Back to School Outfits

Ellianna Valkenburg, Staffer

The new school year is just starting, and that means creating outfits perfect for back-to-school. From comfortable to stylish, thousands of students create their very own perfect back-to-school outfits. Some students agonize over their first-day outfit, wanting to set the tone for the rest of the year. However, others prefer to come to school as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Whichever you are, you must still make an outfit that works for you.     

But what’s thought about when creating the first outfit of a new school year? “When putting outfits together, I have to consider the dress code, but I also think about the aesthetic I want for the day.” Sofia Serrano (11) said when asked about how she plans her back-to-school outfits. When getting ready for school, there is lots to consider, but even if you know exactly what you need to put the perfect outfit together, there’s still one more dilemma. Where to get the clothes you want?   

“I mainly shop at thrift stores like Avalon because it’s more sustainable and has cuter clothes, cheaper” Serrano added about her favorite places to shop for school clothes. While some prefer the sustainability of thrift stores, others like the predictability and trend-following of bigger, more popular stores. “I usually shop at Aerie, Urban Outfitters, BDG, and Aritzia.” Bela Ott (10) stated when asked where she shops for back-to-school clothes.   

Everyone has different back-to-school experiences, but one experience everyone shares is finding the perfect way to express themselves throughout the year with clothes.   

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