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Cute First Day Of School Outfit Ideas For Every Aesthetic

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I know it’s still July, so don’t yell at me, but school is around the corner. Whether you’re in high school or college, there’s always a lot of buzz about the first day of school. Hopefully, you’ve checked out our first day of school supplies list, and are now moving on to your school wardrobe. While it’s always best to wear something comfortable that will allow you to learn to the best of your ability – fashion allows us to show off our unique personalities. Especially on the first day, your outfit can become your class’s first impression of you. What impression will you make with your outfit? Here are some cute first day of school outfit ideas for you to incorporate.

Be The Best Version Of You

Is your style more spunky and fresh or more laid back and chill? I am absolutely not saying you should dress to the nines for your first day of classes, and I’m especially not telling you to dress like anyone but yourself. The worst thing for you to do would be to dress in a completely different style than you usually do and then immediately revert back on day two. Instead, wear one of your favorite pieces, maybe even a statement piece. Incorporate your aesthetic to create something you’d like to be remembered in – as if it might be the last or only time your classmates see you. The key here is to show off your personal style and wear what you want to wear, not what you think you should wear.

Summer Styles

Since school typically starts in August, it gives you a little bit of time to show off your summer style before fashion starts to transition into fall. While I love fall fashion as much as the next girl, I do think it can be fun to head to class in summer patterns and styles. While the weather is still warm, I like wearing some of my favorite sundresses, or summer skirts to class. Depending on where you live, you might have a very limited amount of time to show off all the cute clothes you got this summer – so the first day is a great time.

Wear What You Like

As mentioned, don’t feel like you have to be overtly trendy. Just because a certain thing is in style doesn’t mean it has to be your style. It can be really easy to get swept up in all the trends – whether they’re all over TikTok or in the magazines. Wear what makes you feel like you, even if you think it’s too unique or weird. The first day of school should be about expressing yourself, not fitting in and blending into the crowd. Don’t buy something because you’ve seen it online, buy it because you like it and it feels like you!


If I’m being honest, throughout the year, I hardly get ready for class. Most of the time, I’d roll out of bed, throw on some clothes and walk across campus. On the first day of school, you have a lot more time to be deliberate with the accessories you’d like to pair with your outfit. Especially if your school has a really limited dress code, accessories are the perfect way to show off your personality. Wear some fun hair clips, some crazy earrings or even some of your favorite beach bracelets you’ve accumulated this summer.

We hope these cute first day of school outfit ideas helped you! Come up with something cute to wear? Tag us on Instagram @thezillennialzine! Thanks for reading!

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