Figuring out your Back-to-School wardrobe can be a lot (a LOT) of pressure. We gave you a taste of some essential first day outfits (FDOs for short) to help make your new year debut a no-brainer. We also showed you some killer school nail art to perk up your day between glances at the clock. But what about the REST of the days? Are you supposed to realize all those back-to-school nightmares wherein you show up naked?! Quit hyperventilating, y’all. We can have you covered for at least a full school week with these celeb-inspired outfits. Write your thank you notes to Miley Cyrus, Victoria Justice, Kiernan Shipka, Rita Ora, and Hailee Steinfeld for these five ensembles that are sure to make the grade.
Let Miley Cyrus be your back-to-school outfit inspiration.
Photo: Courtesy of @MileyCyrus’s Twitter/Urban Outfitters/Dr. Martens/Threadsence
Try out a Miley-approved tough-but-feminine ensemble by wearing this short-sleeved chiffon dress from Urban Outfitters ($39.00) with a pair of patent Dr. Martens ($160.00) boots. Accessorize with jewelry that appropriately toes the line between edgy and elegant like Miley’s dainty shark tooth chain or this heavy metal bangle set from Threadsence ($25.00).
Let Victoria Justice be your back-to-school outfit inspiration.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of Nasty Gal/Delia’s/Motel/Urban Outfitters
Flippy dresses not your thing? You can still make a statement with printed pants like Victoria Justice. These Motel (£48.00) black-and-white striped skinnies totally remind us of a high-fashion Beetlejuice and are pretty much everything. We love how she polishes them up with a tuxedo lapel blazer like this one from Nasty Gal ($58.00) and a pair of laced up black boots – cop a similar pair for yourself at Urban Outfitters ($79.00). Complete the look and keep things upbeat by layering a neon/sequin tank underneath like this one from Delia’s ($24.50).
Let Kiernan Shipka be your back-to-school outfit inspiration.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of Forever 21/Kohl’s/Endless
Feeling a sweeter, more feminine steez? Let Kiernan Shipka be your style spirit guide. You can replicate this look by pairing an embellished Peter Pan collar top from Forever 21 ($22.80) with this LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s ($30.80) chiffon pleated skirt. Keep the look simple and prim with a pair of KORS Michael Kors ($78.29) patent nude ballet flats.
Let Rita Ora be your back-to-school outfit inspiration.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of Urban Outfitters/ASOS
Rita Ora can be great inspiration for the schoolgirl looking to turn heads. Her style is wild, but she’s almost always rocking sneakers. Perfect for rushing from class to class! While her looks can hardly be duplicated, you can get close with a vibrant jacket like this bright floral from Urban Outfitters ($79.00), a shiny skater skirt like the one we found on ASOS ($85.15) and your favorite pair of high-tops or even sneaker wedges like these metallic silver ones also from ASOS ($76.64). Finish off with a bright red pout and immaculate hair.
Let Hailee Steinfeld be your back-to-school outfit inspiration.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of ASOS/Forever 21/Dolce Vita
Hailee Steinfeld is basically the queen of age-appropriate meets fashion forward. The core of the look is her soft textured cropped jacket. We found a similar option at ASOS ($93.67) – an investment piece for sure, but you’ll definitely wear this more than once. The other key players in the outfit are her captoe Chanel boots, but we found a more affordable alternative in these Dolce Vita ($79.00) metal toe smoking slippers. The rest of the outfit is pretty basic: a white button-up, denim cut-offs (NOTE: make sure these aren’t too short to meet your school wardrobe requirements!), and a pair of black knee-high socks.