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5 Back to School Style Tips
Sure you get to see your friends again, and you won’t deny that the smell of new pencils has you mildly giddy, but even so, the whole thing feels a lot like watching a naked clown run at you with your favorite cake in hand; it would be pretty exciting if it weren’t so uncomfortably terrifying.
You’re not sure where all of your classes are, you haven’t heard the best things about your science teacher and you have at least two classes with the guy you’ve liked since second grade.
But have no fear! Today I have 5 style tips for you that will make going back to school a lot less nerve racking, and lot more fun!
And as always ladies, take all of this with a healthy grain of salt. Rules are meant to be broken! But here are some things that have worked for me:
1. Save the Heels for Week 3
If you’ve got a flashier sense of style like myself, it might be tempting to bust out those new wedges or that new pair of heeled booties as soon as the back to school season is in full swing. But when you’re already flustered, searching around for World History which is all the way on the OPPOSITE side of campus apparently, the last thing you want is to make things even harder for yourself by clomping around in heels. They might make your legs look bomb, but not at the expense of your sweaty pits. Let bold accessories do the talking and stick with sneakers or flats until you’re well aquatinted with your new routine.
STYLE SOLUTION: pair sneakers with a cute sundress & a bandana around your neck for a look that’s stylish and comfortable.
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2. Hack the Dress Code
Trust me. As someone who was forced to wear a uniform for a majority of my life, I know that dress codes are every fashion lovers personal hell. I was constantly in trouble for pushing the limits when I was younger and I couldn’t wait to be able to truly wear whatever I wanted. But here’s the thing: creativity actually flourishes within a little constraint! And there are plenty of ways to express your sense of style without landing in detention. Outfits often get a lot more interesting with some added layers anyway. So try playing with different combintations to create fabulous new looks that you might not have come up with otherwise!
STYLE SOLUTION: wear a cute tee underneath a top with thinner straps for a layered and dress-code friendly look.
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3. Let Your Style Shine with Accessories
Over the years I made the mistake of trying to convey my style through outfits that just weren’t practical for school and I often forgot about accessories all together. But when you have a varied collection of hats, scarves, jewelry, fun printed socks, etc. to choose from, this is what really ties a look together! And the best part of is, the base of your outfit can be super casual and comfortable while your accessories help you appear much more fashion forward.
STYLE SOLUTION: add a beret to a simple jeans and tee outfit for an added boost of style.
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4. Come Back to Basics
Like I previously mentioned, whenever back to school shopping season would roll around, I could hardly help myself from stocking my closet with a ton of unique and bold pieces. But inevitably, I would find myself unable to wear them because I had nothing to actually wear them with. I know it’s really no fun to run out and buy a bunch of plain tank tops and simple tees, but these are truly the foundation of every great look, no matter how minimalist, or how extra.
STYLE SOLUTION: Make sure you fill your wardrobe with plenty of basics before buying the specialty pieces.
5. Ditch the Backpack
A great way to stand out and make any outfit more refined is to avoid the back to school back pack attack and choose something more “grown up.” Tote bags are often cheaper and can help you make more of a style statement while still being super practical! Honestly, I’ve always found back packs to be somewhat constraining anyway. I just prefer a bag that can hold everything from a back up outfit to the ancient blueprints to the long lost city of Atlantis at any given time.
STYLE SOLUTION: Buy a tote, (or a few!) that adds a bit of flare to the sea of backpacks flooding the hallway.
Remember, the world is your runway, so whatever you choose to wear, make sure you have fun with it! Have any other tips to share to make going back to school easier for everyone? Share them down below!
If you’re looking for even more style inspiration, check out these 3 Back To School Outfit Ideas!
With peace, love & pixie dust,
In other words… I feel like I’m leading a double life.
Yes, the internet is my outlet for all things fashion related, something I’ve been passionate about for as long as I can remember. My instagram is overrun with my outlandish attempts at style and my blog and YouTube are dedicated to it as well. But all too often people in my “real life” love telling me how unrecognizable I am outside of the magical interwebs. I mean, yeah… I don’t normally snap my Instagram pictures after rolling out of bed with no makeup on at 6:30am and spending the day rushing around between 5 different jobs.
Today I have a couple quick outfit shots to share with you. I was recently invited to the Midori Linea event in New York City, my first ever New York Fashion Week event! It was hosted at the W Hotel Downtown and from the moment we walked in, we were transported to another galaxy! The ceiling was covered in lights and had this really interesting shape to it, making it appear almost as if it were moving like waves.
Without realizing that the event was galaxy themed, I coincidentally decided to deck myself out in a totally star themed outfit! This jumpsuit from Stoned Immaculate is one of my favorite pieces when I’m looking to feel comfortable yet stylish. And I went for two stars under the eyes because somehow the furry coat just wasn’t quite enough pizazz for me.
One of my best friends Alex came with me, and we spent the entire night enjoying the company of some incredible and like minded vloggers, bloggers, makeup artists and fabulous fashionistas! There’s little more I love than chatting it up with strong, independent women who dream just as big as me, and who inspire me with their determination and drive! This is where I met the absolutely lovely Noel Labb who has a STELLAR instagram, YouTube channel AND blog, killin’ it girl! Check her insta page @noellabb out!
So it was an absolute honor to go despite my inexperience with events like this! Of course it was a little intimidating, but as much as I can, I try to abide by the rule to always, no matter how you’re feeling, get up, get dressed, and go out. You never know what could happen!
Until next time<3