I hope everyone’s first week back at the grind is going well!
If you’re like me, you like to make a good impression. The beginning of a new school year is one of the most important times to do so. So go ahead, show your style, not just the first day but all week! Make that statement that, I’m here, this is my style, this is who I am.
I’ve thrown together some of my favourite styles and tips for entering the new school year. Some of these have been in style for awhile but I just can’t get enough of them! So here is my take on these timeless styles and how to get the most out of every piece.
1. Oversized Cardigans/Sweaters
These beauties should be a staple in everyone’s closet. They are so versatile! Perfect for those lazy school days, and since they are in style right now, no one will know you didn’t put a lot of effort into your outfit! They also look super great with a more thought out look and can be born over almost any outfit.
2. Cropped Tops
The adorable cropped top is a great style to wear if worn properly. A nice fitted cropped tee can slim the body and a flowy cropped cami always looks amazing. Be sure to wear a cute bandeau under the flowy tops to avoid showing bras.. or more…. Keep in mind cropped tops are not meant to show off too much, keep it classy and appropriate! You also don’t want to be breaking any school rules on appropriate dressing now do you…
3. High-Waisted Shorts
Nothing goes better with a cropped top other than high-waisted bottoms, whether it be shorts or skirts. Continuing with the “revealing too much” theme, high-waisted bottoms help a cropped top outfit look classier by covering up an overexposed tummy. I personally love these bottoms in other fabrics rather than jean material. It makes an outfit more interesting with the different patterns and textures. Also, make sure the shorts themselves aren’t too short, another reason a like non-jean shorts because they are generally longer and more comfortable. High-waisted bottoms also look legs look longer!
4. Hair Accessories
Everything from headscarfs to scrunchies to hair bows, they’re in! I love up-do’s paired with a gorgeous headscarf or cute hair bow. Hair accessories add just the right finishing touch to a look and you can really play with them by using different patterns or you can keep it plain and simple. I love the American Apparel bows they’ve introduced and headscarfs are perfect to cover up messy or unwashed hair for those difficult school mornings.
5. Statement Jewelry and Arm Candy
Wearing bold jewelry will definitely make you stand out, especially unique pieces! I love jewelry these days because you can basically mix and match anything and it will look great, especially with arm candy. You can even mix silver and gold and other materials like leather and fabric jewelry. It’s definitely something to have fun with. Be careful not to wear too much though and overdo it.
6. Simple Shoes
Personally, I’ve never been a bright coloured shoe person. I like neutral tones so any shoes I have will go with most outfits. Although it is good to have at least one or two pairs of coloured shoes just for fun. I am loving the simply shoe style these days, I fell in love with the ones from Zara (which I unfortunately never got my hands on). Whether heels or flats, make it simple and neutral. I also really like that chunky heels are back in (not sure how many people wear heels to school haha). They look so awesome and are much more comfortable.
Lastly, I think backpacks have really come back in. Carrying around a large tote bag has been in style for quite sometime, and although I do, or did, like it, I’m happy that people are converting back to backpacks. Especially with all the cute new prints you can get, backpacks are coming back with style and are just so much better. They’re also much more practical.
I really think these styles are timeless and look amazing. A first impression starts visually, so make yourself stand out. Wish you all the best for this school year!