When school starts, there is always such an awkward transition between the seasons, especially in the Midwest! You’re tempted to pull out the big, comfy new sweaters you just purchased for fall, but it’s still somewhat hot enough to wear shorts to class. I’m always sure to pack transition pieces that can be worn year-round, like lightweight scarves, Tory Burch flats and menswear watches.
Although it is already September, fall weather isn’t in full swing in Chicago.The past few weeks, deciding what to wear has been a daunting task. However, this Fashionista showed me the way by donning the ever-popular infinity scarf. I thought her outfit was perfect for a day of classes in downtown Chicago. This Fashionista paired bright blue shorts with a white tank top over a black lightweight sweater. The accessories featured in her outfit included a floral infinity scarf, a white watch and black and gold Tory Burch flats.
I absolutely adored the accessories that she used to complete this look. Lightweight scarves are a great and versatile accessory that add a stylish, layered look to an outfit. Printed scarves are also great statement pieces, especially when added to a T-shirt.
Tory Burch flats are also a very popular trend right now around many campuses. These flats are a great investment because they are completely stylish, they’re basic enough to go with just about anything and comfortable enough to wear around campus all day.
A watch is also a great investment because it is both functional and fashionable. Michael Kors watches are another trend that I have seen around campus. I personally love big-faced watches (but then again I’m partial for making a big statement with any accessory).
Although we can’t pull out the big cable knit sweaters just yet, remember that there are a few back to school essentials that are classroom ready all school year long. Invest in a few lightweight infinity scarves with patterns, some good quality flats or a menswear watch and your back to school style list will be complete.
Spotted: 3.1 Phillip Lim showing some amazing shoes in his fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection.