Back to school outfits and ideas to start the year off stylish
Back to school outfits are as important as ever. A new school year and what to wear are at the forefront of our minds, probably before anything else. And that includes arguably more important things like school supplies. I can’t blame you though, because what we wear back to school is the more fun part of getting ready to start the school year off right.
Staying stylish is important, sure, but so is comfortability. A lot of walking gets done, and a lot of sitting around for hours on end too. So it’s important to pick the stuff you know will be comfortable for both scenarios.
How do I choose a back to school outfit?
First off is knowing your personal style, we all have one. Is it comfortability? Do you like bright colours? Maybe you’re a bit feminine so skirts and dresses are your go-to. Whatever your personal style is, is totally fine. So when you’re picking your back to school outfit, especially the outfit you wear on the first day, make sure it’s something you feel the most comfortable in. Forget what’s trending and stick to the outfits you know will have you feeling and looking your best.
Back to school outfit essentials
I harp on having a pack of neutral basic t-shirts. My love for graphic tees is never-ending. But on those days you don’t wanna try too hard, a plain tee plus comfortable jeans and a pair of white sneakers will do the trick. Having a pair of cute hoop earrings as an accessory or a simple bracelet will elevate the outfit.
Back To School Outfits
1. White button-up + jeans
Having a white button-up in your wardrobe is essential. It’s perfect for hotter September days or on days you want to look more casual. Button-ups are pretty versatile too, they can be tied, tucked in or worn undone like the example above.
2. Long cardigan + mom jeans
Lazy days are fun but so is the aesthetic. Cardigans are the ultimate clothing choice for a more laid-back look. They pair well with almost anything, especially baggier jeans and simple t-shirts. Matching with the English teacher is also a fun bonus with this back to school outfit.
3. Basic white tee + jeans
It’s a basic outfit but that’s the beauty. Simple outfits like this one are perfect low-effort school days. Our on that off day you know things might get a bit messy. You won’t have to worry about messing up your favourite outfits.
4. Midi dress + cardigan
Such a cute outfit for school! This dress is great for a feminine touch. Style with a cardigan and white sneakers to make the outfit casual and comfortable.
5. Biker shorts + oversized tee
You can’t go wrong with biker shorts and your favourite graphic tee. It’s a stupid simple school outfit you can put together for a simple and stylish look. A pair of white sneakers with this outfit is non-negotiable and you can dress up or down with your accessory of choice.
6. Green sweatshirt + ripped jeans
Sweatshirts and ripped jeans are the coolest school outfit in the world. Its cute, comfortable and casual. It makes for the perfect outfit on those low-effort days you still want to look stylish.
7. Turtle neck + jeans
This outfit screams college. I love a good turtle neck because paired with anything will instantly give you a more classy look. Paired with sneakers and nude pants is a timeless look and comfortable enough for the entire day. Add a blazer if you’re feeling extra fancy.
8. Cargo pants + graphic tee
When it comes to comfort and style nothing beats this outfit. Cargo pants are perfect because first of all, they look so cool, and those extra pockets are a college student’s dream because there are so many things on our person (and mind) Style with white sneakers for an effortless street style perfect for school or as an easy everyday outfit.
9. Oversized hoodie + skinny jeans
When in doubt just throw on your favourite hoodie along with your favourite pair of skinny jeans or leggings. It’s a super easy outfit literally everyone looks good in and perfect for later months in the year when the cold starts to creep in. Simple sneakers and gold accessories work well with this simple back to school outfits.
10. Plain tee + shorts
As much as we love high-waisted mom jeans, you can’t go wrong with a cute pair of shorts in your back-to-school wardrobe. It’s easy to style because shorts go with everything from button-ups to graphic tees. From docmartens to flats, shorts are styled easily and perfect for your back to school outfits and ideas.
11. Cropped jogger set
12. Vneck sweater + jeans
Call me basic but an oversized sweater plus a loose-fitting pair of jeans or sweatpants is my go-too outfit, especially on days I need to get shi*t done and I absolutely cannot worry about my outfit possibly riding up or falling down. This school outfit is perfect for comfy girls obsessed with staying comfy and stylish.
13. Sweater vest + jeans
When the internet brought back the dark academia aesthetic sweater vests came back with a vengeance. I’ve been happier ever since. Pop them on over a small white button-up for an outfit ten times cuter. Style with a cute tennis skirt or white jeans for an extremely cute, academic look. The ultimate back to school outfit IMO.
14. Sleeveless croptop + denim
Mini skirts had their moment in the early 2000s but denim skirts are new, now and just as cute. A good mini skirt can make any outfit but denim maxi skirts like this one is a stable for anyone looking for an effortless look. You can replace them with jeans for the most stylish outfit ever.
15. White crop top + jeans
16. Graphic tee + mom jeans
Graphic tees and biker shorts are great, and so are jeans with a plain tee. But cute jeans like this one and a simple graphic tee is the perfect everyday school outfit. The comute to and from school can be done comfortabl
17. Blazer + bodycon midi dress
Midi dresses are absolutely beautiful and one of the prettiest school outfits you could wear. it’s easy to style because it takes the guesswork out of what goes together. Style them with a blazer for a more classy look or a cardigan for a more casual one.
18. Skinny jeans, crop top + flannel
flannels are just as cool as they are now as they were in the early 2000s. Skinny jeans are luckily coming back into style because nothing looks as good with a flannel as much as a good pair of skinny jeans with a cool pair of boots. Its a cute alternative outfit.
19. Striped knit sweater + skinny jeans
Wear a striped knit sweater mid-school year for the perfect fall vibe. It’s cute, cozy and comfortable.
20. Brown flannel, leggings plus crop top
21. Black sweatshirt + black leggings
An all-black outfit like this one is cool, comfy and sexy. It’s perfect for colder months or days you want to make a statement without effort, because no matter what you wear; all black will look good.
Enjoy these back to school outfits. Depending on your school’s dress code you might need to dress down- like switching out a crop top for a body suit or short shorts for longer pants. Use this as a guide for staying stylish all school year.