Back to School Style

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Urban Outfitters DV by Dolce Vita Boot, $129 // Michael Kors Runway Watch, $250 // Madewell Leather Rucksack, $248 // Bop Basics Leather Baseball Cap, $88 // Forever 21 Tribal Print Scarf, $9.80 // Forever 21 Gold and Leather Ankle Boots, $42.80 // Dolores Petunia Swarovski Friendship bracelets, $35 ea // ASOS Tailored shorts, $30 // ASOS 15 Denier Tights, $7 // Urban Outfitters Skylar Sunglasses, $16

Back to school fashions vary by region, age, culture, and a whole host of other factors. But if I were able to go back in time and coach my teenage- or twenty-something-year-old self, I would probably take myself shopping for the above items. Once can never have too many pairs of good, basic, black ankle boots (…and please don’t call them booties! Pet peeve!). I like the trendier, edgier versions to be on the cheaper side, in case the trend is a flash-in-the-pan. Classic black leather boots without much embellishment should be an investment piece in every woman’s wardrobe – they go with everything. Skirt with tights, skinny jeans, even a pair of tailored slacks. Make sure you invest in a comfortable, durable, well-made pair. I love Dolce Vita’s iteration above.

I’m also loving the classic collegiate baseball cap, but reworked in a leather style for a bit of an edge that is also kind of timeless looking. Classic “clubmaster” style sunglasses are a must since festival fashion is still going strong, but pick up an affordable pair first before you go splurging on the Ray-Ban version. A classic geometric/tribal print scarf can be tied onto your backpack (I have a soft spot for leather rucksacks) in case your classroom is a bit chilly. And I’m loving the glammed-up take on the classic friendship bracelet – with Swarovski crystals! Totally my thing!

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  • http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com Heidi

    I can’t get on board with cheap footwear, so I guess that means I’m going to have to get over the whole “trendy” ankle boot look. I spend far too much time abusing my feet while running to punish them further. That being said, I still love those boots! Just need to find a pair that’s made in the USA.

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

  • Lauren

    What’s wrong with bootie?

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      It just sounds so profane! ;)

  • http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com Ashleigh

    Those ankle boots are soooo hot!

  • MARLA ROBINSON

    I want one of those watches.

  • http://www.motherinheels.com Courtney

    LOVE those bracelets! Thanks for sharing, I just went and got two for myself. :-) Yay!

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Awesome! Tweet or Instagram me a pic of them on when it arrives! Love to see which colors you picked :)

      • http://www.motherinheels.com Courtney

        Will do!

  • http://www.sidesmilestyle.com Ashley

    loving leather baseball hats for fall too!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley
    SideSmile Style

  • abby r

    i had happened upon the bracelets on etsy awhile back but didn’t pull the trigger to purchase…your post reminded me and the sale price had me order one for my sister and ask for one for my birthday! cannot wait to see it in person!

  • http://www.yoyo-mom.com/ CJ

    Love this style! Have you seen the Hipanema bracelets? They are pretty cool too. A bunch of friendship bracelets in one. Thanks for sharing!

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      I’ve never heard of Hipanema bracelets!