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School's Back in Session for Fashionistas in the Making

13 Aug 2018

Fun music festivals, warm sunshine on your skin, weekends with friends… Your head is full of fantastic summer memories that you’ll never forget. You feel re-energized and are ready to start fresh—and it’s not a second too soon because back-to-school season has just begun!

Every year, this event causes a mixture of excitement and worry. Say goodbye to the days of salty ocean spray in your mermaid mane. Now it’s time to study up on new A+ looks that’ll rival those of the style-savvy Cher in the film Clueless. In fact, to catch everyone’s attention on the first day, you and your BFF can try out the new twinning trend by putting on plaid (hot for fall) and copying the iconic outfits of Cheryl and Dionne, the film’s fashionista besties.

Once you’ve picked out the perfect book bag and the coolest clothes, you’ll be ready to rule your school. At Simons, we’ve got you covered with our list major must-haves for the semester that’ll earn you the superlative of “Best Dressed” even before the first bell rings. 

The cap we're craving: the newsboy

Worn by top models like Kaia Gerber and Karlie Kloss, this cool cap has been spotted on the runway for a few seasons now, done in different materials like leather, corduroy, tweed, and even felt. At Simons, we love it in leather, since it gives this hip headgear a rebellious and nonchalant look that's just right for back to school.

But where does this famous style come from? It first appeared in the 19th century and was originally associated with the working class. However, today in 2018, it's synonymous with being stylish and making a bold fashion statement. Let your imagination loose and create looks that will earn you top marks!

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(Elsa Hosk, Gigi Hadid, Josephine Skriver, Karlie Kloss and Kaia Gerber)

Carried by Carrie Bradshaw: The waist pack

The waist pack, commonly referred to as the fanny pack, is the epitome of '90s style and has recently made a massive comeback. For many people, this piece reminds them of their childhood when neon shades and retro jeans were litterally everywhere! Shunned for years, this accessory is now back and bigger than ever with modern touches by famous designers like Gucci and Prada. This fabulously fuctional bag can be carried on the shoulder or worn around the waist thanks to its coordinating belt that gives you the freedom to make major moves. Channel your inner-Carrie Bradshaw and wear this bag while you work your way towards your deadlines like New York's coolest columnist!

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(Sarah Jessica Parker aka Carrie Bradshaw with Prada, Gucci and Moschino belt bags)

Dad's duds: Chunky sneakers

Similar to footwear made famous by the Spice Girls, sneakers with oversized soles have returned to the style scene. Following in the footsteps of the fabulous Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin, we can't get enough of these sporty '90s kicks.  Nicknamed the dad sneaker, these shoes have a double (or even triple) sole that makes them super comfy and a number one pick for Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton models, and of course, daddy dearest.

If you're up for an avant-garde outfit, wear this accessory while loading on the layers.

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(Balenciaga sneakers, Estelle Pigault, Gilda Ambrosio, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin)

Seeing stripes: The rugby dress

Surprise! Menswear-inspired rugby dresses are back in a big way. Their wide, clean-cut stripes and athletic feel make them a major must for adding a bit of a British boarding school vibe to your outfit. Wear it to class or while lounging around the house. (It's slightly oversized so you'll always be comfy!) Pick one up that comes in the colours of your favourite team!

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(Fila and Ralph Lauren)

Keeping comfy: Athletic leggings

A style must once again this year, we can't think of anything not to love about leggings. Their silky fabric feels fantastic against your skin and they can't be beat when it comes to comfort. Sporty mesh inserts, retro colour blocks, and high-rise fits are all essential details for this popular piece that keeps up with your busy schedule. If you want a make sure your leggings look modern, borrow Bella Hadid's idea and style them with an iconic logo tee. 

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(Bella Hadid)

Now, we can’t help but ask…

Which of these trends will you be wearing back to school?

Psst! For more trend-right styling tips, read School’s in Session, the special edition of our Twik Magazine, that’ll get you set to be the next Veronica Lodge.

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