New classes, new friends, new year, new you! The start of school calls for a great first impression—and the perfect first-day ensemble. Whether you want to add a campus-cool twist to your summertime staples or are planning on premiering your brand-new fall wardrobe buys,I'm sure you've already put a lot of thought into your debut look. But it never hurts to have a little sartorial inspiration, so I've rounded up a whopping 150 rad outfit ideas courtesy of our super stylish readers.
From punky denim to polished-up frocks, these chic girls have it all. Check out their campus-ready ensembles, and get ready for an A in first-day style.
Top any outfit with a preppy button-down shirt and you’ll ooze scholastic chic. Pair it with tailored pants for a sophisticated look or a skirt to keep it girly.
Slip on a thin windbreaker to beat the early-morning drizzles and add a chic twist to your outfit. Not only does it add an extra layer of warmth, but it also doubles the coolness of any dress.
Be ahead of the trend by reaching for camel colored-colored jeans instead of your trusty blue skinnies. Classic khaki looks chic with neutrals, but looks every bit as awesome with layers of bright colors.
There’s no doubt about it: maxi skirts are here to stay. Rock a floor-grazing number but keep it casual with a soft printed tee shirt.
For a fun take on the classic blazer, choose a piece in a bold color. Toss a statement jacket over your go-to jeans, favorite shorts, or floral sundresses instantly spunky outfit.
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Layering shirts is a surefire way to create a unique, quirky outfit. Try mixing patterns and textures to the best effect.
Inject a taste of menswear into your wardrobe by topping an outfit off with a simple double-breasted jacket, whether it’s a take on the blazer or trench.
Take a wild walk in a pair of punky printed pants. Smarten up a soft jersey pair with a blazer, or go trendy with a vibrant top and statement belt.
This nautical-inspired top is a fashion-girl favorite, and for good reason. The classic boatneck striped shirt looks great worn with dark denim, frilly florals, and everything in between.
Tie the tails of your favorite button-down for a quick way to show off a circle skirt. It’s a great way to give an oversized shirt a stylish shape.
Buckle on a stylish waist-cinching statement belt this fall. It’ll work equally well over a dress as it will over a long top and jeans!
Pleated skirts aren’t just for elementary schoolgirls anymore; the style has matured to the fashion big-leagues. Play up the retro feel with ladylike accessories.
Keep cozy in a light sweater—try a crochet knit for a look that’s both bold and breezy.
Top a girly or casual outfit with a denim workshirt for a cool way to dress it down. Try a faded tint for a vintage vibe.
What do you wear for First day at School?
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