It’s this time of the year again, and I know how excited you are, or maybe not? Well, if the latter is the case, I have you covered with your very first back-to-school outfit to walk your way into a new school adventure. This outfit has it all: school tartan (also here), open legs, colours, and just a cool attitude. But if we wanna approach the subject a little more serious, here are some tips to create your perfect back to school outfit:
- Use simple cuts, school is not a fashion arena. You can compensate with colours and prints instead
- Keep it decent: too low cleavages or shorter-than-short shorts have nothing to do in this environment
- Do not spend too much money on your school outfits, they are just not worth it
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Just be fun!
Shop my super in vogue tartan outfit below, or scroll down to the best back-to-school sales finds, because we all know that students’ pockets are not elastic (unfortunately).
I’m with you on the comfortable shoe front! I made that mistake one too many times! Love your outfit!
Oh, tell me about that. I did that too and that was definitely not wise 😀
I love the simple look! I love being fashionable at school and I try to make it as simple as I can!
That is a good strategy, Amanda!
Good and solid advice. Don’t spend too much, be appropriate, and keep it simple. Finding a few classic pieces but getting them in fun colors and then buying some mix and max solids would be a great way to build a solid wardrobe that can last years.
True that, Amy!
Love the mix of patterns and colors. Cute look!
Great advice, coming from a dad with no fashion sense what so ever. I need to figure out a way to get my daughter to think this way.
Just give her the link to the blog 😀
Love the mixed prints here! It can be tricky to mix two bold patters, but you did it perfectly!
Thank you, Heather!
Great advice! And love the price point!
This is an interesting look, but I don’t really care for it. The stripes are too much. This would look nicer with solid prints or simpler designs on the fabric.
You might have a point! thanks for sharing it <3
This combo is fire! Wish I was confident enough to rock something like that!
This is so lovely! How I wish I was as talented and could pull off such a look. I love this outfit it fits together really well.
Thank you, Preet!
I live in England so we have to wear a school uniform up until we finish high school at 16. Once you go on to college you can wear your own clothes.
And here is where you can be cool and rock this outfit 😀
A very fashionable outfit, here in the UK we have uniforms all the way up to 16-18 until college or university that is
Well, this is a very good outfit for college too.
This is so awesome. I love your outfits. Keep it up!
Wow, love that outfit is so pretty and it really looks good on you. I am sure many women will love to try that style.
Gorgeous outfit and loving the mix of check print!!!
I am glad you are, Lovely!
You look so gorgeous, that outfit suits you so well, no wonder checkered pattern is in trend these days. Lovely post.
Thank you, Moni!
Love your print on print ensemble! And yes, ditto on the comfortable shoes. 🙂
I am in love with this outfit! That is such a cool mix of colors and patterns, and perfect for back to school. Comfort is always a must for me, especially if I’m going to be sitting down most of the day.
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That is so true. And then, we just don’t need to think of our aching toes in school, we’ll have time for it after 😀 .
Very cute! I love the way that you mixed patterns and still made it look seamless. Classic but interesting!
Such a cute outfit, love wearing different patterns like this very autumnal
Totally agree with the comfy shoes, that is a must. Love the outfit it looks super feminine and perfect for Autumn..
Gorgeous! I love your outfit, that skirt is just stunning! We have uniforms in the UK but college students can wear their own clothes.
Yeah, it is a versatile outfit, suitable for high school, college, or just a fun walk around the city.
There’s back to school outfits are killing it , love the old school fashion. When it gets to shoes comfort is definitely key .
I really love the mixing of the two different tartan patterns. Very bold choice, something I would’ve never done myself.
Thanks, Sondria! Well, stay around for more inspiration then 😉
OMG I am feeling this look! Is it strange to say it’s like a grunge Cher from Clueless look and I love it!?
Seriously a great pairing!
Haha, that’s a good comparison! Thanks, Shannon!
Love the mix, it’s so retro and I love the vibe! I wish I was that creative when I went to school and not wear what’s most minimalistic and classic. 🙂
It’s never to late to start :D. Thank you , Hannah!
You are totallly rockin that outfit! it is so adorable
I totally love the way you styled this outfit and I think you did full justice to this back to school outfit. Lovely pictures too
I really like the vibe of this outfit. It takes me right back to the 90s it is so strange to see fashion swing back around! I really like your sunglasses too.
Thank you, Elizabeth!
Oh so so cute! I love how you styled the two plaid pieces dear <3
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You look great! You are right that you don’t have to spend a ton on an outfit to look good!
Right? You just have to be creative!
I love your fun outfit! I’ve never thought to combine two different plaids, but you pull it off beautifully!
Thank you, Jessica!
Omg, girl that first outfit is so cute, I am browsing at Asos right now! Haha. It looks like it will blend in autumn leaves.
Asos has super cool options right now, good choice!
Such a cute outfit! Loving the plaids – perfect for the transition from summer to fall.
This outfit is a bomb! will have to repeat it, sorry lol
I will be super happy if you do. Just send me a picture 😉
I love the plaid outfit combo, the colors really work! I love comfortable shoes too!
Thank you, Heather!
I can’t believe we’re already at back-to-school. Where did the summer go? At least having a super cute outfit makes the transition “back to the grind” much easier 🙂 Love the plaid!
I love your pattern mixing! You have done it very well. It is a great back to school look.
Looks really pretty and stylish. Loved the plaid combo with boots 🙂
Your outfit is perfect for you! I am excited about the new school year, but how about giving a restart to the summer holiday? 😀
We absolutely love your sense of fashion and style! This outfit is certainly one we will love to wear
The shoes!!! love!! Shoes are so important. My Mother raised me right- you pick the outfits from the shoes up. I love it all. And honestly I never would have put that outfit together sometimes my fashion taste can be pretty vanilla!
I adore that skirt and the whole outfit in general! You look gorgeous!
Cute outfit ideas and I’m always up for saving money. Thank you for the best deals tips!
These are great back to school finds and you look so fabulous! We are all about saving money.
Fantastic look! Great job coordinating the colors and patterns! it looks ideal on you, the match is just perfect!
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Love that skirt! I need a yellow plaid mini in my wardrobe.
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