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Style Guide: Easy Back-to-School Outfit Ideas to start the year off right!

Oh, how we dread going back to school after a fun-filled summer…but the best part is, we can focus on starting and finishing the year strong in cute school outfits! Okay, looking cute at school isn’t the whole point of going to school, but you can’t blame us for wanting to make a good impression! If you look good, you feel good, right?

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Whether you’re in middle school, high school, just starting college, or a looking to finish your 4 years in university strong, we’ve got you covered! Fashion shouldn’t be difficult, and we promise it won’t be. There are some things you need to know to stretch your dollar and your outfits to their full potential! Easily mix and match essentials with pieces with trendy deets that’ll even land you in the “Most Fashionable” category at the end of the year.

First Day jitters? Say no more fam. We’ve put together some cute outfit ideas that’ll inspire you to mix it up this year in your school style, try some new bold style ideas, and break out of your comfort zone, and totally own it!

Breezy Boho

Oh, the weather outside is frightful… seriously, this 90 degree heat is no joke. Opt for a cute off the shoulder blouse with sleeves in a light material. Flowy blouses with sleeves are your best friend in the first weeks of school as summer comes to a close (when it’s still hot AF but you have to abide by school dress code rules). You can’t go wrong with a fun printed blouse paired with high waisted shorts, jeans, or even a sweet a-line skirt. It’s casual, but still put-together (not to mention it’ll keep you cool and keep visible sweat spots at bay).

Cute outfits are always achievable with these flowing blouses. They’re comfy yet stylish pieces you can dress up or down, too! Dress them up with some fashionable accessories, chic sandals in the summer, or ankle boots for the cooler months! We especially love neutral tones if you’re looking for versatile pieces you can take from summer to fall as you build your capsule wardrobe.


tobi.com - off shoulder white bell sleeve crop top with ladder trim Source: Tobi.com
tobi.com - long sleeve blouse with peasant sleeves Source: Tobi.com

 School Girls

This is the new “preppy”. We’re just about done with your typical buttoned up striped shirts and slacks. Preppy can be fun and fashion-forward too. You can style multi-way shirts in the classic way for simple outfits, or go for trendy and switch to spaghetti straps and some loosened buttons. We’re also diggin’ the off shoulder look with undone sleeves—it’s a laidback chic take on the classic shirt you’ll absolutely love. Pair them with staple denim of your choice, a flatform sneaker, and you’re set for your first week.

tobi.com - off shoulder striped button up crop top shirt Source: Tobi.com
tobi.com - multiway striped dress shirt off the shoulder Source: Tobi.com

Sporty Chic

We can’t get enough of athleisure looks (especially for school). Not only do they make for comfortable casual outfits, but they’re super cute to wear even on days where you don’t feel like dressing up for school. Lazy girls, we’re talking to you! Woke up late? Don’t sweat it. There’s no shame in wanting to catch a few more minutes of shut-eye. Toss on your favorite hoodie and leggings, and you’re good to go. Teen girls and college babes alike will agree that this is their go-to for days when you just don’t have time for anything but coffee in the AM. Complete the sporty look with your fave sneaker or even throw on a dad cap (if your school dress code allows it).


tobi.com - camo print cropped hoodie with bell sleeves Source: Tobi.com
tobi.com - high waisted black joggers with knee cutouts Source: Tobi.com


tobi.com - high waist side striped jogger pants Source: Tobi.com
tobi.com - cropped safety orange hoodie Source: Tobi.com

4. Essential Tops

For girls looking for simple, comfortable pieces, we’ve put together some options for you! You can be stylish with basics. Sometimes less is more, and if you’re all for that, these outfit ideas are for you! Distressed tees are a great way to be trendy but still keep things relatively simple. We also love these basic tunic tops for school or work. They’re longer in length, a.k.a. perf pairings for you girls who basically live in leggings! Shop sleeveless tees while it’s still summer, and even pick up a few with choker neck details if you’re feelin’ a little extra that day. These essential tops are the style choices you need to get you through those first few weeks! Complete the outfits with your fave denim pieces, cute earrings, and a great attitude. The best part of essentials is that they fit every style, so whether you’re someone who knows exactly who she is, or just starting out in your fashion journey, these will work for you!

tobi.com - boat neck tunic tee in grey Source: Tobi.com
tobi.com - black cold shoulder v neck distressed t shirt with split hem Source: Tobi.com
tobi.com - black distressed dolphin hem crew neck t shirt Source: Tobi.com


5. Essential bottoms

Girls, get your clothes together with these bottoms that will complete all your outfit ideas! We’re absolutely obsessed with capsule bottoms—whether it’s for fall outfits, school fashion, or just your everyday essential.

When it’s still hot out, you can ditch the fancy tops if you’re going for a casual look and opt for your fave pair of denim shorts, a graphic t-shirt, and those old Converse sneaks you’ve been wearing on repeat. If you can’t wear shorts to school, we love midi skirts because they’re longer but still breezy for the summer! You can also wear them into the fall with ankle booties and a cardigan! Take joggers, classic skinnies, and summer denim into the fall and winter by swapping your summer crop tops for sweaters, or throwing warmer jackets over for more season-appropriate looks.

Outfits don’t have to be complicated when you have staple pieces that go with literally all the clothes in your wardrobe—and these surely will!


tobi.com - medium wash takedown hem skinny jeans Source: Tobi.com
tobi.com - high waist linen midi button front skirt in navy Source: Tobi.com

tobi.com - high waist joggers in olive Source: Tobi.com
tobi.com - high waist a line button front corduroy skirt in camel Source: Tobi.com
tobi.com - high waist black skinny jeans Source: Tobi.com

6. Accessories

No Back-to-School Outfit Ideas are complete without a backpack! It’s got to fit your style (whatever that may be), and it’s got to be your ride or die…at least until finals, right?


Yes, these are all backpacks! Some even double as chic weekend bags, and hold a lot more than you may think. Whether you’re a minimalist with an edge, or a boho babe looking to complete her laid-back outfits, these super cute backpack options can hold more than just your stationery.

tobi.com - faux pebble leather minimalist backpack Source: Tobi.com
tobi.com - navy and white star backpack Source: Tobi.com
tobi.com - black faux pebble leather rucksack backpack Source: Tobi.com


First day, finals, last day… any day can be a good one if you’ve got the right attitude and feel good in your own skin—and clothes! Best of luck on your first weeks back in the swing of things, babes!