Instagram-Inspired Outfits for Back to School

For some, the most stressful part about the first day back to school is finding the perfect outfit to wear.

You haven't seen most of your classmates since the last school year, so you need to make a great impression. While you'll want to show off your new haircut, killer shoes and sparkling personality, it's your first-day outfit that really grabs the attention of your classmates.

We scoured Instagram for outfit inspo, and trust us—these options below won't disappoint!

Animal Print

Grab your fave band tee and tuck it into an animal print skirt for the ultimate first-day-back look. Shop THIS similar snake print option for $32.95.


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Ankle socks are so last year. Hop on the trend-train and grab yourself some socks that will peek out of your shoes. We like THIS animal print alternative for $14.


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By now you know that animal print—specifically leopard—is the trend of the seasonThis similar leopard jacket is $108 and a fun staple you can style in many ways.


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Blue Jean Baby

You can never go wrong with a girl-next-door look. Wow your friends (and maybe even crush) with this simple style. All you need is high-waisted jeans, a white tank and chunky sandals. THIS pair from Abercrombie is only $88.


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Throw on your go-to jeans, a floral tank and doc-inspired shoes for an "I didn't try too hard" look. The jeans shown below are $59.95 and the tank is $19.95—score!


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Anyone who has ever been to summer camp has a homemade tie-dye top. Trends come and go, so be thankful you saved yours! If you didn't, however, we like THIS top from Revolve for $98 paired with jeans.


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Canadian tuxedo anyone? We live for a good denim-on-denim outfit—and Free People never disappoints, as seen below. Throw on some denim shorts and tuck in THIS button-down, priced at $168.


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Grungy-Chic

Be bold for your first day back and show everyone you're not afraid to make a little bit of noise. Drape a rhinestone belt over a T-shirt dress, like THIS similar one for $43.


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If the weather is chilly where you live or the classrooms are known to be brisk, you need a leather jacket. We like THIS one for $49.99, paired with a vintage band tee and cute slingbacks, like THESE for $34.99.


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Find your fave band tee (or raid your dad's closet for one) and wear it with patterned pants. We like THESE striped ones from Urban Outfitters, only $44.


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Flirty Female

You don't need to wear pink and sparkles to show off your feminine side. We think it's cool to downplay the style by pairing THIS midi skirt ($98) with a knotted tee and THESE sneakers ($130).


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String summer along into fall by pairing a cute midi dress with black, heeled boots. THIS dress from Topshop is $85 and can be worn all year long.


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A flirty, floral midi skirt, when paired with chunky black boots, is a great outfit for your first day back on campus. Look like a knockout in THIS similar skirt for $45.


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Details

If you want to remain under-the-radar upon first glance, yet receive tons of compliments, THIS necklace from Lulu's ($19) is your best bet. Worn with a lace-trim top, you'll look naturally, effortlessly beautiful.


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We love a good pair of mules—especially when they're flats and easy to walk in. THIS pair from Steve Madden is only $59.95, so we're definitely considering getting all three colors.


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Need a good laugh to get in the mood for back to school? Check out THESE hilarious tweets about heading back to campus.