By: Katelyn Criner

Nearing the end of July, school is right around the corner. With a new school year ahead, the question of “what do I wear?” arises. We’re here to help you out on making a fashionable comeback to school this fall.

  1. Your most important accessory: the backpack

Your backpack is going to be your go-to accessory. It’s important to pick a backpack that is going to match your style while suiting your needs. Above is an example; this is the City Adventurer Backpack 17L from Lululemon. It’s designed to be on the move, it’s water-repellant,

and has a padded pocket that fits your laptop. This would be a great backpack for those who enjoy being active and are on the go.

2. New clothes: choosing basics

It’s important to shop smart when buying clothes for the upcoming school year. One way to do this is by selecting basic colors for your wardrobe. Solid and soft colors such as white, black, creme, tan, pale blue, and many more are perfect for going back to school. They are easy to wear with any jacket or pants that you may choose and are great wardrobe staples when you just need to throw something on.

  1. Go-to pairs of pants

Having a few select go-to pairs of pants is a must when it comes to your school wardrobe. Choose pants that are comfortable and fashionable for you and that can be worn with any of your basic tees. For example, it may be a good idea to invest in a few pairs of Levi jeans (blue, white) and a pair of fashionable loungewear pants from Aritzia. If you’re looking to shop sustainably or more affordably, it’s a good idea to check out your local thrift store for these go-tos.

  1. Comfortable ~yet fashionable~ sneakers

Your choice of shoes for the upcoming school year is important! While it’s fun to rock a unique pair of sandals or winter boots every once in a while, it’s essential to have a day-to-day shoe that you can pair with practically any outfit. These shoes should be comfortable, yet fashionable. Above is the Everlane Court Sneaker in colors off-white and fog.

Once you have gathered your back to school wardrobe essentials, you can throw in some accent pieces to your wardrobe. Having a wardrobe foundation is the key to showing up to school stylish this fall. You can mix and match everything!

What are your favorite wardrobe essentials? Let us know below!