Saying farewell to the carefree days of summer, now is the time for women to refresh their spirits and get ready for the “back to school” season with myriad ways to style their classic jeans.
Goodbye to the carefree summer days where there’s no need to worry about what to wear. The closets of fashion enthusiasts bid adieu to the stack of cool clothes and a multitude of vibrant colors to make room for the new fashion items of the upcoming season. While summer is the time for experimenting with various fashion styles, as the school season approaches, we need to carefully choose and prepare our wardrobe to fit the academic environment. To make the process of “updating” the wardrobe easier and smoother, a pair of classic jeans will be a great help. Here are five ways to transform your look with classic jeans, making the “back to school” season for fashion enthusiasts more interesting than you might think.
Effortlessly Elegant with the Timeless Button-Up Shirt
Button-up shirts and jeans are two familiar faces in any fashion enthusiast’s wardrobe. With the ability to blend with any style or pair effortlessly with other items, these two “staple” pieces are considered timeless in the flow of time. No need to ponder over “what to wear today?” until it becomes a headache. A well-fitted white button-up shirt paired with either wide-leg or straight-leg jeans (depending on personal taste and preference) will make you feel refreshed, full of energy, and ready to start the first day back at school. Especially with the intense influence of quiet luxury in today’s fashion world, this mix-and-match duo inadvertently becomes one of the styles that helps women “sync up” with the latest trends the fastest. If you don’t like the look of tucking the button-up shirt into the jeans, you can try wearing the shirt as an outer layer. In this style, choose a design with a loose and comfortable fit, and wear it with a tank top underneath. In addition to the basic white button-up shirt or vibrant monochrome options, a horizontally striped pattern will add a classic and elegant touch to your appearance, reminiscent of chic French girls. Puff sleeves will add a feminine and romantic flair to your look.
Youthful Vibes with Playful Baby Tees
Following the resurgence of 90s and 2000s fashion trends, baby tees – those kids-sized t-shirts, have once again become formidable contenders in the world of trends. With an easy-to-wear silhouette and playful graphic prints or cheerful patterns, baby tees always capture the hearts of fashion enthusiasts at first glance. While they can “befriend” various design styles, baby tees and jeans are inseparable, always appearing together like “two peas in a pod.” Wearing a baby tee with high-waisted mom jeans will transport you back to the nostalgic 90s. On the other hand, pairing low-rise jeans with wide-leg bottoms and a baby tee will transform you into a chic fashionista from the early 2000s. To complete the “back to school” look for the upcoming fall weather, consider adding an oversized and comfortable jacket such as a leather jacket, bomber, blazer, etc. A trendy pair of Adidas Samba or classic loafers would be the perfect accessories to consider for mixing and matching with your outfit on the first day back to campus.
No Fear of Being Outdated with Denim-on-Denim
Not exactly a trend that’s just launched or causing a frenzy in the fashion world, but whenever it appears, denim-on-denim pairings always become the center of attention. Every trend has its own lifespan, blooming early and fading fast. However, from the early mentions in the 2000s to the present day, denim-on-denim still asserts its position – as a “resilient runner” on the fashion runway. Since denim items are made from the same material, this mix-and-match style is not at all challenging. From denim jackets, denim shirts, denim vest tops to denim tube tops, all are harmonious, combining well with denim skirts or jeans. To become a master in this unique dressing style, women should play with denim colors. Instead of wearing items made from denim with the same wash, try combining a piece with a different wash or distressed details on jeans to create a more interesting visual effect. Layering multiple denim pieces also makes your denim-on-denim ensemble stand out more effortlessly. On early fall days when the weather is not too cold, you can wear a tank top or a lightweight T-shirt inside the denim-on-denim ensemble to make the first day back to school as comfortable as possible.
Getting Started with Jorts
Despite being an item that dates back to the early days of the fashion world, denim remains one of the favorite materials for most fashion houses worldwide. Throughout the eras and ages of fashion, the industry has witnessed countless creative experiments with denim. In recent fashion seasons, denim has continued to maintain its dominance, invading every corner of prestigious catwalks, from Ready-to-Wear (RTW) to the extravagant Haute Couture. Alongside full-length denim skirts, baggy low-rise jeans, or wide-leg jeans, fashion enthusiasts have recently become enamored with another denim design – jorts, a term derived from jean shorts. Jorts are knee-length (or above) jean shorts with a wide leg volume, immediately winning the hearts of fashion enthusiasts of all ages and genders. This summer, jorts have been everywhere, paired with various top designs by fashion connoisseurs. While rising to prominence in summer, if used creatively in mix-and-match styling, jorts will undoubtedly accompany your look at all times, everywhere. To create a “back-to-school” look that is both serious and stylish with jorts, opt for simple and safe top designs. Examples include plain-colored T-shirts, baby tees, tank tops, cardigans, button-down shirts, or lightweight sweaters. A racer or biker jacket would be a perfect suggestion, adding depth to your outfit. Sneakers, loafers, ballet flats, paired with high-top white socks, will help you catch the school vibe faster! With jorts, you now have more options to change up your back-to-school look.
Elegance Without Frill with Ballet Flats
It’s no exaggeration to say that thanks to the rise of Balletcore, ballet flats have regained their golden era. From a shoe style once deemed old-fashioned to a design adored by today’s young girls, ballet flats have truly made a comeback. Wearing ballet flats with wide-leg jeans might seem like an “odd pair,” but this combination brings about a fascinating contrast. The feminine and romantic touch of ballet flats harmonizes and balances the rugged and characterful denim. Wearing ballet flats with white socks is a perfect match for wide-leg jeans that reach down to the ankles. If you want to make ballet flats a focal point of the overall look, prioritize choosing models with vibrant colors, vivid patterns, or unique designs, such as Margiela’s Tabi toe ballet flats. With comfort being a top priority and a stylish design, there’s no reason for us fashion enthusiasts to exclude ballet flats from our “back-to-school” ensemble.