Whether you’re going into your freshman year of high school or senior year of college I think there are a few pieces every girl needs to have in her fall wardrobe. So I’ll cut right to the chase and present you with my back to school fashion must haves.

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Comfortable Jeans

This is an obvious #1 wardrobe staple. I’m personally more into black jeans since they go with everything and after going high wasited I’ll never go back. My favourite pair is the American Apparel Easy Jeans, they come in a million colours (loving them in burgandy for fall) and are super super stretchy without the cheap no pocket/no zipper look of jeggings. If you aren’t into high waisted jeans I also recommend American Eagle’s Skinny Jeans, before AA came into my life I lived in these.

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‘Goes With Everything’ Cardigan

I didn’t realize I needed this item so badly until I bought it, now I’m kinda ashamed to say I’ve already planned buying the other 2 colours for my next pay cheque. It is a big pricey but the American Apparel Shawl Cardigan goes with literally everything and looks effortlessly chic. Not only is it super cute but also surprisingly warm. A more affordable option is this knit cardigan from Garage, the American Eagle open knit cardigan, and this one from Forever 21 looks almost identical to the $90 AA one (maybe a tad bit thinner).

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The Perfect Planner

In my freshman advice post I mentioned how planning and writing down dates will save you so much stress. I personally use a Large Lilly Pulitzer Agenda (mine is in trippin and sippin) but there are some cute ones the same size from Kate Spade as well as some more affordable ones from Victoria Secret Pink. Also is you’re too classy for bright colours and patterns a basic leather planner always works too.

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Cute Booties

And I ain’t talking about what you’ve been working towards with those squats. There’s nothing that pulls an outfit together and makes you look like you tried harder than some heeled booties (flat ones obviously for younger girls). You can go all out and get some real leather ones like the Joplyn Booties from Steve Madden or a far less exensive but fantastic quality option is any of the booties from Old Navy (I’ve had a pair for a year I wear like crazy that show almost no wear). Aldo also makes a ton of real leather ankle boots including these adorable oxford inspired ones.

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Functional Bag

Last but not least is a wearable everyday bag to carry all that school junk around. My go to bag is the Sophie Tote from Kate Spade (it’s no longer carried but this one is the closest I can find currently from Kate Spade), H&M also carries an almost identical version of the Sophie tote though. I also picked up last season’s version of this structured bag for $30 at an Aldo outlet. Finally I thought I’d leave you with a backpack. I’m not one for them but I think they’re appropriate for high school. I know I’m basic but I’m a fan of the original Herschel  backpack in black as well as this adorable pink one.

Have fun back to school shopping!

-Lauren

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