Go Back to School in Style: 3 Outfits <$100 for Her

[ 1 ] August 9, 2010 |

It’s that time of year again when you say adios to your summer job and return to your life of roommates, weekday bar-nights, afternoon naps…and, oh yeah – classes, essays and exams…

So to get you back into the school spirit, I’ve rounded up some of the best (and cheapest) looks to start off your school year in style!

Interested in any of the products you see? Just click on the images for more information:

Outfit #1: Move-in Day

Anyone who has gone though move in day knows that it’s a nerve racking experience. Not only are you moving away from home, but for many, you’ll also be meeting your new roommate – the person you’ll be forced to share a room with for the rest of the year! Make a good first impression by looking stylish yet casual.

Clockwise from top left: Striped Handkerchief Hem Top, $15.80, Forever 21; F1070 Sunglasses, $5.80, Forever 21; Worthington Mica Top Zip, $14.99, JCPenney;  Antoine Watcheau Necklace, $24.99, ModCloth; SM New York Women’s Petals (Black), $11.99, Sears; Mineral Washed Shorts, $16.90, Forever 21.

Coupons to use before you shop: JCPenney, Sears.

Total cost of look = $90.47

Outfit#2: First Day of Class

Now that the first few days of getting to know your roomate(s) and non-stop partying are over, it’s time to buckle down and get to work. Impress your professors on the first day of class by looking chic and sophisticated - but still cute enough to catch the eye of that hot guy sitting beside you. ;)

Clockwise from top left: Hue Are You? Scarf, $17.99, ModCloth; SONOMA life + style Solid Ribbed Tank, $12, Kohl’s; Soft Washed Pebble Satchel, $29.99, JCPenney; Faux Pearl Stud, $2.80, Forever 21; Crochet Pocket Linen Skirt, $22.80, Forever 21; Nikky Strappy Sandals (Gold), $15.80, Forever 21.

Coupons to use before you shop: Kohl’s, JCPenney.

Total cost of look = $94.77

Outfit #3: Late Class…Night Out

We’ve all been stuck with those pesky night classes on a Thursday or Friday night. What we’re they thinking scheduling  Psychology 101 at 8pm on a Thursday night? Don’t they know Thursday is $2 beer night…jeez! Well, if you can’t beat em’ then one up em’ by wearing this outfit that can easily transition from class-time chic to night out at the club.

Clockwise from top left: Merona Collection Large Hobo (Black), $20.98, Target; Black Strapless Romper, $26.90, Windsor; Stone Flower Earrings, $3.80, Forever 21; Ellie Rome-015 (Gold), $27.95, Shoebuy; Pointelle-Trim Cardigan, $26.50, Old Navy.

Coupons to use before you shop: Target, Shoebuy, Old Navy.

Total cost of look = $99.34

Bonus night option:

Clockwise from top left: Metal Headband (Silver), $6.29, Target; Black Strapless Romper, $26.90, Windsor; Polished Jeweled Ring, $4.80, Forever 21; Mousel Clutch, $19.98, Aldo; Leg Avenue Thorn LA468, $38.95, Shoebuy; Skinny Faux Leather Belt (Red), $4.80, Forever 21.

Coupons to use before you shop: Target, Shoebuy.

What do you think? Would you wear any of these outfits? Do you have any advice on back to school style?

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About Shannon: Shannon is a savvy saver and lover of all things fashion and beauty. As a lover of pop-culture, she'll keep you up-to-date on all the hottest news and trends. You can find her tweeting on @FabulousSavings. View author profile.

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  1. Cristina says:

    Wow! I LOVE the looks you put together here. The outfits are modern and young looking, but the accessories you chose add some vintage flair…ie Antoine Watcheau Necklace in the Move-in-Day Outfit & the Faux Pearl Studs in the First-Day-of-Class outfit.

    Best of all, the pieces you chose are versatile for even more looks!!!

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