Fashion – Back to School

Not sure what to wear on the first day of school? Vervegirl’s fashion ambassadors Stephanie, Melanie and Sam show off their personal style and offer some great fashion ideas for back-to-school.

Name: Stephanie Jiena Chong

Age: 20

School: York University – Toronto, Ontario

Major: Communication

Style: Funky/edgy

Black sheer top from Dynamite: $29

Red skinny belt from Forever 21: Came with shorts

Striped capris from H&M: $15

Spiked wedge heels from Urban Outfitters: $79

White jewelled watch by DKNY: Gift from my sister

Messenger bag from Urban Outfitters: $69

Why I chose this outfit: This outfit includes everything I am currently obsessed with: stripes, spikes and a splash of colour! The messenger bag holds everything I need for class, and the wedge heels are surprisingly comfortable to walk in. This is one of my favourite outfits to wear because it’s comfortable and I feel confident wearing it!

Photo Credit: Viktoriya Armyaninova

Name: Melanie Vance

Age: 22

School: George Brown College – Toronto, Ontario

Major: Fashion Design

Style: Modern chic

Talula floral blazer from Aritzia: $95

Light pink lace Talula tank from Aritzia: $48

Skinny jeans from Garage: $40

Gold feather earrings from New York City: $10

Pink snakeskin watch from Aldo: $30

White flats from Call it Spring: $30



Why I chose this outfit:

Floral and lace have both been huge trends this summer and are not going anywhere far for fall, so naturally I had to pair them together. Cropped jeans are the “it” thing for fall, so to make my jeans more modern I cuffed them at the bottom (which is much cheaper than buying a new pair). Feather earrings, feather extensions and animal prints have been seen everywhere from designer runways to fashion blogs, so they, along with my watch, helped finish off my look. I will totally rock this outfit more than once!

Name: Sam Nielsen

Age: 17

School: Halifax West High School – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Style: Relaxed/preppy

White cardigan from Gap: $57

Printed top from Garage: $30

Black jeggings from American Eagle: $45

Belt from American Eagle: $30

Pink TOMS: $65

Why I chose this outfit:

Every girl needs a pair of black jeggings as a staple in her back-to-school wardrobe. You can wear them to school or out on the weekends, and they work with just about everything. For back-to-school I paired them with a printed top and an awesome white cardigan, but a blazer would work just as well. To make my outfit pop I chose a pair of hot pink TOMS which are both comfortable and stylish. Finally, to make an outfit your own, tie in your own backpack and other accessories such as a cool belt.