Monday, August 29, 2011

Back to School Shopping - Cali Style

Hey everyone! I don't know about you, but my favorite part of back to school is shopping. I love picking and planning clothes for the upcoming school year! Here in California, the style is very laid back, but with a sophisticated edge. This means tight skirts and baggy shirts for girls and solid shorts with baseball caps for guys. The best place to shop near my house is the Mission Viejo Mall. Inside this huge building are different stores to buy everything imaginable! Some of my favorite stores are Forever 21, Hollister, H&M, and Nordstrom. What are your favorite stores for back to school shopping? Let me know in the comments!

Here are some great back to school outfit options for the ladies if you want to add a little California flare to your outfit. With the tan skirt and baggy pink shirt, the neutral color scheme is highlighted nicely. In the next outfit, we have a white flowy top tucked into high waisted shorts. These shorts are a new style to hit California, and are very popular. They make your legs look miles long! Accessorize these outfits with the right jewelry and shoes, and you're good to go. Don't forget to purchase some great jeans, as you will wear them all throughout the year!

For the men, a great Californian outfit would consist of shorts in a basic color like black or tan along with a matching shirt. Having a shirt match the shorts is a great way to show style without overdoing the outfit. Finally, jazz up the outfit with a flat brim hat showcasing your favorite baseball team. Looking good!

Hope these inspired you to plan a great back to school outfit! What did you wear on your first day? Let me know in the comments!