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The Best Trends for Back to School

There are about a million things to stress about when it comes to getting back into the flow of things on campus, but wardrobe mishaps needn’t be one of them. Fashion in college comes down to three things; you want to radiate confidence and stay comfortable while still looking totally cute. The solution? Find your vibe, and just roll with it.

When in Doubt, Layer It Up

Traveling around campus, going in and out of air-conditioned classrooms, can make dressing for the day a bit complicated. Rather than finding yourself freezing in one room and sweltering in another, add a few layers into your wardrobe. Statement sleeves sweaters and cropped pullovers are an easy way to add some dynamic to a basic ensemble; and longline cardigans have been making a major comeback.

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Denim on Denim on Denim

Jeans will always be a staple for anyone headed back to school in the fall, but the silhouettes and details are more chic than ever. From the boyfriend cut to mom jeans, you can find your denim embellished with everything from embroidery to lace up grommets this season; and this year denim is popping up more and more. As summer fades away to more crisp autumn mornings, you can trade in your cardigans and bombers for a classic denim jacket; or pair your layers with a denim mini dress or some comfy overalls.

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Go Bold When it Comes to Prints

Every wardrobe needs staple pieces like your basic tees and jeans, but you should consider some vibrant prints to shake up the monotony. Here is where you can easily mix and match some trends. Camouflage is bigger than ever, so a pair of camo joggers is basically a must. Another of this year’s favorites is the moto look; make it your own with a checkered active pant, or a graphic bodysuit and jacket. If casual elegance is more your style, you can hop on the bold stripe trend. Vertical and uneven stripes have been working their way into tons of styles recently. Our favorite way to rock them? Jumpsuits.

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Hold on to Summer with Some Serious Festival Vibes

Some of the best summer fashion comes out of those highly anticipated music festivals. Whether you’re rocking some high-waisted shorts and a crop top, or going for a more rocker vibe, there’s always room for some summer inspiration as you transition into the semester. Bring your festival look into the Fall with some on trend combat boots or booties!

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Let Your Accessories Do The Talking

Everyone has those days where they just want to go back to the basics. A classic white tee paired with jeans can be effortlessly elevated to high fashion if you style it right. Use these days as opportunities to bust out your statement pieces; grab your boldest necklace, pair it with your favorite sunglasses, and trade in your backpack for an oversized bag so you can travel to class in style.

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Skip the PJs and Start Rocking the Athleisure Trend

For days when even a plain t-shirt and pants are too much effort, don’t resign yourself to rolling out of bed and heading to an early morning class in your pajamas. With the growing popularity of “athleisure,” trendy active wear is becoming easier and easier to find. In lieu of your basic sweats, travel to class in both comfort and style with some paneled leggings or a cropped hoodie and matching joggers.

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