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WHAT TO WEAR: Back to School

September 22nd, 2015 at 2:00am

Hello Fashionistas/os! It’s that time of year once again. The time of year where the smell of freshly sharpened pencils linger in the air, and the sound of students rushing to and from class dominate the sound waves. It’s time to go back to school.

Practicality, along with fashion sense is hard to achieve while sleep deprived and rushing to lecture. However, there is no need to wear pajamas to achieve the maximum level of comfort. Trainers are a seamless way to give your ensemble a relaxed aesthetic with the comfort needed for walking around campus. The juxtaposition of pairing trainers with anything but workout attire creates an intriguing visual presentation guaranteed to be your new go-to. Seen most recently in the autumn/winter 2014 runway shows, trainers have become a staple when paired with luxury pieces.

This particular Fashionista caught my eye with her effortless, laid back class attire. I was drawn to the way she so cleverly paired a Henri Bendel bag with her Nike running shoes. She kept the outfit monochromatic allowing for a mix of shades, textures and styles. To top it off, she wore her aviators and a denim jacket for light warmth.

If this backpack looks familiar, you may have seen it on celebrity Fashionista Taylor Swift. This convertible bag is perfect for day or night and can be used as a backpack, satchel or cross-body bag.

One Simple Change: To effortlessly take this ensemble from day to night, keep the sneaks and ditch the denim. Upgrade your jacket to a tuxedo blazer. A perfect example of menswear chic. If you’re feeling rather adventurous, choose a faux fur jacket to complete your outfit. This gives variation in texture while providing a lived-in luxurious look.