STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Back to Schoolwear

It's the time of year we've all been dreading (or in some cases, eagerly anticipating): move in day. Whether you're a freshman beginning to start your first (and arguably best) year of college, or getting ready to celebrate your last year as a senior, there's one thing that's on all Fashionistas/os' minds: back-to-school shopping!

When we were younger, back-to-school shopping was all about filling your pencil case with colored pens and animal shaped erasers. Now, it's about filling your closet. They say in college, less is more. Obviously whoever said that wasn't aware of under-the-bed storage containers (thanks, Target).

The summer heat is bound to carry over in the first few weeks of the school year here in New York — perfect for those who can't wait to show off their favorite summer outfits. But for the rest of us who are ready to pull out our jeans and boots, the heat can be a drag.

Spotted lounging in Union Square, today's Fashionista's short sleeve eyelet sweater is the perfect way to transition from summer to fall during the first few warm weeks of the semester. Besides, nothing says back-to-school like a pair of Converse and a new backpack! Not to mention her bracelets — layering handmade bracelets gives any outfit a personalized and easy-going look, perfect for a throw-on-and-go outfit.

When wearing an eyelet sweater, be attentive with what you wear underneath. Go natural with a nude bra or bandeau, or a colored top like this Fashionista. What you wear underneath should depend on how comfortable you feel — everyone's different! No matter the undergarment, the length of your bottom should balance out your top. By wearing an uneven cut sweater with a skater skirt, this Fashionista finds the perfect balance and avoids the “Is this a sweater or a dress?” debate. If you're looking for a longer length with a more even cut, try an eyelet dress or skirt.

It’s important to be yourself at school, and that starts with your wardrobe! Shop on as you enjoy the last month of summer.

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