5 Easy and Important Style Rules to Follow on the First Day of School

First impressions can last a lifetime, so it only makes sense that you try to get it right on your first day of school.

You never know who you will meet or if there will be a cute new transfer student in class! Following these easy style tips will have you making a school hall splash in no time.

While you don't have to select these styles specifically, use them as a guide to spruce up your back-to-school style game.

Mean Girls movie walking through the hallway

(Mean Girls via Paramount Pictures)

1. Update That Old Pencil Bag with This Clutch: $15

Who says carrying your school supplies has to be boring? Express yourself by picking a bold and playful clutch to stash those essentials in style. Make it roomy enough to fit pencils, pens, calculator and a lip gloss or two. This silver and gold version also doubles as a clutch for any after-school activities. Talk about multitasking!

Sliver and gold designer clutch

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2. Use This Choker to Accent Any Outfit With a Touch of Feminine Flare: $4.90

As you know, we're big choker fans over here. We've seen them on all of our fave celebs and now it's your turn to rock an update on the trend. Kick it up a notch by incorporating a bow, which will give any outfit an adorably feminine touch. You can go out and get a version like this one from Forever 21 or simply DIY it, making one from a piece of velvet ribbon. Fashion-savvy girls are pairing this with everything from dresses to tank tops. It's a very easy way to update last year's closet.


(via Forever 21)


3. Stroll Through the Halls With Comfort, Using This Spray: $15

It isn't just high heels that can put a damper on confidently strutting our stuff. We all love a slick pair of fresh kicks to start off the school year, and new tends to equal not-so-comfy. So, as hip as these new wears may be, what isn't cute is the rubbing and consequent blisters that pop up from walking around in them. Here's where PreHeels comes into play. Not just for heels, this strong, lasting, invisible barrier spray applied to the skin will protect your feet from irritation. Fashion editors have raved about the newly created concept, so we think it's time you give it a shot, too.


(via PreHeels)


4. Let These Headphones Give You a Snazzy Pop of Color: $19.90

Walking to class? Check. Waiting for the bus? Check. Trying to drown out that geeky guy from science class? Check. We use headphones so many times in a school day that they have virtually become a necessity. Although there is nothing wrong with your stringy, run-of-the-mill white pair that came with your iPhone, we suggest taking it to a different level and using these as a fashion accessory. A high-shine pair like the ones pictured will prove to be an investment piece that you can use on and off campus.

Black and gold headphones

(via Forever 21)


5. Up Your Stationary Game With This Cutesy-Colored Notepad – $16

Your stationary should be just as brilliant as the ideas you are jotting down. If a composition notebook just won't do, search no further than ban.do's line of super cute products. They stock everything from folders to pens with fun color combinations and prints. This one uses big, gorgeous, gold letters to scrawl "'I am very busy" on the front. We couldn't agree more–nobody has time for boring notebooks!


(via ban.do)


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