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WHAT TO WEAR: Back to School

WHAT TO WEAR: Back to School

For college students, the end of the summer brings the beginning of fun. A new school year requires fresh hair cuts and cool vintage finds (thanks mom!) because there’s nothing quite like the opportunity to start anew.

This Fashionista gives the ‘back to school’ style an alternative twist. Plaid skirts don’t always have to be preppy, and trading the quintessential plaid mini for a midi shakes up the entire look. Putting the chic silhouette of a loose crop top with the classic pencil skirt transforms the outfit completely. It’s a perfect mix of Cher Horowitz from Clueless and the easy styles of 2016. Pairing a bright vintage find like this skirt with other bold statement pieces like platform sneakers, ankle socks and unique jewelry makes for an outfit nobody will forget.

Daring outfits like this one always are show stoppers and great for starting conversations—and an easy way to meet study buddies in class! College is all about comfort, making sneakers the go-to shoe for long walks to lectures. Midi skirts are perfect for a day-to-night atmosphere as well, allowing students to look fashionable in class and out. Maintaining the contemporary feel of this look is made easy with a monochromatic crop top. This Fashionista put together the ultimate college look; it’s vintage with a modern vibe and super comfortable!

One Simple Change: If temperatures are starting to drop, switch out the cropped tank for a cropped sweater instead. A great current trend to try out is the fitted black turtleneck.