Whether you’re excited to go back to school or maybe a little nervous, it’s important to look good on the first day! Having a trendy, fresh look can give you a big boost of confidence and even give you a conversation topic to help you make new friends. If you’re not sure what to wear, don’t worry because we have you covered! You might be going to high school or you may be starting at university, but all of these trends are suitable for high school and college, so you definitely won’t have to worry about looking out of place.
In this post, I’m going to go through a few of the latest trends in Western and Korean fashion so that you will know exactly what outfits to buy when you go back to school shopping.
The Updated School Fashion 2016 Uniform
It’s always more fun to wear a school uniform when it isn’t required, isn’t it? This year, the trend is to put your own twist on the traditional uniform. Try a short, pleated skirt with a high waist and cute button accents instead of the regular plaid style. You can even pair the skirt with a billowy, flowy white top tucked loosely into it. A men’s-style button up shirt with embroidery on the cuffs and collar is another great choice.
To complete your outfit, pair it with some slouchy, knee-high socks that match your blouse and some chunky maryjanes or Oxfords in a neutral color like black or brown.
It’s All In the Details
This season, there’s a big focus on details. Whether it’s subtle pleating or pin-striping on your skirt or delicate bows and ruffles on your blouse, look for outfits that have a little something extra. For example, try matching the pleating of your skirt with the pleats on your blouse, or make sure the bow accent on your shoes matches the bow in your hair. Every little thing counts!
If you’re not sure where to start, choose one of the other fashion trends I’ve mentioned and then pay attention to the details of that outfit. Look for ways to make it eye-catching and suited to your personality. Maybe your nails will match your favorite earrings, or your patterned watch face will match the pattern of your socks. This one is fun, so let yourself be creative!
Casual and Chic “Athleisure”
Going to class is so much easier when you don’t have to worry about wearing tight or uncomfortable clothes! Lucky for you, casual outfits are another new school fashion 2016 trend. This “athleisure” trend pairs all of the comfort of athletic wear with trendy patterns, styles and accessories to upgrade your outfit from working out to going out. That means that this year, you can trade in your tight jeans and strappy tops for cute, patterned leggings, slouchy graphic tees and soft, cozy wrap cardigans.
If you want to stay casual but still look a little more polished, try pairing some structured, khaki joggers with a plain, boyfriend fit t-shirt and then accessorize with a piece of statement jewelry and some embellished flats.
To really up the trend factor, grab a pair of sunglasses with huge, fun-shaped lenses and a patterned hobo bag before you walk out the door.
You probably don’t pay much attention to your socks when you’re planning an outfit, but to stay on trend this school season, you will definitely want to start. Bold, funky or quirky socks are the newest fashion statement for this year. They don’t have to match your outfit like your mother always used to say, though. This year, they just need to work with your outfit enough that your look is unique yet still pulled together.
Don’t be afraid of mixing and matching, either. Fun colors and multiple patterns will fit in perfectly with this new trend. Be sure you remember to wear the right shoes that will show off your trendsetting socks!
2016 is full of new and exciting fashion trends, which means that you should be able to pick at least one that suits your personality and style. Whether you’re going to high school or college, all of these looks will keep you on trend and help you make a statement on that first day of class.