Summer has begun to wind down, and with school starting within a few weeks, “what to wear?” will be at the forefront of everyone’s minds again. With retailers beginning to shift their styles in preparation for Fall, even if you don’t have to actually go back to school, you’ll notice all of the new clothes in stores and may want to test out some of the new style trends and update your wardrobe as well.
The best thing about shopping for “back-to-school” styles as an adult? You don’t have to go into trend overload when you shop; instead, search for upgraded, more elevated versions of your favorite wardrobe staples that will easily take your style to the head of the class.
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A crisp white shirt is always needed when you wear a school uniform, but a chicer, more sophisticated option for adults is a lace trimmed blouse with a more feminine fit. Lace-Trim Pullover, Chico”s.
New jeans are always number one on the shopping list, but instead of sticking with your tried and true skinny fit, vintage inspired denim with a kick flare is such a fun trend right now that will transition beautifully into Fall. Mother Denim Hustler Ankle Fray, Indigo
Too Cool for School Bomber
Varsity Jackets are one of those classic back-to-school “trends” for guys that will never go out of style, but once you get past a certain age they can look a little juvenile. A great alternative that gives you a similar silhouette with much more style is a bomber jacket. Keep it elevated by getting it in a vegan suede material. Vegan Suede Bomber Jacket, Banana Republic
The Carry-All Tote
Kids have backpacks + messenger bags, moms and career women have carry-all totes. Whether you’re carrying around your work files and ipad or need a cute bag to store all of your junk for errands, now’s the perfect time to upgrade to a quality made tote that you can use every day. The Medium Transport Tote, Madewell
New shoes are a given on your kid’s back-to-school list, so why not snag a stylish pair of sneakers for yourself as well? Doing the whole dad shoe trend can be a bit much, but you can easily rock a sleeker pair with your favorite skinnies or a pleated skirt and a fresh button down on the weekends. Saturday Sneakers with Leopard Calf Hair Detail, J. Crew
Most uniforms include a classic blazer, but to keep your look much more fashion forward, try a fun embroidered style with your favorite trousers instead. Sally Embroidered Blazer, Anthropologie
To shop these trends, be sure to visit these local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek!