We are already halfway through summer, lovelies, and you know what that means: back to school shopping is in full effect. Google released its back-to-school trends roundup on Tuesday, and according to a Google Consumer survey, one third of shoppers have gotten a head start, but they're not browsing brick-and-mortar stores for their style-meets-educational needs.
Ah, the good ol' days of back-to-school preparations. I totally milked as many outfits, notebooks, and pens as humanly possible every year from grammar school up until college. Marking one major mall trip on the calendar became an annual ritual for my mother and I, with a few Target runs here and there.
Alas, times are a changin' my friends. And while I turned the mall into my personal playground, finding only the best of the best ensembles to wear for strutting down the halls, nearly 50% of back-to-school fun is now digitized. Shoppers are searching for outfit-inspo on the web rather than reserving a few hours to browse their favorite stores with their parents reluctantly trailing behind them. I'll agree that it certainly sounds more convenient than how we did it back then, yet I find this web savvy world to have its downsides.
No worries, guys, I'll save you my spiel on how the Internet has swallowed yet another bonding experience that kids these days will never have (even though it's totally true). Instead, let's talk about what really matters here: the clothes.
What's On The Rise:
1. Under Armor Curry One Sneakers
Little White Lies Phoenix Culotte Short, $39.99, urbanoutfitters.com
3. Quay Sunglasses
Quay X Shay Mitchell Vesper Sunglasses, $60.00, urbanoutfitters.com
4. Disney Vans
Disney Authentic, $60.00, vans.com
5. Lace-Up Flats
Billy Ella Lace-Up Flats, $178.00, anthropologie.com
I always thought ballerina flats were so plain, but lace-ups are such a modern take on the classical shoe.
What's Still Hot:
Birkenstock Arizona White Birko Flor Narrow Fit Flat Sandals, $90.00, asos.com
2. Jelly Shoes
ASOS Foretold Embellished Gladiator Jelly Shoes, $22.00, asos.com
Ella Moss Edie Cold-Shoulder Chevron Romper, $98.00, neimanmarcus.com
4. Kimono Jackets
Ecote Crinkle Square Kimono Jacket, $39.99, urbanoutfitters.com
5. Plaid Shirts
AEO Plaid Boyfriend Shirt, $39.95, ae.com
I love a good plaid. Sexy cowgirl for the win, am I right?
Even if you're not heading back-to-school this fall, you'll still want to snag some of these looks. Who says Youths get to have all the fun?
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