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Back-to-School Outfits for Your First Day

No one wants to think about it, but the summer is coming to an end. On the one hand, that’s sad, but on the other, it’s a reason to be excited, because with a new school year comes the promise of cute back-to-school outfits.

As you prepare for the new school year, finding the perfect first-day outfit will be on the top of your list. You might be thinking about making a new resolution and showing your classmates something different than what they have come to know you for.

If you’re looking for an entirely new wardrobe or just a bit of an update, here are a few back-to-school outfit ideas to help you make a strong first impression. 

An Edgy Leather Jacket

You’ll look very mature and stylish sporting a leather jacket as part of your back-to-school outfit. Pair it with your favorite ripped jeans and a classic white tank top, and you’ll give off an effortless vibe. 

Statement Lounge Pants 

You don’t have to limit your back-to-school bottoms to just jeans. Try mixing up your look with some printed lounge pants. They’ll look amazing with your favorite tank or tee and a blazer, and you can wear anything from a stylish flat to a heel. 

Collegiate Back-to-School Stripes

You can’t go wrong with a good stripe print and a raglan style long-sleeve t-shirt when selecting your back to school outfits. This chic look pairs well with jeans or a denim skirt. Accent your outfit with your favorite accessories, including some bold sunglasses and your favorite belt, and you’ll have a look that is as stylish as it is comfortable.

Add Structure with a Blazer

Blazers aren’t just for boardrooms and career day. You can add a dose of style and prep to your back to school outfits with colored and patterned blazed such as this belted houndstooth blazer. The belt on this blazer will flatter your figure and the classic houndstooth pattern means this is something you’ll be reaching for in your closet for a long time.

A Bold Floral

Just because the summer is ending doesn’t mean that you have to say goodbye to a good floral print. Add in a touch of floral with some printed pants. The floral pattern block flare pants are sure to make an impression on your first day with a bold print and vintage-inspired silhouette.

A Fitted Crop Top

A bold print can sometimes be all you need to get a little bit of confidence on your first day at school. Something like a bold crop top layered with a camisole underneath it can get your high marks for style before the homeroom bell rings.

A Cool Girl Bodycon Dress

Depending on where you live, it will likely still be warm when you first start your school year. A cute back to school outfit that might also help you keep cool is a bodycon dress. This classic silhouette might just become your new aesthetic. 

Crisp and Clean Collared Shirt

Sometimes keeping it simple is the best. The surplice notched-collar top is the perfect top with its flowy silhouette, gathered at the elasticized hem. The solid color means that you can pair it with all of your favorite accessories for an easy back-to-school outfit that still screams summer. 

Find the Perfect Back to School Outfits Today

Have some ideas for your perfect back-to-school outfit?  Take a look at FOREVER 21’s back to school collection. You’ll find everything you need for back to school from clothing to accessories for the first day back to school and beyond.