Now for the most fun part of back to school prep: Clothes shopping!
If you’re on a budget, think about what items you really need. Growing out of your favorite jeans? It’s worth springing for a new pair. But avoid anything too trendy, because chances are by the time you get the confidence to wear it in public, it may not be cool anymore (remember gaucho pants? Exactly).
A good way to snazz up the ensembles you already have? A versatile jacket, sweater, and accessories can transform a lot of the looks you rock already without using all the cash you saved up at your summer job. Think of how a cool scarf completely changes the look of a plain t-shirt and jeans–you can do the same with inexpensive statement necklaces, or by throwing a cropped cardi over your favorite tank.
The goal is to pick out pieces that not only go with one another, but that you can also mix and match with what you already own. Clothes are an investment, so choose wisely so you feel your most confident and cute on your first day back hitting the books!
Do you get excited for or dread back to school prep? Do you have any tips and tricks on back to school prep? Are you looking forward to going back to school this year? Tell us in the comments!