It’s time to throw away those cargo shorts and hide away the ratty t-shirts you’ve been lounging in all summer. Back-to-school shopping is FINALLY here, and that means replacing your wardrobe with the most popular new looks. From top to bottom, accessories and shoes, this back-to-school style guide has got your shopping list covered!
For both girls and guys, easy to throw on cardigans are an absolute must for college. While a few years back was all about fitted and boyfriend styles, this fall brings back an old favorite for lounge experts — the long, textured cardigan. Find a neutral color (gray is totally in), and look for one that hits you at your mid-thigh or knee. Then, select a cardigan made from an interesting, heavy material such as faux fur or chunky knit.
Puddle jumping isn’t just for your little sibling. You’ll be forced to brave the elements walking between classes on campus, so make the most of it by making a rainy day a stylish day. Hunter rain boots are all the rave this year. But you can easily find look alikes if their high price isn’t in your budget. Select one that is mid to high calf in a single, muted color. We especially love deep greens or a patent black.
Boho Sleeve Dresses
Even though fall is fast approaching, summer festivals are probably still on your mind. Extend your summer obsession by picking dresses with interesting sleeve styles. Bell, flounce, and cut outs are great sleeve types to stay warm while looking effortless. Add a floral or tribal pattern in fall color patterns for an even more season-appropriate look.
Street style is bringing in the vintage flair with a classic take on an office favorite: the pencil skirt. Fitted tight to your legs and hips, you can rock this look with just about any top or shoe choice. Add a t-shirt and low-top sneakers when going to class and switch them out with a sleeveless, embellished blouse and heels for a girl’s night out or a first date.
Fall Beach Wear
Again, you don’t have to say goodbye to summer just because your back in class. By mimicking beach and boat wear with your laid back looks, you’ll look stylish year-round. Start by breaking the white after Labor Day rule with skinny white jeans or ankle pants. Add the next biggest pattern trend, black and white stripes, and top off with a worn-in baseball cap. Don’t forget the bag! Beach bags are perfect for carrying around your books, laptop, and accessories.
Pink and Green Accents
Tweed and preppy dressers should get excited. Pastel pinks and light greens are the must have color for accessories. Whether it’s in your purse and shoes or necklaces and scarves, these colors are both girly and street appropriate. We’re especially falling for rosey pink necklaces and earrings in gold and bronze, both of which can be matched with black or gray outfits.