Monday, August 18, 2008

Back To School

It's that time again when students are getting ready for school and some even already in classes. The fun part of starting school is that we can use back-to-school shopping as an excuse to buy some new cute clothes.

On a personal note, I'm starting college today (yay!) and it's been a long time since I've actually been in school. I didn't go to a high school so I was basically home schooled and studying by myself, so I'm nervous, yet very excited, about going to school and second about starting college. So being nervous and all, wouldn't it be normal for a girl to be worried about what to wear on the first day?


The girls on Gossip Girl may have
uniforms, but they're anything but
boring. With their cute accessories,
each girl shows her own style. How
I wish more schools had a dress code
like this!
When I think of school fashion, especially high school fashion, I picture tons of t-shirts matched with jeans and flip flops. This is a school trend that I don't want to go with anymore, no no. That is so over for me! That's why school uniforms and dress codes (if they are nice) can be good because everybody is forced to look presentable. Like in Gossip Girl, although they have a school uniform, each girl interprets her own style through accessories and the way they dress, so really no one looks the same and it's not boring.

I may not be the most fashionable person and my goal isn't to compete with other girls, but I definitely want to stay as chic as I possibly can be in college. I remember in middle school and high school it was so hard to dress nice and there was a lot of peer pressure that made it even harder, but not anymore. I won't let that make me dress like someone I'm not.

So... what should I wear today?

54 comments:

lisa said...

Congrats on starting college! If your campus is as sprawling as my old university campus was, I recommend cute street style sneakers or flats for all the walking you'll be doing.

I felt the same sense of freedom when I hit university--freedom to be myself and reinvent my wardrobe. Ironically, despite this freedom and your best intentions, you will have times (e.g. finals week, term paper season) where you fall into a rut of jeans, hoodies, and ponytails.

VIPGirlStyle said...

hope you had an awesome day at college today!! i think the most important thing is just be confident in what you wear and you will be fine!! xoxo

Lisa said...

hi lady!

have a wonderful first week.

* light skinnies, comfy rocker tee, black leather jacket w/ black flats

* cut-offs, comfy plaid w/ strappy heels

* cute skirt, basic tee ,blazer w/ flats, boots or heels...

perfect sized leather book-bag.

Enjoy.

Farren said...

ahh! i start school next week so i'm thinking about what to wear as well. =/ i only have one suggestion. wear something comfortable! completely utterly comfortable! if you don't feel good wearing it then you're goign to feel crappy all day and won't want to approach other people or you'll fidget the entire class time. so just wear something comfortable! not saying it has to be sweats. you can be comfortable in a skirt and a dress as well. =)

Tia said...

Good luck with college! Hope everything goes ok.
I wish every school uniform was like the Gossip Girl one. Its so cute!

Tia
http://fashiondiarygirl.blogspot.com/

Kicking couture gal said...

Good luck at college!! casual dresses i think are the way to go!! Also flippy skirts with big pullover hoodies look great. Link up?

S said...

Congrats, I remember my first day of uni being very exciting.
I personally went with a sheath dress, flats and one of my cuter bags - simple, stylish and, most importantly when it comes to school, comfortable! I'm certain whatever you've chosen looks fabulous - be sure to have lots of fun!

Claudia said...

I don't even know what i'm going to wear, but what about a dress? Get inspired by GG, it always works for me!

Style Maven said...

how fun for you! good luck on your first day! and btw would love to trade links! i will add you onto my blog roll tonight. xoxo

The Clothes Horse said...

Stay true to your real style for the first day, you want to be comfortable as you meet new people and go to new classes. Have fun--because college IS supposed to be fun!

Ida said...

Congrats on going to college, and make sure you enjoy it - it is the best time ever, seriously.

Kris said...

Congratulations and good luck at college, you will have a wonderful time.

I also recollect it being hard to be individual at highschool, having to wear a uniform and all, and no makeup or jewellery was allowed, and hair had to be tied back! We seriously all looked like dummies.

Stay true to yourself! :D

xox

Adiel said...

I used to wish my school had uniforms.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'd love to exchange links with you. :) Hope to see you visit again soon!

The Seeker said...

Congratulations and good luck at college, enjoy yourself.
I'm sure you manage very well what to wear.

xx

Hanna said...

I understand exactly what you mean. It's so boring to see every schoolgirl dressed the same way (ie jeans+tee). Even a simple shirt may save the school outfit. It's also so fun to see shirts combined with ties, or some ruffles mixed with a strict look.

I'm starting uni this year and I haven't got a clue about what to wear on the first day... But, as you said, that's just too good an excuse for some shopping =)

fashion herald said...

congrats! Unfortunately, I can't advise as I could have cared less what I wore to school, I was just trying to get to class on time!

Dana said...

Good luck and enjoy school... when you start working you miss it so much!

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Best of luck with your studies!

Wear what you want, be yourself :-)

Thank you so much to make STYLE DU MONDE featured blog. I'm so honored!

xx

LEESH said...

you are way too cute.
college is the greatest thing in the world, so please please enjoy!!


xx

::My Fashion Frenzy:: said...

The very best of luck with college, my dear! I'm sure you'll knock 'em dead with a stylish one. ;)

miss cavendish said...

I hope you love your college. Wear whatever you want! If you check out my blog today, you'll see that profs and teachers wonder the same thing . . .

K.Line said...

Hey: Congrats on starting college. I'm sure you're going to wear just the right thing - cuz there are so many great things to choose from and you are a stylish thing!

La Femme Chic said...

