Do you remember your first online purchase? I was probably 13 when I first bought something off the web and thought it was the greatest concept ever. Fast forward to little old college student me and I still think it’s the best thing to exist. There’s something so thrilling about finding a unique product and waiting for it to arrive at your doorstep—a feeling you can’t really get anywhere else. For those on a budget looking for quality fashion, Shopbop encompasses everything you could possibly imagine; a dreamland of the best designer goodies with enough variety to keep you searching for days. Luckily, their student section in partnership with CollegeFashionista helped me pick out a few things in a matter of minutes. It was like shopping love at first sight.
Since I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for good transition pieces that will work year round, my first pick was Blank Denim’s Vegan Bomber Jacket. My initial thought while slipping this on was how soft and perfectly worn in it was so I paired it with a floral vintage dress, comfortable enough to swish in on any given occasion. What’s great about this jacket is that you could wear it with a casual dress like mine, a more structured, semi-formal dress for a night out or a T-shirt and jeans combo and look completely put-together. The secret is in its classic design with an aviator neckline to up the sophistication and cool factor.
My second pick was a classic Kanken backpack in Forest Green. Living in Orlando, I’m exposed to tons of cultures and this backpack was actually one I had seen on several tourists. Made by Swedish company Fjällräven, this school rucksack is super utilitarian and practical with carrying handles and the ability to open the entire back. Anyone with four or more class classes, an internship and full-time job knows this is a luxury. Its simple design ultimately won me over and proved to be the perfect match to my relaxed, dark ensemble for the upcoming season. I finished my look with studded flatforms for comfort, a Casio watch and of course, my eyeglasses.
Head over to Shopbop Student for fundamental pieces you’ll be wearing all semester long.