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6 Back to School Fashions You Have to Rock This Year

It's hard to believe, but it's almost time for back to school season. While the idea of staying up late to deal with homework isn't exactly thrilling, there's one part of this time of year that's exciting: snagging a brand new back to school wardrobe.

Here are a few fall fashion trends you'll definitely want to rock as you stroll into class on the first day:

A dress and cute sneakers

Your favorite summery, floral dress paired with some chic sneakers make for a look that's equal parts flirty and functional. You'll be comfortable as you stroll through the halls, plus it's a good choice for when the weather's still warm. Grab a jean jacket to pull the whole thing together.

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Florals 

They're delicate and work perfectly from first period all the way to after school activities meetings.

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83.1k Likes, 240 Comments - Vogue (@voguemagazine) on Instagram: "Stop and smell the flowers. Photographed by @theo123456, styled by @tabithasimmons, Vogue, August..."

 

Jeans with frayed, distressed hems

They're super on-trend now and are the ideal, casual look for your first day. Pair with sneakers or a cute pair of sandals.

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A pair of overalls

The '90s are back and better than ever, and it looks like overalls aren't going anywhere anytime soon. They make an on-trend statement for your first day back.

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A graphic tee

Keep your bottoms neutral and let your shirt do the talking.

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Mixed prints

It's ultra-trendy to mix and match your favorite prints. Don't be afraid to experiment!

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Remember, regardless of what you settle on to serve as your first day of school ensemble, it's all about originality. Go with what you feel comfortable in.

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Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.