Hey! Have a fab time at college!
And I am so over the t shirts and flip flops to school- even though I'm only in high school :)

PorcelainBlonde said...

Congrats on starting college and I hope you had a great first day!
What an exciting time in your life :)

Looking forward to seeing what inspirations it gives you for your fab posts!

sunset said...

I've never thought of that, the uniforms thing. But I definitely agree, especially with Gossip Girl around... school wear has never looked as good.

If your ending statement was a real question, I would suggest going the Gossip Girl route... taking some normally school-associated piece and making it your own and adding a twist. Not to intentionally plug or anything, but I recently just did that, shown in an entry... the oddest things go together. :)

Wow, long comment! Oh well, more funny things to read, haha.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I'm going into my 3rd year university ... and I must admit that people tend to dress pretty darn bad .. but I personally, try to stay on a neat,chic yet simple side ...:)

Christina Lee said...

How exciting! Good luck- it will be great!

FELICITY [!] said...

ouu, thats wonderful you're starting college, congrats ! x

& yes, the t-shirt, jeans & flip flops look is boring and makes everyone look like a clone. definite skip. but you could take some tips from GG, they offer some great inspiration :)

glamourgirl said...

yayyy for starting college! i'm in college too! its sometimes a bit harder to stay fashionable and stylish while still getting yourself up for those early morning classes.
you've inspired me though, to perhaps put more effort into my wardrobe for the coming year! i'd love to see pictures of what outfits you put together for school, and i'm going to try to come up with some practical ones myself, and maybe post some pics on my blog!

congrats again on starting school! and its totally normal to be nervous - everyone is!

issa said...

ooh first day of college! how fun.. soak it all up.. because college will just fly by... comfort is key for walking across campus to class!

Little Bow Prep said...

Hope your first day of college is awesome!

fash said...

i start university soon, it's so exciting! sorry to have been rude and not replied sooner, i'd love to trade links.

enc said...

I'm too late for today's outfit, but I'd encourage you to wear something you love, something you feel comfortable in. That will let your style and personality shine through.

Margherita. said...

I hate how casual people at my school dress. It makes me feel weird about being dressier.

michelle said...

That's so exciting, congrats on collage! Dress as chic as your little heart desires, it's your life, just make the halls your runway! :)

ang. said...

yaaay collleggee!
i've always found that the best outfits come naturally, not when they're impeccably planned to the tee. if we're talking in terms of gossip girl, then i think a little less of blair, and a little more of serena. while blair looks good with her really suited-up outfits, serena just has that natural "hey i just woke up but i pieced together an amazing outfit in about five mintues and i look amazing!" kidn of feel to her, and that's definitely the look to go for when in school...that way you'll look and feel great tooo!

Debbie Shiamay said...

I agree with what you said in the last paragprah. We shouldn't let peer pressure get in the way of our personal discretion. Its hard to avoid but i bet of all people, YOU can do it =)

Grayburn said...

I love the beginning of a school year but I hated wearing uniforms. We had torturous teachers who went around punishing students who tried to express themselves with their uniform.

have fun!
Grayburn

parmaviolet said...

Ditto i can deal ith people dressing casualy but i get such weird looks when i dress up more. Kind of lucky i've always had a school uniform i guess though in a way.

Although now im starting sixthform i have to wear a business suit so everyone will have to dress up smart.

And sure i would love to swap link..sorry i took so long to reply..have been busy.

parmaviolet

Audrey Leighton said...

hey, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog...would LOVE TO Trade links!!!!!!!!!!! lets do it, adding you right now to my blogroll! xxxxxxx

Jackie said...

Ooh, starting college! That should be fun.

If you ever have doubts on what to wear, open up a catalogue or a magazine or even get a picture of an outfit from a tv show (cough, Gossip Girl) and just try to recreate it. I end up doing that when I'm completely brain dead.

belle.chantelle said...

You're going to have a killer time in college. Work your style girl. Wear your favourite outfit. <3

moohoop said...

Heh, I'm starting college tomorrow! Although what's a more pressing issue for me right now is what clothes to pack and leave behind.. it is a grave issue.

I'd either go all out on the first day, or wear something simple yet stylish and gradually ease into your style. At least, that's what I'm doing (the latter).

Richel said...

I hate school sometimes because I have to worry about what to wear. But then I like going to school to see friends and all that jazz.

Clémence said...

Hey there!
Thank you for your comment =)
I'd be glad to link up my blog with yours!
I'm sorry it has been a while i did not post anything cause i am doing an internship in Paris and it keeps me quite busy but i'll try to update it soon!
I really like your blog!
xoxo

Copycat Sasha said...

Have great time in college! I've actually always wished that we had uniforms in my school, just because they look kinda cool!

kirsty said...

if you channel gossip girl there is no way you can go wrong! just be yourself and you'll look great.

Bollywood Blogger said...

Congrats! I think with your fashion sense, you need no help from anyone; you'll look great!

Trixy Tran said...

have a great day in college!

Lydia said...

I hope your first day was amazing! When I think school clothing, I automatically avert my thoughts to Gossip Girl. I wish I had been allowed to embellish and personalize my horrific plaid skirt as much as Blair and the posse get to.

Style Addict said...

Hey I hope that you have fun i your first year of college! You should wear clothing that is fashionable but comfortable. Dont try to change your style too much.

groovacious said...

good luck in college-what are you majoring in?

pinktuutuu said...

totally dig the school fashion in gossip girl. From where i come from, school uniform is a standard, we cannot interpret it in any way at all. Have fun dress up for school.

xoxo

sa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.