I hate to be the summer spoiler, but we’ve officially entered back-to-school season! Of course there are pros and cons to this annual transition, but I’ve got to say – I’ve never been more excited to help piece together some of the hottest back-to-school fashions I’ve seen in years! Get ready to make a major style statement!
This back-to-school season is all about mixing and matching – combining prints, colors, accessories and jewelry can elevate any look, not to mention create endless combinations. Who doesn’t love getting more for less? Versatility is king! Here are some key pieces I suggest picking up next time you’re at Tanger.
No. 1 – Oversized Sweaters
First comes practicality – Who doesn’t get a little chilly in class? Be prepared with a cute oversized sweater, rather than throwing on a fleece that may or may not look like an afterthought. I recommend going for more neutral tones like grey, taupe or even black. You’ll be able to rock it with almost any look. Think texture, shape and detail. Maybe even go crazy with leather patches on the elbows or pockets – Oh gotta love pockets!
No. 2 – Neon Pops of Color
Neon pops of color make it easier than ever to jazz up your basics. Pick up a few bright skinny belts to toss around a solid dress, finish off a layered cardigan look or to simply accent your favorite jeans. There’s also an endless assortment of bright jewelry available at Tanger. Go with a statement necklace for a bold and stylish look or a subtle bauble earring for an understated but not underdressed effect.
No. 3 – Colored Jeans
Colored skinny jeans are a must-have for all! You absolutely can’t go wrong. They’re the easiest to style being that they will always be the focus of attention. Here are the fall colors released by Pantone’s 2014 Fashion Report. My vote – get one in each color!
No. 4 – Romantic Layers
Back-to-school season means cooler weather and of course fluctuating classroom temperatures. Dressing in romantic layers is a perfect way to fashionably plan for a cool morning and a warmer afternoon ride home. Start with lace shells or base layers. Whether they’re seen underneath a blush or neutral cardigan or peeking out beneath a crew neck sweater, they’re sure to add a touch of femininity!
No. 5. – Bold Patterns
On the other side of the fashion spectrum are the bold patterns. Think lips, cats, glasses, catchy sayings or quotes… I’ve seen it all! While I condone one wild piece per look, I’m warning you – Don’t go overboard. One and only one! Pair your favorite graphic tee with a dark skinny jean and motorcycle jacket and you’re sure to look too cool for school… Well, not too cool! You catch my drift!
No. 6 – Skirts
Skirts! Skirts! Skirts! My goal is to make skirts the new go-to item in your closet! They are by far, the most versatile and fashionable pieces you’ll own. They come in tons of shapes, colors, textures and can be styled to your liking. Keep it casual with a pencil skirt and a trendy t-shirt or get fancy with an a-line skirt and your favorite heels. Let’s be real – you probably aren’t rocking heels to class. Maybe save that look for the superlative awards at the end of the year, where you’re sure to get Best Dressed!
What’s the best part of back-to-school shopping? It can all be done in one visit to Tanger Outlets, where you’ll find an endless list of incredible brands and the absolute best savings in town! You simply can’t beat the experience. Before you hit the road, be sure to visit www.tangeroutlets.com now through the end of the month to download your additional 20% OFF coupons.