Fall is approaching, which means not just pumpkin spice lattes, but also back to school shopping! Here are 10 must-have back to school outfits for the upcoming year.
1. Comfy Matching Set
First up on back to school outfits you absolutely need: A matching comfy set. This one is an absolute must for early morning classes or, let’s face it, any classes. Not only are these incredibly comfy and an easy ensemble to put together, by opting for a matching set you are also ensuring that you still look cute and trendy even when running on no sleep! These are available in a variety of styles, and matching sets with sweatpants or sweat shorts are available depending on the season. Put your hair up in any quick hairstyle and you’re ready to go for the day; when you wear a matching outfit, you’ll look put-together and feel effortlessly comfortable!
2. Oversized Button Up
An oversized button-up is another essential feature of back to school outfits. When shopping for a new wardrobe, it’s vital to choose basics that you can style in a variety of ways; button-ups are ideal for school because they can be dressed up or down depending on the mood you’re in that day. Wearing one unbuttoned with a tank shirt beneath creates an easy-to-wear but still stylish style, or keep it buttoned and tucked into a pair of jeans for a more classy approach. In any case, oversized button-ups are a must-have for every back-to-school wardrobe.
3. Sweater Vests
Sweater vests have earned a reputation for themselves in the fashion industry for a reason: they’re a terrific way to bring a fashionable twist to any ensemble. You want to be able to add subtle hints of flair to your back to school outfits this year without having to put in too much work in the morning while you’re hurrying to get to class. Even if you’re in a rush, a sweater vest in an oversized, cropped, solid hue, or pattern is the perfect approach to create a trendier outfit. You can dress them in almost any way you like, making it simple to get out the door without worrying too much about how your outfit looks.
4. Biker Shorts
Many of you may despise bike shorts, but we believe they are a must-have for all of your back-to-school outfits. You can’t deny that biker shorts are quite comfy, no matter how you feel about them. Plus, they can be styled in so many various ways that it’s impossible to find someone who can’t wear them in some fashion. For a more casual approach, pair your biker shorts with an oversized sweater or t-shirt, or go for a matching set with an oversized button-up for a more trendy style. Biker shorts are another wardrobe staple that can be readily styled while remaining really comfortable for your classes.
5. Cute Floral Skirt
Opt for a pretty flowery skirt on days when you wake up in the mood for one of your more girly school outfits. You can never go wrong with a colorful floral pattern, especially when pairing it with a solid color like black or white on top. Satin skirts are all the talk right now, and we are definitely listening; satin is a more chic approach to everyday skirts as well as leaving you feeling effortlessly fancier when you step out of your door. While the weather is still warm and you are still in the “excited for school” mentality, pairing your skirt with a pair of heeled flip-flops will be one of your go-to school outfits!
6. Nike Sneakers
What is something you will need for any of your back to school outfits? Shoes, of course! When shopping for your fall wardrobe, choose a pair of shoes that will match practically every outfit so you don’t have to worry about overspending on a dozen pairs of shoes. It has been proven time and time again that you can never go wrong with a pair of Nike sneakers; whether you prefer all white or with color, your sneakers will work with any outfit. Not only that, but depending on whether you wear them with jeans or leggings, you may dress up or down your appearance with your tennis shoes!
7. Cropped Sweater
As the weather cools down, you are going to have to say goodbye to your precious tanks and hello to adorable fall sweaters. This year, cropped sweaters are the way to go for your back to school outfits. You can transition through the changing climates when the temperature is not too cold but not too hot with a cropped sweater in long or short sleeves; these are not only practical for the unpredictable weather but also add an extremely chic touch to your fits. They are classy, easy to find in many colors and materials, and also easy to style in many different ways depending on which look you want to go for. Wear yours with a pair of mom jeans or cream-colored trousers, either way, you will look like a model-off-duty as you strut to class.
8. Mom Jeans And A Claw Clip
If there are two things you need for any of your back to school outfits is a pair of mom jeans and a claw clip. Mom jeans are a timeless classic that is a wardrobe must-have; everyone knows they go with everything and can make any ensemble 10 times cuter. Anything goes with mom jeans, whether it’s a crop top, bodysuit, graphic shirt, or any of your closet’s staples. Claw clips are all the rage because they not only make your hair look like it belongs on Pinterest, but they’re also really useful for tossing your hair up in a lovely fashion at any time. This is crucial, especially if you need to dash out the door for class; it is a simple way to look fashionable and add style to your outfits.
9. Oversized Zip Up
Another essential to your back to school outfits essentials is an oversized zip-up. These are easy to find in plenty of colors or with graphic designs embroidered on and they are also another great staple to your wardrobe by how easy they are to style. Throw on a crop top underneath if you want to leave it unzipped or hanging off your shoulder, and you can pair your zip-up with any bottoms including shorts, leggings, or even jeans! Not only will you be looking effortlessly stylish when you add in some accessories, but you will also be super comfy.
10. Yoga Flare Pants
Yoga flare pants have been in and out of style, but right now they’re back, and we know they’ll be a staple in your back-to-school outfits. These are a comfortable yet more stylish twist to your typical leggings and also have the potential to be styled in a variety of ways depending on whether you want to dress them up or down. Go for a more casual look by pairing them with a graphic tee or an oversized hoodie, or create a trendier look with a crew neck over a turtleneck. No matter what you choose, you are creating an ensemble with a more unique pair of comfy pants.
There you have it, ten ideas for back to school outfits this fall! Which outfit will you be wearing on your first day of school this year? Let us know in the comments below!