Hey fellow Fashionistas! I’m back for another #RAD fall semester with CollegeFashionista, and I couldn’t be more excited. I am going into my junior year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and I’ll be continuing my major in psychology with a certificate in criminal justice. On top of that, I’ll be taking a hip hop class through the school of dance on campus as well as picking up Italian (again). Basically I’m forever dreaming of visiting Italy, so I might as well try to speak the language, am I right? Hopefully the new school year will bring just as much fashion and fun as the last!

While I love fall and all that it brings, I’m going to miss summer dearly. It’s out with summer shorts and sandals and in with fall jackets and booties. However, during the beginning of the semester, I love to mix some of my summer staples in with my fall attire—so they don’t get too lonely in my closet, you know? For the outfit photographed, I chose a pair of sunflower patterned shorts as the statement piece in my look. As one of my favorite pieces to wear in the summer, I wanted to carry them into the school year with pride. They’re super flowy and comfortable, making them a great addition to any back-to-school outfit.

For the rest of my look, I chose a simple white tank layered under my favorite denim jacket. A denim jacket is great for back to school because it is lightweight enough for warmer days but still keeps you comfortable when the weather gets a little chilly.

My accessories are my favorite part of this outfit. For shoes, I chose my brown caged, lace-up wedges. The warm brown leather matches the band on my favorite gold watch. To top it off, I added a gold statement necklace to match my watch.

Well, there you have it! My go-to outfit for back to school. I hope you all have a great semester! Be sure to check out my future articles featuring the stylish students at UW-Madison.