by Andrea Sparks
You want to look good on your first day of school, and this guide will help you look your best when you stroll into your math class. From classic back-to-school fashions to trends you can wear all year, here are a few of the best juniors' fashions to sport at school.
Classic prep: Year after year, this look embodies back-to-school style. Filled with blazers, pleated skirts, varsity jackets and school colors, classic prep naturally eases your look into autumn with a double dose of academic style and school spirit. Play with the look and wear a pleated skirt and lightweight tee for your first day; then layer on a blazer or sweater and a pair of classic oxfords when the weather cools down later in the fall.
Skinny and long: The slim look is in, and the easiest way to achieve it is to pair a long tunic-length top with leggings or skinny jeans. The style is so basic and versatile that you can wear it nearly every day by mixing and matching individual pieces or layering with trendy vests and cardigans. This look will last throughout the school year, too. Wear a tunic-length tank top and skinny jeans when the weather is warm, and then transition to a short sweater dress, leggings and tall boots for the fall and winter.
Denim designs: Denim is trending full force, with everything from basic jeans to jackets, shirts, vests and even dresses made from the classic fabric. You'll want to have a few good pairs of jeans in your closet; skinny, flare and wide-leg cuts are all popular right now. The denim-on-denim look is a chic way to wear your blues, so try a denim button-down or jacket with jeans or a cute a denim dress. Mix it up a little with denim pieces in grey, black and white.
Military mod: The utilitarian look is big in fall fashion and is easy to incorporate into your back-to-school wardrobe with a few key pieces. A pair of slim cargo pants is comfortable, chic and easy to wear throughout the school year with tees, sweaters and slim jackets. With military styles, it's often about the shapes, and a military-inspired blazer or jacket with a double-breasted design and epaulets offers a chic silhouette when paired with slim-fitting pants.
Natural prints: Nature is one of fashion's biggest inspirations, and natural prints are a huge trend for fall. Whether you choose a floral design in autumn hues or go for something bolder, like feather or animal prints, give your back-to-school look a dose of naturally chic style with some inspired prints. The key to wearing this look is to pair one printed piece, like a shirt or jacket, with neutral colors to balance the outfit and keep the look earthy and soft.