DFW Beauty Guide: Back 2 School Style

Summer days and lazy ways are officially over; sorry kiddo’s pajamas and sweatpants are no longer a wardrobe option. It’s time to kick your style game up a notch and update those closets with a few back to school flavors.

Whether you’re free to express yourself or tied to a strict dress code policy, there are a number of ways you can showcase your unique style just by adding simple staple pieces and or accessories. So boys and girls, tweens and teens kick those jitters to the curb and let DFWBG school you on the fundamentals of being cool.

No Dress Code

  1. Summer transitioning into fall trend colors is black and white which means that stripes and polka dot patterns are go to pieces that are both fun and super easy to find.
  2. A leather jacket, flared skirts, skinny jeans, white tees and plaid shirts, patterned tights and over-sized sweaters worn with mid-calf boots (preferably brown or black) are great staple pieces to have in your closet girls. These pieces are transitional and can also be recycled to cut down on shopping expenses and laundry duties.
  3. Denim jackets, Bermuda shorts, graphic tees, matching printed shirt and short sets, straight leg jeans, structured button down shirts, leather or suede back packs, and few cool pair of VAN’s are perfect for young fellas, creating a skateboard boy, swag appeal.

Dress Code

  1. Wear a tie or a bow-tie to add a little personality to your uniform, this look is applicable to both boys and girls.
  2. Girls pin a broach or clip a hair accessory (flower, pom-pom, or feather) on your cardigan to jazz it up a little and or a statement necklace under your shirt collar. Under your dresses and skirts wear a pair of printed tights or knee high socks with a pair of patent leather loafers and or oxfords.
  3. Guys, be creative and wear a cool scarf with graphic designs, beaded bracelets, or long, metallic, chain-linked necklaces.

Now that we’ve got you dressed and ready to impress let me give you the scoop on where to purchase these game changers. If you fell behind on shopping this year due to other school expenses, you’re in luck as Labor Day sales are less than 2 weeks ago. Parent budget friendly stores to visit that are highly recommended are: Forever 21, H&M, Zara, Abercrombie, Tilly’s, Macy’s, Old Navy, GAP, and Target.

Happy shopping boy and girls, excel fashionably and academically! 

Kristin McIntyre STYLE EDITOR

Kristin McIntyre