Monday, January 20, 2014

Back to School Knits

Urban Outfitters, back to school fashion, knitwear, Christian Siriano for Payless, American Eagle Outfitters, Genetic Denim


Urban Outfitters, back to school fashion, knitwear, Christian Siriano for Payless, American Eagle Outfitters, Genetic Denim

Urban Outfitters, back to school fashion, knitwear, Christian Siriano for Payless, American Eagle Outfitters, Genetic Denim
The perfect shoes to play D&D and heading out to Peters' for milkshakes at midnight

Urban Outfitters, back to school fashion, knitwear, Christian Siriano for Payless, American Eagle Outfitters, Genetic Denim

Another semester has started and 9 am classes do not make for a very fashionable Arielle. With classes this early, I try to keep my hair, makeup, and outfits simple. A pair of dark, skinny jeans are my usual go-to with a sweater dress or tunic, but I wanted to switch things up a bit this year. 

I decided to take some inspiration from Aimee and Dani Song's Instagrams, and wrapped a plaid shirt around my waist to jazz up the ensemble a bit. Normally when I wear such a simple outfit (jeans and a sweater, or jeans and a t-shirt), I need to load up on accessories, but I simply can't think so early in the morning. The added layer adds a bit of interest with minimal effort, which made up for the lack of arm candy in my mind. 

Top: Urban Outfitters (similar here, here, and here), American Eagle (similar here and here)
Bottom: Genetic Denim (similar here)
Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless (similar here)
Bag: From Korea (similar here and here)

16 comments:

  1. I love the idea of wrapping a shirt around one's waist to add layers. I think I'll have to try that!

    http://theleatherfannypack.tumblr.com/

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    1. You definitely should. It's the easiest way to do it, perfect for early mornings.

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  2. The colors you're wearing work so well together. :) Question--are you really able to wear open toe shoes in the snow? My feet would get so cold!

    Jen
    www.lifeunrefined.com

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    1. Thanks! Wearing peep-toes is okay as long as there is no snow on the ground, and if you're going to be indoors most of the day. It's gotten pretty warm this week compared to the beginning of the month, so I haven't actually had too much trouble wearing skimpier shoes.

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  3. You look chic! Fabulous choice of outfit for a lazy school day morning!

    xx, Kim
    http://www.lepaperdoll.me

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  4. I like your style! But are you not cold without socks?
    Lucy

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    1. Thank you! Haha, no, it was a warm day, despite the snow.

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  5. 9 am to school is not early to me, haha i have to start school as early as 7.30 in the morning and reach school before 7 . i love your neat sleek look!

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    1. Oh wow, 7:30 is so early! I've had 8 am classes before, but I swore never to take one again, so 9 am is the earliest I'll do.

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  6. Very crazy wearing open shoes in the snow. But very fashion! Hope U don't take a cold!

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    1. Thank you! It wasn't too cold out wearing those shoes!

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  7. You look much nicer than I did for my first 9am class of the term! I love the simple look and the plaid shirt is a perfect touch!

    www.shygirlloudvoice.com

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    1. Thanks! I pre-planned over the weekend =P

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  8. Great layered look! Love the plaid shirt. =)

    Hazel
    www.theskimplelife.com

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