When I was younger, I can remember going back-to-school shopping only once or twice. My mom is not a fan of shopping (not sure where I picked up that gene), so she never made a big deal about picking out new outfits before a new school year started. I’m pretty sure I would beg her to take me shopping for new clothes daily (or at least I wanted to), but it never helped. Despite this, I would still spend hours thinking about what to wear on the first day of school and would practice putting together outfits. I even remember what I wore my first day of grade one (denim short-alls with a floral trim and a t-shirt). When I started working in high school, I loved having my own money to buy a few things before a new year. With my final semester of university coming up, I am looking through my closet, mentally putting together outfits, and thinking about what I can add.
This year, I want to stick with staples that will be essy to put together in the mornings, easy to wear throughout the day, and be something I can mix and match through my weekday and weekend wardrobes. I love this striped boatneck top from J. Crew, which would go great with denim, black pants and skirts too (especially this one). For chilly mornings, I love a good knit scarf, like this oatmeal coloured one or a lighter one while the weather is still warm. My obsession with white chucks will certainly not end this fall, so I will definitely be wearing them to add a casual vibe, and keep my feet warm too if it’s too cold for flats (hopefully that doesn’t actually happen for a while though). I am still planning on using my H&M handbag for school this semester, but how adorable is this tote (also in mint)? Finally, a cute and simple watch, like this one from Kate Spade and these specs (though I don’t need them) would be the perfect items to finish off this studious look.
Do you (or did you) go back-to-school shopping before each new year? I’d love to know whether or not I’m the only one that spends so much time thinking about what to wear on that oh-so-important (but not really) first day of school.