The peplum skirt is one of my favorite pieces in the mstylelab because it can be worn at any time of day in almost every season. Both of these pieces are very versatile and can be layered as the weather gets colder. Add tights, combat boots and the Jessica Simpson denim jacket mentioned in the previous look for an October-appropriate night out. To toughen up the dainty skirt, add a graphic tee or leather bomber jacket for an edgier look.
No matter what your personal style is, the Macy’s mstylelab has something for everyone. Mix and match pieces from the various brands to create your own unique look that can sustain your wardrobe for those long fall months. It’s the perfect place to inspire your new back to school look!