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5 Chic and Affordable Back To School Outfit Ideas For College Students

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I was a neatly dressed student when I was in college. I can’t remember ever wearing yoga pants or flip-flops to class. Jeans, cardigans, and shirts were my best friend and they still tend to dominate my wardrobe. Whether you are a student starting a new semester this fall or an office going women.These 5 outfits will help you look effortlessly chic but before that let’s talk about the basic pieces that you should add in your back to school shopping list

Back To School Basics

  • Tops- Flannel shirts, Striped tees, lightweight sweaters, logo tees, and Jumpsuits
  • Outwear- Bomber jacket (on trend for Fall), Denim jacket, long cardigans
  • Bottoms- Skinny jeans, Boyfriend jeans, Joggers, pleated skirts and tie-waist pants
  • Shoes-  All these outfits will look great with converse or vans or any sneakers you have preferably in white. I wore different shoes to give you options. Boots in cognac and sand/beige will also go well with all these outfits
  • Accessories- Backpacks, cross body bags and totes in neutral shades will go well with all these outfits.

Here are the 5 outfits I put together with pieces under $40. I have listed similar accessories for the ones more than $40

1. Flannel Shirt and Jeans

Flannel shirts are an easy and casual way to add color to your outfit. Wear them buttoned/unbuttoned with skinny or boyfriend jeans. They go well with utility and jogger pants too

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Wearing:   Peplum Top ( similar color tee) | Flannel (last seen here and here| Jeans ($15; also love this) | Boots (low heel version here) | Madewell Tote (similar 1,2,3) | Reading Glasses

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old-navy-classic-flannel-plaid-shirt

 

2. Pleated Skirt With a Logo tee

Pleated skirts are a staple in every chic girl’s wardrobe. They are super versatile and can be worn all throughout the year. Wear them with denim jacket, long cardigan with boots for Fall,  and stockings, boots, and coat for Winter

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Wearing: Gap Pleated Skirt (also comes in black and green; also love this $32 one) | Tee c/o ClotheOhio | Madewell Jacket (also have this under $40 one) | Tote | Embroidery Sneakers (under $27 here and here) 

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3. T-shirt Dress with Cardigan

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Wearing: Target Dress (in black & white) | Cardigan | Wanted Oxfords (last seen here and here) | Tote | Reading Glasses

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4.  Cotton Jumpsuit

A cotton/linen jumpsuit is comfortable and casual. Wear a t-shirt or a lacy top underneath if it’s sleeveless or you can wear it with denim jacket or long cardigan

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Wearing: Old Navy Jumpsuit (last seen here) | similar Lace Top (also love this) | Yellow Wedges (under $40 here

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5.  Dress and Denim Jacket

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Wearing: Old Navy Dress | Denim Jacket | Converse with lace (Without lace) | Hat | similar Bag

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Outfit#1: Peplum Top (similar color tee) | Flannel (last seen here and here| Jeans ($15; also love this) | Boots (low heel version here) | Madewell Tote (similar 1,2,3) | Reading Glasses
Outfit#2: Gap Pleated Skirt (also comes in black and green; love this $32 one) | Tee c/o ClotheOhio | Madewell Jacket (also have this under $40 one) | Tote | Embroidery Sneakers (under $27 here and here) 
Outfit#3: Target Dress (in black & white) | Cardigan | Wanted Oxfords (last seen here and here) | Tote | Reading Glasses
Outfit#4: Old Navy Jumpsuit (last seen here) | similar Lace Top (also love this) | Yellow Wedges (under $40 here)
Outfit#5:  Old Navy Dress | Denim Jacket | Converse with lace (Without lace) | Hat | similar Bag

Back to School Favorites Under $40