A Casual Dressy School OOTD- Back to School Series 2016

August 17, 2016

The title of this post may deem this outfit “casual dressy,” but trust me, this is the most comfortable outfit- ever. It’s zero thinking required, so comfortable, and trust me, everyone will think you made an effort

We open on a girl in the softest knit shift in the world.



DRESS: French Connection Cotton T-Shirt Stripe Dress | BELT: Lilly Pulitzer Bow Belt (no longer available)

WHY IT WORKS: This dress is great for so many reasons. While it has a simple t-shirt dress shift shape, instead of being made with a typical thin knit like a t-shirt, it’s made with a heavier weight knit that although still incredible soft, stretchy, and comfortable, still makes the dress a little more formal. The black and white stripe makes it interesting, yet is still basic enough to have endless accessory opportunities. So yes, you’ll look like you made somewhat of an effort without actually making an effort.

SHOES: Sperry Topsider Mesh Angelfish (no longer available) shop similar here

WHY IT WORKS: Sperrys are so unbelievably comfortable and perfect for running around buildings or campus, but the classic boat shoe design makes them still really cute!  This pair is a white, light pink, and lavender tri-color, which is a perfect contrast to the plain black and white in the dress.

NECKLACE: Kate Spade Moon River Bow Pendant (no longer available) shop similar

WHY IT WORKS: Bows and pink are my thing, so it comes at absolutely no surprise as to why I bought this. The bow is a cute detail, and the light pink ties into the light pink from the Sperrys, which are pulled from the same color palette as the aqua belt. Although none of my accessories are the same color as my dress, because they all follow the same color scheme, they look coordinated instead of random.

This is definitely an outfit that’s the perfect go-to everyday outfit!  There’s so many places where this would work, and it’s easy to dress it up by simply changing the shoes from Sperrys or flats to a nice pair of heels!

Come back Friday when I post the final {and most casual} look of Back to School Style Week!

Love and Stay Preppy,

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