Thursday, September 3, 2015

Back To School Style

I’m going back to school!  Ok, not really, but I did have a lot of fun with today’s post!  I know that it has been years since I walked the high school halls and hung out on a college campus.  This actually brought back so many memories and it definitely gave me a nostalgic feeling.  I secretly miss school and have often contemplated on going back.  I’ve realized that some of my readers are still in school though and I’ve had some questions before about outfits to wear for the first day back or trendy casual looks to wear for classes.  I thought that this collaboration with Kohl’s would be the perfect opportunity to do something a little bit different and address those questions!

My favorite part about heading back to school was obviously shopping for new clothes.   I mean, am I right?  I remember my mom would always take me on a shopping spree and my dad would take me to buy a new coat.  It was literally the best end to my summers.  My school style varied quite often, but I definitely always loved to be both comfortable and stay on top of the latest trends.   I was brought back to those memories this past weekend as Kohl’s challenged me to create a compete outfit by shopping the pieces in their Juniors department.   I admit that I had no idea what to expect and initially I had no outfit ideas in my mind, but once I hit the store it all came together perfectly!

Jeans: Mudd | Tank: Mudd | Plaid Jacket: About A Girl 
 Backpack: Juicy Couture | Sneakers: Keds

I instantly gravitated towards the denim section and fell in love with this pair.  I love the holes in the knees because for me, the more rips the better.  Denim like this becomes more of a statement piece for your look.  It’s casual, but edgy.  Mudd had a ton of different styles, but these were my top pick.  There were so many cardigans and tops, but as soon as I saw this plaid open front jacket from About A Girl, I had to have it.  I think it’s such a fun twist on the traditional plaid button down shirt.  There were a few other color options too.  You honestly cannot go wrong with paid, especially for school. I also ended up getting a regular plaid button down from SO that I will wear separately.  It was extremely soft!  I paired a loose fitted black tank underneath the open front jacket.  I definitely prefer tanks with a looser and more relaxed fit. 

I knew that I needed a fun statement backpack and thought this one from Juicy Couture was the perfect way to compete this outfit.  Backpacks have become such a fashion trend even separate from school.  When it came to the shoes, I initially though of booties, but I decided to go with these black Keds instead.  They are so comfortable and perfect for a day full of classes. I think they worked really well with this whole outfit. 

 So, how’d I do?! Would you wear something like this to head back to school? There’s seriously a great selection at Kohl’s for you to choose from and the best part is that everything is affordable.  Hope you enjoyed this post! 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kohls.  All opinions expressed are my own.  This was not edited by any third parties.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Love Affair With Fashion! 


  1. The post seems really fun, aah..I miss my school days now.Seriously babe you look like you are just heading towards school and really fashionable and cute though.I loved that long shrug that you are wearing ,I am definitely looking forward to try this look out .thanks for reviving the memories, you did really great !
    Dab (damini) xo..

  2. That particular plaid top is absolutely perfect! I love how it's a little bit more feminine than most with the flowing front instead of buttons. So cute! You styled everything perfectly.