The long days of beach lounging, sunblock applying and boardwalk strolling have quickly come to a close and many of us are venturing back to our college campuses to embark on a brand new year. While students everywhere are getting back on their school grind, us Fashionistas are also getting back on our fashion grind. It is time to ditch those bikinis and cover-ups and begin the year on a stylish start. Now, I know many of you are stressing over what to wear on those first days back. But hakuna matata my fashionable friends — I have you covered.
The way I see it, the first day of school outfit should reflect the balance of both simplicity and details. You want to showcase an appealing outfit to your new classmates without looking like you put effort into it. After all, you are making the fast transition from summer time to school time. You still want to hold on to that carefree attitude as long as you can, which includes what you wear.
I met this Fashionista (who so perfectly follows my “first day of school” philosophy) on her way to class. She was strolling down the street with a white-laced top that had darling detailing going vertically down the middle. Underneath she wore a black camisole to emphasize the sheer lace strips that went around the tank. She paired her shirt with black mid-rise frayed denim shorts, which were her summer staple item just a few weeks earlier.
As for her accessories, she accompanied this outfit with a classic gold watch — a must-have for a Fashionista with a demanding schedule. On her other arm she wore a variety of gold and brown bangles. She choose to walk in simple brown sandals that had small gold accents. Last but not least, (and my favorite summer accessory) her whole outfit was brought together by gold-rimmed Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses that kept that late summer sun from her eyes.
One Simple Change: Going out with friends later for a celebratory “we survived the first week of school” dinner? Experiment with statement jewelry such as a bold chunky necklace or a large wrist cuff. Also, trade in the summer sandals for a pair of combat boots to give yourself an edgy night look.