It’s that time of year, the period spanning the final weeks of summer to the beginning of the academic year. Stores and websites are bombarding you with ads for binders and backpacks, signaling that the school season is upon us. People spend their last days of summer differently; some choose to soak up every last ounce of beach weather before it all slips through their fingers. Students might see this period as overwhelming, especially if they are starting a new chapter in their lives—different city, new school or whatever it may be.
The last couple weeks of August tend to fly by and before you know it, you’re well into the first week of classes. For a student moving away from home, these final weeks are crucial. To get through this cumbersome time, they find themselves creating to-do lists, as well as organizing and labeling boxes.
I spotted this Fashionista on her way home from work, wearing a very appropriate outfit for a day of errands. She went classic, creating an outfit entirely from staple items. She styled a denim button-down with a black tank.
As a student preparing to leave the nest, it can be tough trying to decide what you want to wear in the final weeks of August when the better part of your closet has been packed into a box. You’ve packed all of your shoes, accessories and favourite pieces, but you need to leave out a select few. These pieces need to be versatile and, to a certain extent, basic—you want to be able to style them to suit any occasion you may encounter from now until the day you move out.
Her shoes are the quintessential choice for an active day. Chuck Taylors tend to complement practically any outfit and do not compromise the comfort of your feet. For an errand-filled day, you should always set comfort as a priority and style as the bonus—who said fashion had to be painful? She chose the classic white Converse sneakers, the very ones that come to mind whenever you hear the words “Chuck Taylor” being uttered.
To complete her casual, but cool look, she went for another timeless piece. The Classic Q Natasha bag is the perfect size to carry your essentials and nothing more. You can carry it as a cross-body or as a shoulder bag; it’s an item that you can adapt to suit your needs.
One Simple Change: Taking a well-deserved break between page one and two of your to-do list? Go ahead, kick off the sneakers and go for a bit of heel with a pair of black booties. Exchange the jeans for a skater skirt with a pattern. Now, you’re ready for a night out with your girls and some time off from running errands.