Friday, 16 August 2013

Back to School: Wardrobe Essentials

September is by far my favourite month of the year. Yes, April means my birthday, and December means Christmas, but September means school. And school means shopping. Whether that means stationEry (E for envelope!) shopping or revamping my winter wardrobe, I just can't get enough.

I'm headed off to university in just over a month and figured this is an especially special shop worth blogging about.

White Sweater

During the winter months, I live in sweaters. They're easy to throw on and can even be styled up or down. Take this H&M knitted jumper for example. Pair with jeans and ankle boots for a simple daytime look for class, or a skater skirt and statement necklace for dinner with friends.

H&M Sweater
Necklace - Sole Society; Skirt - River Island; Flats - ASOS; Jeans - H&M; Boots - Bank 

College fashion is all about multifunctional pieces that can be worn various different ways. Typical student accommodation doesn't come with much closet space, so it's important that you stock up on staple pieces that you know you can wear time and time again.


The day I bought jeggings was the day I saw the light. Jeans are stylish and go with basically everything, but anyone who says jeans are comfy is a liar. Jeggings look good and feel good, which is a definite must when you and that cute guy have the same 9am lecture.

Comfy Casual
Top - Topshop; Jeggings - Primark; Jacket - H&M; Snood - River Island; Shoes - ModCloth

My favourites are these Primark Ultra Soft Skinny Jeans. Primark stores are only in the UK, but I'm sure you could find something similar if you shop around. They aren't official jeggings because they have a zip and button as opposed to an elastic waist. They look like jeans but are as soft as leggings. Seriously, put them on and do some lunges. They will change your life.

Backpack or Tote

A sturdy bag is an obvious must for lugging books to class and back, but practical doesn't have to mean boring.

Back to School Bags
Top L-R: Debenhams; Target; Dorothy Perkins; Dorothy Perkins
Bottom L-R: Vans; Forever 21Urban OutfittersJanSport

Choose neutral colours so you don't have to worry about your bag clashing with your outfit. Backpacks are super trendy and good for when you have to carry lots of books since they spread the weight evenly across both shoulders. Tote bags are a classic and can double up as a handbag at the weekend. With the backpack's new fame and the tote bag's timelessness, you're bound to find something that fits your personal style perfectly.

Thanks for reading! What are your back to school essentials?

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