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WHAT TO WEAR: Back to School

September 14th, 2015 at 2:00am

As September begins, DePaul’s campus is starting to fill with returning and incoming students alike. Although we’ve managed to evade going back to school for the entirety of August, it is time to return (either excitedly or dreadfully) to one of the coolest campuses in the city.

Chicago falls are my absolute favorites. Filled with beautiful, straight-out-of-a-movie autumnal weather and vibes, the return to campus is never dull. This is definitely partially due to the emergence of all the fabulous fall fashion, which never ceases to dazzle me! Being on an urban campus, us DePaulians are blessed with a diverse array of styles, ranging from the typical urban-chic to the unexpected West Coast boho-chic. These different styles are definitely illustrated during the first week of school, when students across campus are dressed to impress.

This Fashionisto nails the back to school, class-ready, casual vibe that is perfect for going from a day full of classes to a casual evening on the town. The bright colors of the blue and yellow striped T-shirt are reminiscent of summer, yet totally fresh and crisp for fall. Gray corduroy pants are perfect for staying warm on a cool fall day. The neutral-toned casual loafers are ideal for running back and forth between campuses. To top off the look, this Fashionisto is rocking his Pebble smartwatch. This sharp ensemble strikes the ideal balance between professional and casual, perfect for starting off the school year on a good note.

One Simple Change: Throwing on a jacket, swapping out the loafers for a slightly dressier shoe and opting for a metallic watch could easily take this back to school look and transform it into an ensemble for a fun night out in the city!