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Back to School Style Inspirations

It’s that time of year again: the time when you slowly transition from summer vacation to your studies. Whether you’re in high school, undergrad, or graduate school, September is your month to get your mind back in the game! Why not do it in style? Teen Vogue and Refinery 29 have given us some back to school style inspirations to guide our looks!

The consensus reveals that preppy looks are still in style! Whether you like casual or dressy, here’s how you can achieve a stylish and preppy back to school look! Throw on your favorite blue-washed flare jeans, your bright-colored t-shirt and your favorite flat metallic loafers.

Photo Courtesy of Teen Vogue
Photo Courtesy of Teen Vogue

If you’d rather dazzle your friends and professors with a fancier look, we’re all for rocking a frilly and/or pleated mini-skirt! Pair the miniskirt with a button-down blouse to give your look a professional touch.

Photo Courtesy of Refinery 29
Photo Courtesy of Refinery 29

If you really want to turn some heads as you’re walking down the hallways, add a cropped moto jacket to your outfit. Whether you’re wearing jeans or a skirt, a colorful moto jacket will take your look to the next level by adding that extra touch of chicness!

Photo Courtesy of Teen Vogue
Photo Courtesy of Teen Vogue

For a book bag, stay away from the typical multi-colored knapsacks. Instead, opt for a cool solid-colored leather knapsack purse with a cool buckle or drawstring. These smaller, stylish bags can double as a book bag and a purse!

For shoes, we’re seeing so many hot trends surfacing this fall, including the metallic loafer, the patent oxford, and the pointed-toe mini high heel pump. Take your pick! Try silver, gold, black, or beige if you want versatile shoes that will match with a variety of your outfits!

Have you planned out your school outfits for next week? Check out the StyleChat app to find all the hottest fall items and create your fantasy looks!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Back to School: How to Make the Hallways your Runway

It’s that time of year again: the time when summer comes to an end and school begins.  The best part of starting a fresh year of school is picking out a fresh wardrobe.  What will your style be this year?  Are you ready to embrace the trends coming off the Fall Runways or will you start your own?

On redding.com, writer Clint Davis from Scripps National Desk, highlights the fashion predictions that fashion experts have made for this Fall’s trends.  I’m happy to report that fashionista.com referenced this Fall’s trends as “cozy and relaxed.”  This means that you can be stylish as well as comfortable while you spend your days in class.

Be prepared to see glimpses of 90’s fashion, including turtlenecks and plaid shirts (as shown in this stories feature photo).  Davis rejoices over the fact that overalls and scrunchies haven’t been included in the 90’s comeback.  I, on the other hand, wouldn’t be too upset to see overalls with a modern and stylish twist make their way back onto the scene. 😉

Yes, the beginning of school means the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon your sunglasses quite yet.  Foldable wayfarer Ray-Bans are perfect for fitting into a small purse or pocket.

If you’re looking to amaze people with your style choices, fashionista.com predicts that fringe skirts, bows, diagonal prints, and the color orange will be a big hit this season.  Have fun with your outfit; experiment with color, textures, and prints to create a look that will make your classmates do a double-take.

Examples of Graphic Patterns. Photo Courtesy of Redding.com
Examples of Graphic Patterns. Photo Courtesy of Redding.com

Teen Vogue predicts that graphic prints will continue being popular this school year.  Davis writes that no matter what your taste is, there will be a print to satisfy it.  With so many stores showing graphic-printed shirts and dresses, I agree that it’s easy to find a pattern and color combo that will flatter your body and enhance your style.  Whether you want a more flamboyant and colorful print or a classic more subdued one, always be fearless and confident with your choice.

Last but not least, let’s take a look at this season’s fashionable jewelry.  Vogue highlights single earrings, creole hoops, and hand-bracelets as popular accessories for Fall 2014.  If you opt for the single earring look, go crazy!  Find a single earring that wraps around your ear and makes a statement.  If you’re a hoop-earring-kind-of-gal, try a pair of large silver creole hoop earrings and pair it with a luscious curly hairstyle.  Hand bracelets can be a fun and flirty way to make a statement.  Find one that wraps from your wrist to your finger, without being too heavy or distracting.

Examples of some statement single dangly earrings. Photo courtesy of Getty
Fashionable jewelry that includes single dangly earrings. Photo Courtesy of Getty

What fashion trends are you most looking forward to this back-to-school season?  Create your favorite looks on StyleChat and share them with your friends.  Going back to school doesn’t have to be a bad thing.  After all, your great fashion choices deserve a captive audience, and who’s better than your friends and classmates to fill that role?!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Don’t forget to show us your back to school style by sharing some looks through StyleChat

A Timeless Classic

It’s nice to just “stop and smell the roses.”An iconic trend of the 1960’s is establishing itself as one of the biggest most consistent trends of the 2000’s. From daffodils to daisies and orchids, florals are a timeless classic that can make any outfit go from bland to flirty and fun.

floral2Try a flowy chiffon dress scattered with shades of pink and red roses paired with a solid color flat shoe and a daisy headband for the final touch.  It is girly, yet sophisticated, and it is the perfect outfit for a day of shopping with the best girlfriends or going out to town for an afternoon delight.

The best thing about florals is they are versatile. Think you can’t wear florals after sunset? Think again. Florals can be worn for any occasion whether it be a cozy dinner with friends or a romantic date night. They add just the right amount of color to make your outfit pop and stand out, even at night.

Floral5After floral dresses comes floral and tropical print pants. They are comfortable and easy to slip on, making them the perfect “go to” item to put a spring in your step.

However, unless you are a fashionista, proceed with caution. Be sure to keep the rest of your outfit streamlined and clean cut. Instead of trying to find another pattern to match, pair with a simple tee or blazer. It will pull the outfit together without drawing too much attention.

If you are still feeling overwhelmed or uncomfortable with wearing these daring pants, Teen Vogue’s article titled, “Love the Floral Pant Trend, but Not Sure How to Style it? Here is all you need to know,” gives step-by-step instructions on how to rock the trend without feeling out of place.

Have no fear! Florals will not lead you astray. Being seen on the streets since the 1960s, florals will continue to live on and be a timeless classic.

Share your floral looks with us in the StyleChat App!

By Kiana Kuns