Back to school looks in COVID times: what to wear Smart styles.

So it’s really happening; September is just around the corner, and it’s time to think about your Back to School looks. And especially in COVID times, we want you to rock smart school outfits for this fall semester. Whether you’re actually going back to university or starting the semester with Zoom online classes at home, you’ll want to look stylish and feel comfortable. Luckily for you, we found plenty of options from fashion designers and online shops for you. These easy-to-wear clothes with smart styles will suit perfectly the COVID-19 Zeitgeist.

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Just saying

Woman wearing a t-shirt with slogan, blue cardigan, jeans and a crossbody bag; an easy-to-wear fall school outfit.
T-shirt with slogan are the perfect back to school look.
Street style photo during Fashion Week, via Shutterstock.

T-shirts with slogans or vintage rock bands logos and superheroes are what you need for your back to school outfits this year. They are fun and add coolness to your fall school looks. When having Zoom classes during COVID times, or even when sitting at your desk in the classroom, people see you only from the waist up. So make sure to wear trendy tops and great accessories. Chunky chain necklaces are the best bet to elevate your retro t-shirt and achieve fashionable fall school outfits.

Comfort is gold

Woman wearing wide legs pants, a white t-shirt, checkered shirt and sneakers for a stylish and comfortable look.
Comfortable looks can be stylish and on-point.
Street style photo during Fashion Week, via Shutterstock.

In these COVID times, we’ve learned that comfort is crucial. That is why we chose wide-leg pants and jumpsuits that you can wear to go back to school or to continue studying from home. Pair these wide-leg trousers with flat shoes for effortlessly chic back to school looks.

Preppy back to school

Girl wearing a preppy school outfit for fall; white shirt with vest and black trousers.
I want a preppy back to school look!
Street style photo during Fashion Week, via Shutterstock.

Nothing’s preppier than a knitted vest for your back to school outfits. The bourgeois staple of the ’80s is the perfect transitional piece for fall. Additionally, a knitted vest gives a vintage and hand-made feel to fall school looks. Wear the gilet over a t-shirt or a long buttoned-up shirt in a contemporary style. Also, you can layer a vest over any dress to transition into fall wearing your fav summer dresses for a bit longer.

Singing in the rain

Street style photo do woman wearing a yellow anorak paired with leopard skirt.
The timeless anorak is a must this fall.
Street style photo during Fashion Week, via Shutterstock.

If you’ve watched the first German Netflix series, Dark, you’ll know that wearing a yellow anorak is a must this season. By the way, the bright yellow parka that the lead character, time-traveller Jonas Kahnwald, wears was just auctioned to help raise funds for a rescue foundation. Besides yellow, you can also choose block-colours or cape-like anoraks that are seasonless and genderless. The retro anoraks are one of the hottest coat trends to wear in fall 2020.

And of course, don’t forget to complete your back to school outfits with a stylish face mask and in your pocket, a hand sanitizer. Read here how to choose the best hand disinfectant.

Title photo from the Wonder Woman t-shirt capsule collection, courtesy of Miu Miu.