WHAT TO WEAR: Back to School

For most of you, school has already begun. You probably have established a routine by now, balancing your studies, workouts and social lives. But for us here at the UW, school has only been in session for about one week. This means that many of us are still transitioning back into the grooves of school life, which includes adjusting out of breezy summer styles and into full-fledged fall fashion. I don’t know about you, but I’m still not quite ready to give up shorts and skirts for coats and scarves. Not to worry, though! This Fashionista’s outfit gives us a guide on the perfect back to school ensemble that welcomes fall, yet still has a hint of summer nostalgia.

This chic Fashionista wore a fabulous charcoal grey moto jacket that she purchased in Paris (which makes it even more fabulous) on top of a simple black and white striped T-shirt. To add in a pop of color, she wore a cherry red skater skirt along with black knee-high socks, both from Forever 21. On her feet, she sported a vintage pair of black Mary Jane heels. Lastly, she kept her accessories light and threw on a long gold necklace that had a simple but adorable triangular design.

The reason why I think this outfit is a great back to school piece is because if you were to remove this Fashionista’s jacket and over-the-knee socks, you would find a cute summery outfit underneath. It shows that we don’t have to completely sacrifice all of our favorite summer pieces once the school season starts; all we have to do is add a few more layers on top. So, don’t stress any longer about finding the flawless back to school outfit! Chances are you probably have all the ingredients you need in your closet already.

One Simple Change: Planning on going out at night later? Try replacing the skater skirt with a sleek pair of black trouser shorts. This will dress up your outfit and give it an edgy look.