Your Complete Guide To Back To School Prep

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You don’t need a whole new wardrobe for school–just a few new pieces! | Source

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!

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  • Jinger

    I’m homeschooled so I dont have to worry

  • cindy

    can you guys also do an ”how to do new friends at school”? I’m in high school and I’m with the same people in all classes. But we already have our own little groups from middle school, but even I have talked with some of them but still don’t find how to get to know the others. Also there is people from other groups that I find interesting but have NO IDEA of how and what to talk with them. What if I seem like a freak when I aproach to them directly and sat something stupid (that is very probably to happen)? Even with my own bestfriends there are these moments with such an awkward silence that happens to me very much and I just feel like dying 😐 I think I’m a very socially awkward person :'[

    • Afrogal

      lol me too, most people think its because im mean , but its realy bcuz i kinda have low self esteem and im socially awkward i want ppl to know tht im nice, but im shy like crazy shy and its making me miss out on a lot of things, itz ok to be shy, but not to shy

    • Lizzy

      Cindy , we moved to another town which im going to start high school in a few days ! I dont know anyone , im not that social kinda person either i just think that ‘ being a nice person always works , who hates nice polite and cheerful people right ? So try to be nice to others dont try to change yourself DONT ! If you be good to people they will be good to you 😉 try that hoped it helpes ! Xxx

    • Ash

      First rule: Be yourself, Be Yourself, Be Yourself. Love something let it show it’s a great way to meet people.
      Second rule: it’s ok to ask someone if you want they want to hang out (trust me I had to learn this in college). in fact you can ask someone what they think of the Novel you’re reading in English and they’ll answer.
      Third Rule: Not everybody belongs in singular group. Meaning that you can go to the Library and find amazing friends to hang out with.
      Fourth Rule: Its ok to say something stupid, everybody in the world says something stupid (no matter what age… Best one I did was say Cheese in the middle of Art History course). Smile and laugh it off.
      Fifth Rule: Go look at those after school clubs, you will find friends.
      Sixth Rule: Don’t freak out (people are a lot nicer than you think)
      Seventh Rule: Be Safe, if you decide to hang out with someone and they give off a weird vibe call home and wait outside.

  • Alexis

    I wish I still had time to get stuff for school. I started on the eighth! D:

  • Becca

    …that’s great, but I’ve been at school for three days already. :/

    • Maite