Being on-trend while within dress-code for school may seem like an impossible feat, but I promise, it’s not and easier than you think! So many on-trend items right now like the cold-shoulder and off-the-shoulder tops are super cute but not appropriate for dress-code.
Back in high school, I was nominated for Best Dressed, but I was also fairly known for walking the thin line between dress-code cool, and dress-code convict. Obviously you don’t want a teacher chasing you down the hall because of the holes in your jeans (like I did, literally), or be sent home because of what you’re wearing, but you want to look cute, right?
Well today’s blog post is going to be just that!
Now, I realize every school has different dress-codes. Some don’t have any really, while others are strictly uniform. But for today’s sake, we are going to use the same dress-code I spent four years hating at my high school:
Strapped tops much be three (adult) fingers thick.
Dresses and skirts must be finger-tip length.
Holes in jeans showing skin must be past finger-tip length.
Ample amounts of cleavage are a no-go.
Purses must be small.
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Now this outfit is sure to get you on the best-dressed list for innovative layering. This off the shoulder top is layered with a thinner, thick strapped tank to be put under it to create a luxe layered look. Throw on a vintage-inspired pair of jeans and heeled peep-toe bootie and you’ll be set! This is personally my favorite look out of the post and you will see a real-life rendition of it once things here cool off! Instead of a purse, I added a clutch to this one because hello, glamorous pencil case?? A clutch is so easy to tote around, you can literally just throw it on top of those three books you somehow need for your English class and go without having to worry about straps falling off shoulders en-route.
It feels like holes in denim are everywhere and any store you walk into, you’re more likely to see distressed denim than not. All of that is fine and dandy when you like distressing, but not when your dress-code doesn’t. Instead, opt for a patched denim of either printed/solid fabric or denim. I love having a personal style that spans to both ends of the spectrum, I’ll be super girly one day and look like I’m about to step out onto stage with Journey or Five Finger Death Punch the next. This outfit is an ode to that, but with a twist. Obviously the expected footwear would be combat boots or something “tough” like that right? I mixed it up with a pearl-studded slide, and outfit that screams “my favorite color is black like my soul, but my bedroom may or may not be a shade of Ballerina Pink”.
Let’s chat! Comment below and tell me which outfit from this article is your favorite and which on-trend item will you be sporting down the halls in the coming weeks if you’re still a student or even a teacher!