It’s undeniable that the best thing about back-to-school is that it gives you an excuse to shop. And while buying notebooks, pens and calculators can bring joy into one’s life, it’s shopping for clothes that most find excitement in. Picking out cute new pieces for your wardrobe is easy, but the hard part is deciding how to pair them together for an outfit. During the first week of school, everyone dresses to impress but you don’t want to be one of those students who wear heels on the first day and quickly falls down a slippery slope that has them wearing sweats during the final weeks of school. Keep your style consistent throughout the year and start the first week with an outfit that expresses your personality. Not one that screams, “I’m trying hard.”
This Fashionista did a great job not only putting together a chic yet comfortable outfit for the first week of classes, but also stretching out the use of her summer essentials by pairing them with fall must-haves.
While maxi skirts looked great in the summer and were a staple at music festivals across the country, it’s even better to rock during those chilly fall days. This Fashionista’s dark maroon or as the fall 2013 runway likes to call it “syrah” colored maxi is paired perfectly with her summery floral crop top.
Accessories are just as important and this Fashionista didn’t hold back. To add a bit of glitz, a rhinestone skull ring adorns the middle finger on her right hand, which also holds her vintage shoulder purse that is just the right size to hold her books and laptop. Also found from a day of thrift shopping are the super comfortable vintage oxfords on her feet. Completing the outfit is a classic Nixon watch with a brown leather strap. A watch is a staple that’s great for not only adding to an outfit, but also ensuring you arrive to class on time!
One Simple Change: To transform this casual chic look into something more professional like a job interview, add a blazer and a pair of heels. You never know when you’ll get called in for that part-time sales associate position you applied for over the summer!