When Heading Back-to-School
A lot of things can change over the summer for girls. You could have gone through a hard time with family, worked a summer job and discovered a new passion, became close with a friend or grew deeper in your relationship with Christ. It can be hard to go back to a place where people are unaware of these changes. As you head back to school you can choose to make intentional impressions on your peers through your style so they’ll see you as the girl you are now.
The fashion choices you make are part of the inevitable impressions that you leave on all your classmates and teachers. The way you dress can attract a certain type of person or portray a particular attitude. When you feel confident about yourself and happy about the way you look, that can translate confidence in other areas of your life as well (such as academics or athletics).
Going back to school is a great opportunity to grow your style. You may have a style that you love, but hold back from certain fashion pieces out of fear that other’s may not approve. Or maybe you don’t feel like you have a style at all. But set aside these doubts and use this season to represent your true nature through the clothes you wear. Clothes can be so much more than just items in your closet; they can help you reflect your personality and the things that you love most about yourself.
Style is something you carry with you for years and maybe your whole life. Your style is developed and formed from your personality: whether girly, glam, classic or edgy. Trends are popular fashion pieces and looks that come and go with the seasons. Some speak to us more than others. When you understand your own style and what you like, you can easily adapt certain trends into your style. Here are a few tips on how to implement current fashion trends into your wardrobe based on your style and personality.
If you’re outgoing, flirty and love to make a presence in a room, you may have tendencies toward a glam style.
A Glam Take on Boho
A glam take on boho can be represented with a tribal pattern in bright colors. A maxi dress can be dramatic with a free-spirited flair.
Neutral Shades with a Glam Look:
Take on a nude colored shirt with cut outs and textured materials so it still carries a fun and interesting vibe.
If you‘re bold, curious and intriguing then you may express these attributes through an edgy style!
Boho With An Edgy Vibe:
Add an edge to the boho trend with mixed fabrics and multiple layers creating a level of mystery that compliments your personal mystique.
Adding Sporty Trends to Edge:
An edgier take on athletic wear is a simple t-shirt, boyfriend style jeans and converse tennis shoes. You can look casual and cool without trading in your edge for gym shorts.
You’re most likely a classically styled girl if you let your direct, organized, lovely personality shine through an understated fashion. You take on trends in subtle manners that don’t stray from a timeless look.
Minimalism mixed with Classic Style:
You can express your personality through the minimalist trend with a light-colored, intricate pattern. Don an off-the-shoulder look, which can be done without showing off too much skin. If this trend feels uncomfortable, throw on a kimono-style cardigan that will carry you into the fall season.
A Renaissance/Peasant Inspired Classic Look
Wear a blouse with an unfinished hemline, buttons and draped sleeves. These intricate details pay tribute to the era without being overdone.
Trying out new trends to add to your style will help you open your mind to which fashions you like. You may discover why you like certain pieces or develop friendships with individuals who seem to share the same ideas. Letting your style grow helps to show others who you are and the woman you are becoming.
Photography: Kristyn Tuzeo
Hair and Makeup: Kristin Rivera
- Smashbox Primer – Photofinish
- MakeUp Forever HD Foundation
- Jelly Pong Pong Caribbean Sun Bronzer and Blush
- DLS Bake Highlighter
- Stila Perfecting Concealer
- Clinique Mascara
- Bare Minerals Nudes EyeShadow
- Callen – NYX Lip Color and Nvey Eco Lip Gloss in Oasis
- Allie – Bare Minerals BareSkin Eyeshadow and Eyeko Eyeliner
- Natalie – Party Proof Lipstick
- Allie – NYX Pro Lip Cream Palette and Nvey Eco Lip Gloss in Oasis
Accessories: Rahab’s Rope
Clothing: Loose Tee in Pink, Charlotte Russe; Refuge “Boyfriend” Destroyed Jeans, $32.99, Charlotte Russe; Tribal Print Maxi, Charlotte Russe; Tiered Cold Sholder Romper, $26.99, Charlotte Russe; Lace Bodice Romper, $32.99, Charlotte Russe; Faux Suede Cutout Top, Charlotte Russe; Pleated Bandage Skater Skirt in White, $24.99, Charlotte Russe; Jeans in White, Charlotte Russe; Pink Peasant Top, Altar’d State; Eyelet Kimono in Navy, Altar’d State.
Shoes: High Top Sneakers in Black, $85, Converse; Women’s Lavinia Slide Sandals in Nude, $19.99, Target; Stacked Heel Ankle Booties, $38.99, Charlotte Russe.