7 Back-to-School Outfit Staples That are So Necessary for Fall

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Postin’ up ***flawless certainly isn’t a pre-req for starting the new semester, but it most definitely doesn’t hurt to transform those tired hallways into Poppington Row. Study up on these wardrobe picks and haul home all that new new in time for first bell.


RUNWAY RED, $45, modcloth.com
Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, ruby — whatever you call it, red is THE color of fall this year. Go all monochromatic with it and wear it from head to toe; or, let it be the pop of color to your overall look.

Photo: Courtesy of Modcloth

DENIM JUMPSUIT, $139, bebe.com
Love the easy-to-throw-on-and-go-ness of a dress, but don’t actually feel like rockin’ one? Come through with another killer one-piece: the jumpsuit. This cropped, straight-leg, white denim option is easy to dress up or down, so you can personalize your level of slay for the first day.

Photo: Courtesy of bebe

VELVET SNEAKERS, $50, lulus.com
Give your kicks a touch of runway glam — and your ‘fit a little #turnup — with a pair of colored velvet sneakers. TBH, is there really any other way that would suit your sashay?

Photo: Courtesy of Lulu’s

STATEMENT SLEEVES, $48, missguidedus.com
A carryover from spring and summer ’17, the embellished sleeve is still on point. And this always-essential classic black shirt is embracing the trend with tie detailing.

Photo: Courtesy of Missguided

PUFFER COAT, $110, asos.com
Keep your body warm and your outfit fire with a throwback-style puffer coat in a bold fall color.

Photo: Courtesy of ASOS

MINI BACKPACK, $48, missguidedus.com
It’s still a ’90s kinda world in fashion this fall, and that includes the mini backpack trend. Cop a rose gold one like this (aka “Ballet Slipper” if you’re the crew at Pantone) and stay on color trend this fall. Perfect if you’re more about giving subtle fierceness as you go from class to class.

Photo: Courtesy of Missguided

WOKE WEAR, $28, blackvibetribe.com
Express your position — or opposition — with your choice of woke wear. We’re loving this one (and others!) from Black Vibe Tribe.

Photo: Courtesy of Black Vibe Tribe


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