I know the title of this post says “Back to School” wardrobe essentials, but really these are essentials for any girl’s fall closet. Every piece included in this post can be mixed & matched to create a hundred different outfits. So let’s get started! (P.S. The outfit above is one of my favorites from last year! You can find all the updated outfit details here)
For tops, think about pieces you can wear now & can layer into the fall. A silk tank is great to wear alone in the summer, and you can layer a jean jacket or a cardigan with it in the fall. Same with turtlenecks and button-up shirts… imagine them alone or paired with a puffer vest or faux fur vest.
For bottoms, there are five pieces I really see as the “basics.” A pair of dark wash jeans, a pair of lighter wash distressed jeans (for more casual outfits), a pair of black skinnies, a patterned skirt, and leggings. The leggings are perfect to wear with longer tunics and riding boots – they are also the most comfortable out of the bunch!
For shoes, comfort is KEY! You’ll likely be walking long distances to class each day, so you don’t want to wear shoes that cause blisters or are uncomfortable to walk in. I would invest in several pairs of comfortable flats – lace-up flats are really trendy right now and this pair is only $45. As for boots, you’ll need a pair of short booties, a pair of riding boots, and a pair of rain boots because you will definitely end up walking in the rain to class at some point!
Accessories – perhaps my favorite part. A blanket scarf and floppy hat can both change the look of an outfit in an instant, so these are great to have in your closet (buy them in a few different colors and patterns). I always liked carrying a tote rather than a backpack to class, because it’s more stylish and easier to get things in and out of. This genda is super cute for class or your personal life!
If you have any questions about wardrobe essentials or school essentials, feel free to ask me in the comments! Back to school was always my FAVORITE time of year (especially shopping for school supplies) so I’m a little bit of a nerd when it comes to that stuff. 🙂
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