What’s better than the first day back to school? Maybe the last day of school before summer or some of the days before break, right? However, besides those days, I do not think that most of us enjoy school that much, but the first day is often the best. If you do enjoy school a whole lot however, more power to you. I looked forward to the first day back, as I am now. I had to wear a uniform in grade school, but even with a uniform I would get anxious and nervous in a positive way when choosing my shoes and various accessories for the first day back. Now I plan my outfits in whichever fashion I choose and that, my friends, is so much fun.
The first day of school is lighthearted and easygoing for many, making new friends and discovering which classes and teachers you’ll enjoy for the rest of the year and which you may dislike. Things are new, and the curiosity of the unknown keeps us all on our toes. Then the first day is over, and things begin to settle in and become our normal. I stop trying eventually with the way I dress, and I start to dress for comfort, which is what many people do. Fatigue and staying up late working on huge assignments result in sweatpants and sneakers. As such we might as well put some effort in on the first day before the pressures of school take their toll.
Show off your unique style and personality with your clothes on the first day of school with a few essentials to your look.
Wear something that stands out. Do not play it safe with your favorite comfy sneakers like you might do later in the year. If you do wear sneakers they better be super bright and funky. I recommend flats and for guys some slip-ons, maybe Vans or something of the like.
We all want to look like we did not put too much effort into our look, and shoes are an easy way to spruce up an outfit and even make the outfit complete. Even if your clothes are somewhat basic and effortless looking, throwing on an excellent pair of shoes can take your look up to another level. Go out and buy yourself a new pair for the first day of school.
From watches to earrings, necklaces to bracelets, jewelry is a super easy way to tie everything together. Make sure that if you are wearing jewelry to not clash metals. For example, do not wear gold earrings and a silver watch.
Wearing a watch, for guys and girls, helps out a lot with school as well because you have the time right there on your wrist instead of asking everyone when class gets out! Believe me, it makes a huge difference having a watch on and it makes you look a little more serious and studious.
Earrings are the best accessory for girls and then rings, and for guy’s bracelets (or a watch, I would not suggest wearing both!) and sometimes necklaces look pretty good. Girls could also wear long pendant necklaces. They are easy to throw on and look sophisticated.
Earrings are in abundance and come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, metals, gems, whatever you can think of. Guys wearing jewelry should not make it overbearing. Show something and show that you have style, but don’t overdo it. For the best in jewelry and fashion accessories, I highly recommend ordering from moranaonline.com.
Jean jackets are picking back up again. For guys, zip-up hoodies look great as well. If girls want to look professional at school, the new in thing is blazers. Everybody loves a good blazer. Guys might look a little bit too serious if they wear a blazer because the blazers made for men are not as casual-looking as some of the women’s. Sometimes classrooms can be frigid, so even if it is hot outside, a jacket can be a good idea.
So jeans are a favorite staple of many outfits and wearing them on the first day of school is okay. If they fit well and look wonderful, why not. Plus, they are comfy and worn-in jeans are in. Figure out what fit and wash looks best on you and stick with it. Accessorize with a belt, Lucky Brand has the best belts, by the way, and cool slip-on shoes, perhaps a loose and colorful top and a long necklace and voilà! You have an outfit!
If you like tote bags better than backpacks, a big enough tote is great for school and is sometimes easier than using a backpack. Everything just slides in and out, and you do not have to unzip or undo anything to get to your schoolwork. Some tote bags are also extremely fashionable and can go with almost any outfit. These are excellent and strongly recommended. Backpacks are important, too, if you like backpacks. They are more comfortable to carry than totes, usually, because totes get heavy, and you can only put them on one shoulder.
A backpack can also complete an outfit and LeSportsac makes great totes as well as bags. Dakine has cool backpacks as well as Herschel Supply Co. Sometimes we forget that a bag can make or break a look. Find something you really enjoy, and it’ll compliment what you are wearing.
Dressing to impress is just the first step, but it will get you on the right track for success. These essentials are just a few of many and if you think of more act on them! It is important to look good not just for others, but truly for yourself to feel confident. Get out there and do some shopping or scour through that closet! You can find an outfit to impress for the first day of school in no time, especially if you focus on some of the previous essentials! Have fun and get good grades!
About the author:
The writer, Rebecca Short, has just started her school year at Stanford, and wanted to make sure she put on the best appearance for this prestigious university. If you wish to learn more about this writer, you can visit her on Google+.