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3 Unexpectedly trendy and cool back to school outfit ideas under $50 ft. Kohl’s


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Four words that struck terror in my heart back in the day: BACK TO SCHOOL OUTFITS!

I’m sure I wasn’t the only girl who was freaking out big time and spent hours upon hours trying on everything in my wardrobe and ended up hating my life.

Summer is my favorite time of the year for easy uniforms like one-piece swimsuits, flowy dresses, denim shorts, crop tops, and all. And then September comes, and we all freak out about the fall trends, wardrobe changes, and most importantly: back to school.

I don’t know about you guys, but back-to-school shopping was the highlight of my school years. The start of the new school year ABSOLUTELY calls for a great first impression, just like every first impression in life like job interviews, and first dates 🙂

Most girls will be wearing jeans and a t-shirt on the first day of school, so get ready to stand out and get on the chic list with these trendy and cool looks.

1. Black Floral romper and lace-up heels: Do you LOVE wearing dresses to school but are also obsessed with being comfortable? Problem solved! This romper looks like a dress, but it’s actually a romper  – it comes with attached undershorts.


Wish these existed when I was in school.

The high-low hem makes it even, and the side-tie adds the perfect girly touch – like the print, style, and cute sleeve details weren’t enough.

I think maxi floral dresses/rompers look street style chic when paired with denim jackets, so keep that in mind when you’re looking for layering options.

Finish with modern accessories like lace-up block heels and a straw bag.

I’m telling you guys, every girl needs a chic and functional romper/dress like this one in her wardrobe! It’s $29.99 from Candie’s and comes in pink as well.

2. Fashionable yet comfortable harem pants: Go for loose, high-waisted harem pants with a crop top for the next-level cool vibes.

I recommend sticking to a similar color scheme for on-point layering like how I did: a Beige cardigan, white bag, and white sneakers.

Love that this specific one I’m wearing from Mudd has the most lightweight material –  it’s super soft and comfortable. Perfect for spending an entire day at school, being active, sitting on the grass, and all of the fun stuff!

These trousers are more comfortable than most of my sweatpants and PJ’s honestly 🙂

They’re super flattering as well – especially paired with a crop top like mine or a fitted t-shirt.

I paired it with a relaxed cardigan, but in the colder months, it can be easily be styled with baggy sweatshirts or cute sweaters.

They’re currently on sale for $16 – so you can’t really beat that!

3. Femme floral maxi dress: Take your school style up a notch with a floral maxi dress because why the hell not? 🙂

If sunny, preppy California cool girl is your vibe, you need this dress from Candie’s in your life ladies!

Yes, this look is dressy, but the dress itself is really comfortable for how chic it is. I prefer the platform heels, but you can easily style it with flat sandals or sneakers as well.

It has a cute cut-out in the front and criss-cross in the back, so as much I’m known for breaking the dress codes, I’d still rock this dress with a denim jacket to keep the look totally casual:)

I wear a lot of my maxi dresses as skirts by pairing them with sweaters/sweatshirts, and boots on colder days, so that’s one more way for you to style this dress.

If you have a fun activity planned with your besties or boyfriend after school and don’t have time to change your outfit, this is an excellent look since it can quickly go from day to night.

I highly recommend copying this look to slay your first day of school!

You might just end up being the chicest girl in your school.

Correction: You’re guaranteed to be the chicest girl in school 🙂

It’s also a perfect outfit is also perfect for a Sunday brunch, baby shower, bridal shower, fancy dinner, and a bunch of other occasions so you’ll definitely get a lot of wear out of it. It comes in white and red too, which are also super cute!

It’s currently on sale for $39.99 so don’t miss it! Kohl’s Juniors Department has so many cute, trendy and affordable styles right now and you can easily create looks for under $50. Plus, they always have great sales going on, so it’s a great store to spice up your wardrobe for back to school. You guys can get $10 off $50 Back to School categories with promo code BTS10 8/3-8/19, so everything I recommended in this post will be even cheaper!

Let me know which look is your favorite and hope you guys have a fantastic first day at school!!





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