Going back to school means getting organized, starting fresh, and, for me, putting together new outfits. Instagram is my go-to for style inspiration, and these trends were all over my feed this summer. Spending the summer in NYC as an intern also provided me with a ton of style inspiration. Even though summer has come to an end, these pieces can easily transition into the school year.
I won't lie to you and say I jumped on this trend right off the bat. It took some time for me to purchase my first pair of bike shorts, and now I can't stop wearing them. They're so much more comfortable than leggings (especially when it's hot out), and can be worn to class with an oversized t-shirt or under a wrap dress for a night out.
A clear, plastic material makes a tote bag, backpack, or fanny pack instantly more chic. Also, it allows you to show off your new planner and other school accessories!
The hair scrunchie is making a huge comeback right now. Trade your boring hair tie in for a fun colored scrunchie to achieve an instant Carrie Bradshaw or Stephanie Tanner look.
Walking around NYC, this was one of the trends I saw the most. A lucite earring provides a more fun look than just a gold or silver earring.
Animal print looks good on skirts, blouses, and t-shirts. This trend dominated summer style and is a definite go-to for fall. Wear an animal print t-shirt with jeans to class or a cheetah print skirt for a night out.
This is the most-seen trend on Instagram right now. A chunky sneaker is great for school since you can dress them up or down. They are super comfortable, making them perfect for walking to class or going out with your friends.
Move over, baseball caps. A bucket hat can immediately cure a bad hair day or if you wake up late and need to quickly get ready for class.
Summer may be over, but these styles are here to stay. If you didn't wear any of these trends over summer, it's not too late! Try them out this school year, whether you're going to class or spending a night out with friends.