WHAT TO WEAR: Back To School

Marist College’s second semester has officially begun, and with the start of each semester come feelings of excitement, nervousness and dismay. On one hand, students are happy to see their friends again, but they are nervous for their new classes and not looking forward to the unavoidable loads of homework. However, one of the most important things about the first week of the new semester, also known as syllabus week, is wearing a cute outfit to make a good impression on your new teachers and classmates. After all, you are going to be seeing these people for a couple of days for the next few months, and you want to have them thinking you have a great sense of style from day one.

Back to school dressing is typically very classic and preppy looking. Preppy fashion originated in the Northeast under the influence of Ivy League colleges. Classics like button-downs, long cardigans and riding boots are preppy staples, which means they are perfect for the back to school season.

Students who are wondering what to wear for the back to school season should look to this Fashionista for inspiration. This Fashionista paired back to school basics like a chambray button-down and brown riding boots with a fashionable striped cable knit cardigan. Without the cardigan, the outfit would have appeared lackluster due to the lack of individuality. Her black leggings complete the look while her simple ring adds a little flair. Altogether, the outfit looks timelessly classic and perfectly preppy.

One Simple Change: Once the workload starts to pour in, head to the library in the outfit by tossing on a scarf because it can get chilly in there!