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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 back to 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?
Whether you’re in middle school, high school, just starting college, or 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 to inspire you to mix it up this year, try some new bold style ideas, break out of your comfort zone, and totally own it!
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 boho blouses. They’re comfy yet stylish pieces you can dress up or down! 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.
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 a 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.
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 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 fav sneaker or even throw on a dad cap (if your school dress code allows it).
For girls looking for simple, comfortable pieces, we’ve put together some options for you, too! You can still be stylish with basics. Sometimes less is more, and if you’re all for that, these outfit ideas are for you!
Shop sleeveless tees while it’s still summer and 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 fav denim pieces, cute earrings, and a great attitude. The best part of essentials is they fit every style, so whether you’re someone who knows exactly who she is, or just starting your fashion journey, these will work for you!
When it’s still hot out, you can ditch the fancy tops if you’re going for a casual look and opt for your fav 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 and classic skinny jeans 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!
No back-to-school outfit is 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 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.
Any school day can be a good day 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! Oh–and don’t forget to #shoptobi on the ‘gram with your best back to school outfits for a chance to be featured!
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