This week we collaborated with Jenna Jean Davis of VOX Magazine to get some killer tips on back-to-school style. Take it away, Jenna Jean!
A Powerful, Unforgettable Impression: First Day of School
Every year should be called freshman year because each year is a fresh, new beginning. New teachers, new classes, new students, new friends, new relationships and new styles. It’s important to start each school year by leaving everything from the last year on the previous page of your book of life and start writing this year’s new, beautiful story.
But, before that, you first have to figure out WHAT TO WEAR FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! It’s something everyone struggles with because it is kind of a HUGE deal!
You can be whatever you want to be this year and dress however you want to dress. For the first day of school, make an impression. A powerful, unforgettable impression. To look good and feel great about how you look on your first day, you have to be confident in who you are on the inside. Your confidence will shine through with your style. Decide, right now, who you want to be this year and dress like it. Edith Head, a talented costume designer and winner of eight academy awards, once said, “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.”
I am Jenna Jean, the lead stylist for VOX Magazine. Consider me your friend today and let me help you pick out your perfect first day outfit. You can thank me later. I just got my whole back-to-school wardrobe at Uptown Cheapskate, my favorite store! Your first step is to read my three must haves for girls and dudes for your back to school fashion and secondly, get in your car and head straight to Uptown Cheapskate because you will not find any store with better sales or fashion for your back-to-school look.
1: A denim dress/skirt! Come on, we all saw Kaitlyn Bristowe strut her stuff in her denim dress in this season of The Bachelorette. If you want 25 men to fall in love with you, then you better be rocking that jean.
2: A tuxedo blazer! With a tuxedo blazer you can look chic and either dress it up or down. Pair it with boyfriend jeans for a more relaxed look or high-waisted skinny jeans for a more professional look. Blazers will also help you layer for when our crisp, summer air starts getting a little bit more chilly.
3: Fringe! Anything fringe. Specifically, skirts, purses and boots.
1: Joggers! Men, you should be excited about this! There is finally a comfortable alternative to jeans for boys besides sweats! Girls have always had leggings and I’m sure you’ve all been super jealous! Joggers are great pants to have because they look stylish and are also comfy!
2: Button up shirts! Short sleeve with the sleeves rolled once, or long sleeve paired with joggers or tight fitting jeans! Bu, NO MORE top button swag. Loosen up a little bit.
3: The Chelsea Boot! Your shoes complete your outfit, and nothing completes you better than Chelsea.
With school, just like life, you get out what you put in. So, dress up! Put your best face forward everyday. People will notice you if you make an effort to have your inner voice shine through your style. Study hard, get good grades. Join a club, get involved. Start a club, be a leader. Make a difference by being different. Decide who you are, dress like it.
This is YOUR year. Make it a beautiful one.
Written by: Jenna Jean Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Models: Jenna Jean Davis (Instagram: @_redlipclassics), Maria Moreno (mariarosmoreno), Maggie Wall (@maggie_wall), Tim Leary (@timflynn_), & Tyler Teasdale (@tylerjakob)
Stylist: Jenna Jean Davis // VOX Magazine (www.vox-magazine.com)
Clothing: Uptown Cheapskate
Photographer: Evelyn Eslava (@agridulcie)
Hair and Makeup: Sarah Davis (@sarahmichellebeauty)