Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Back to School: What to Wear Your First Week

Image Credit: Gioia De Antoniis
Hi there! Today is the day that the back to school posts begin and what better way to start than with the classic first day outfits post? I figured that since there are so many of those out there already, including the one I did last year, I decided to switch it up a bit this year and write about what to wear that whole first week. If you're looking to make a lasting impression, wearing your best outfit on the first day just won't be enough - you'll have to keep it up for a good while. Not that that's really a problem anyway, especially with all the inspiration you'll get after reading this post.


For the first day, I picked out a really eye-catching donut sweater that's super colourful. To balance out the crazy colours, I'd tuck it into a white midi skirt with a blue gingam belt to cinch it in at the waist. I topped it off with silver stud earrings and a chunky chain necklace, as well as some flat sandals. You really don't want to fussing with your outfits for school, so this is all super comfortable so you don't feel at all annoyed on your first day when it comes to your attire.

Workshop Allover Donuts Crew Neck Sweatshirt
Aha Life Eye of Protection Studs
H&M Silver Chain Necklace
Anthropologie Gemmed Gingam Belt
MissGuided White Pleated Midi Skirt
Shoe Cult Frequency Flatform


It's usually on the first day that people go all out and they go back to their "regular" clothes on the second day. To stand out, put some effort into the second day outfit as well! I picked out a simple Clueless graphic tee tucked into some boyfriend jeans. To add to that androgynous feel, I added some suspenders from the men's section and simple brown lace up ankle boots. To keep from looking too sloppy, a boyfriend watch finishes the whole look. Watches are essential for school because sometimes, the clocks in classes don't work (or there aren't any) and checking your phone throughout the class gives off the wrong vibe to teachers.

Urban Outfitters Clueless Whatever Tee
Topman Checked Suspenders
New Look Light Wash Blue Boyfriend Jeans
Boohoo Diamante Boyfriend Watch
Forever 21 Lace Up Ankle Boots


For Wednesday, I decided on a sweet mustard yellow dress paired with contrasting turquoise platform heels. Of course, not everyone can get away with wearing such shoes to school, but you could easily switch them out for flats or sandals. To tie in the colours, I picked out a multi-coloured braided headwrap along with plenty of delicate gold jewellery.

ModCloth Work to Play Dress
Urban Renewal Double-Braided Sari Headwrap
Guess Gold-Tone Star Charms Ear Cuff
ASOS Filigree Stack Rings
ModCloth Cartography Course Ring
Lucky Brand Winter Glimmer RING
Office Jargon Green Suede Platforms


For Thursday, I put together a more laidback look with a simple stripe tee and striped harem pants. I find that these pants are great for school because they're just so comfortable and if you're into sweatpants, they're a much more put-together alternative. For shoes, I went for chunky black Jeffrey Campbell look-alikes and bohemian-inspired jewellery.

Topshop Stripe Lace Panel Tee
Orelia Amethyst Necklace
2020AVE Vertical Striped Harem Pants
Guess Gold and Rose Gold-Tone Charm Bracelet
WetSeal Triangular Glitter and Stones Earrings
Fashion Union Double Buckle Cutout Boots


For the end of the week, I decided simple was better and opted for a black and white and grey ensemble. I picked out a black and white floral romper and to add to the playful feel of the outfit, I went for some grey ruffle socks and a slouchy lightweight beanie. To finish it off, I went for a cool cameo bracelet and matching feather earrings, as well as a pair of clean white Converse.

Mango Striped Beanie
Natalie B. Mojave Feather Earrings
Sosie Elise Romper
ModCloth Cameo So Adventurous Bracelet
Converse White Chuck Taylor Sneakers
Aeropostale Ribbed Ruffle Socks

Which outfit was your favourite? Are you going back to school? What are you planning on wearing on your first day? Also, do you have any requests for more back to school posts? Leave your comments and requests below!

Thank you so much for reading!
- J