Style is Back in Class

By Avery Ballmann

Start the semester off on the right foot with styles from four local boutiques

Cheering in the stands at a football game, taking notes in class, playing in the band at pep rallies, participating in after-school activities and nailing a presentation all require different attire. Lucky for you, we have styles that will fit all of these occasions so you can make this school year your year to shine.

As the first day of school approaches, the pressure to find the perfect outfit can feel overwhelming. The first day of school outfit sets the tone for the entire year. This outfit is what you’ll wear when you meet your teachers, coaches and classmates. First impressions are always important, and so are styles that will last throughout the year. A bright printed top will surely catch the eyes of others and fun beaded earrings make a statement. A pair of light wash blue jeans is a must-have staple and will go with many future outfits. The matching salmon colored clutch is a great on-the-go item to hold all of your necessities for the day.

For the boys, breathable polos and shorts keep cool and comfortable throughout the school day. Even as summer vacation ends, the Texas heat won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Polos are a great closet staple because they can be dressed up and dressed down with the right pair of pants. These Onward Reserve player’s performance 8” short keep this look casual and presentable and can be worn for a myriad of activities.

During the school year, kids and teens are extremely busy. With after school activities such as sports, band, theater and clubs, they can be at school all day long. With these long hours, it’s important to find pieces of clothing that are comfortable.

“The girls chose pieces that were comfortable and allowed them to express their individual styles,” Wendy Taddia of The Collective said. “The selections made them feel confident and excited for the new school year ahead of them.”

The Blooming with Confidence floral dress is a perfect piece for any girl to have in her closet. The sage green romper is an easy outfit that can be styled with fun pieces like this Be Yourself Daisy denim jacket. For separates, a navy blue skort can be paired with multiple pieces to change up the look throughout the year.

For those times where dressing up is necessary, this emerald green French 75 dress is perfect for the school-related activities that require a little extra oomph. Holly Harris from Sironia described the outfit as “very versatile” and is “easy to be dressed up or down”. The square-neck puff sleeve is flattering and fun, so you will stand out at any event. With such a bold color, simple accessories and neutral shoes best compliment the look.

Don’t let your backpack drag you down and ruin your style. You can make the school hallways your runway by adding these special pieces and staples to your wardrobe.

Special thanks to Sironia, Spice Village, Sterling Clothing Co., The Collective and our models.