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How to get to the Top of the Class Fashionably

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 4, 2012 | Categories: Fashion, Guest Posts
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Back to School fasion

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It’s that time of year people both love and hate. That’s right: we’re talking end of summer and back to school. Parents are taking their kids shopping for supplies and clothes, while those in college are packing up their cars with items to make their dorm rooms feel like home. From kindergarten through college, students need the right supplies, and we’re not talking books and pens. Here we look at the best women’s clothes and accessories that students will be rocking this school year.

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Step in Style

Walk into your new classroom in the coolest kicks around. Enjoy the latest styles of shoes that include embellished flats, slip-ons, and classic lace ups. Boots are also a popular choice, especially riding boots and distressed combat boots. If you want to bring out your inner dancer, why not purchase a pair of jazz oxfords or ballet flats? Flats of any kind are both cute and practical, especially if you have to walk all the way across campus to get to your next class.

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Loving Locks

If you are running late, you can always just throw your hair up in a ponytail and make it look beautiful later on. Hats are also an option if you are running late and don’t have time to style it. If you want to look your best on the first day, head to the salon. There you can talk to your stylist about what cut, color, and style would look best on you. She can even give you tips on how to style your hair in the mornings.

Clothes make the Person 

There are so many stylish and trendy womens clothes options out there. For the college student, find a pair of fitted sweatpants for rainy weekends when you just want to chill in your dorm. These don’t have to be the typical athletic sweats with your university name plastered all over. These can be cute and stylish pants you can find at your local trend store.

Another fashion trend sure to be seen at school this year is prints. Some people can pull it off, while others have to work at it. If you do want to mix prints, don’t go overboard. Know what patterns go with what prints, such as floral and soft stripes. Another tip: animal print on animal print. Usually a major no, but if you wear one print that is realistic looking, and the other in a more artful way, you won’t look like you dressed in the dark.

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Now that we have the basics covered, let’s get to the fun stuff. Hats, bangles, and large necklaces all make great accessories to make you stand out. Headbands and hair accessories can give your hair a boost on days when you don’t feel like taming your mane. Tired of carrying around all those books? Invest in a fun tote bag you can use. The bag can also double as a purse so you don’t have to carry anything extra.

One last fashion tip: always, always, always have the staples in your closet. These include jeans, plain white shirts, that infamous little black dress, black pumps, sneakers, and a bag.  All of these can be worn for a casual or formal look which is great if you are running late and need to get somewhere fast.  With the right clothes and accessories, you’ll be the trendiest girl in class this year.


For more style ideas, contact Jeana Olchowy. Follow her @jolchowy25.


29 Responses to How to get to the Top of the Class Fashionably

  1. Billie says:

    I really like the messy hair look. I’m so happy Jake is in his second year of a strict dress code, it borderlines uniform.

  2. I need to work on upgrading my fall wardrobe. I love the messy hair look too!

  3. Kathleen says:

    Great tips. Those shoes in the first picture are absolutely adorable.

  4. Jenn says:

    Love the messy updo. That one is good for busy moms too!

  5. I love how hair has because a fashion statement – love the braids, updos, and more.

  6. debra says:

    Some really nice things here. I am loving the hair. I wear mine similarly often.

  7. Stefani says:

    I love toms! Got my first pair and been wearing them this weekend at BlogHer..

  8. Lolo says:

    OMG, I have never seen Toms like those. WANT!!

  9. Tammy says:

    I like that belt.

  10. Nice, love the pony tail, I am a big fan of the messy hair style LOL.

  11. Stefanie says:

    I want a pair of TOMS

  12. Kelly says:

    Aw, I need some serious style help.

  13. toni says:

    I love TOMS and that hairstyle is amazing.

  14. I love that hairdo! I wish I could do something like that but it just looks like a mess!

  15. Colleen says:

    We were uniforms so no need for fashion LOL!

  16. I wear Tom’s a lot because they’re so comfy, but I hadn’t seen those before. THANKS – I think I’ll head over to Nordstrom next week and see if they have them in yet.

  17. Hair in a ponytail is a definite fashion tip. Good to know I’m doing something right! =)

  18. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

  19. tips that everyone can use thanks for sharing

  20. I’m so tired of back-to-school shopping. I wish my kiddos school had uniforms.