The scorching heat of the summer can be too much for anyone to take – especially if you are a student who needs to go to school everyday. If you want to keep cool and look cool as you listen to lectures and answer exams, then do yourself a favor and take on these stylish summer outfits for school.
Wear a Summery Skirt
If you want to give your gams some good air from the humidity outside, then wearing a skirt to school is a good outfit option. But instead of the usual black or denim skirts, go for something as vibrant as the sun shining above. Take the case of the lady below who surely rocked her class with her intricate floral skirt.
What’s great about wearing a summery skirt is that it’s a statement by itself and you don’t need to go gaga over the other details of the outfit. Case in point: the model paired her skirt with a plain white shirt and she looks like a beaming ray of sunlight.
Glamorous in Gaucho
If your school requires you to wear bottoms that go beyond your knees, then one thing you should consider is the gaucho. This loose item of clothing is perfect for summer schooldays as it keeps your legs cool while it provides the body coverage that your school officials require of you.
For the ultimate feel-cool aura, choose a light color as dark ones can make you look (and feel) warmer as usual. As for the top, you can wear it with a plain one, as seen above.
Do you want the word ‘summer’ scribbled all over you? Then take your fashion game up a notch by wearing a printed summer gaucho.
As for the footwear, remember that anything goes – from fuss-free slip-ons to your favorite pair of sneakers. True enough, the gaucho is a versatile bottom that you can wear not only to school – but to other summer outings as well.
Mix Casual with Formal
Do you have an ornate skirt that you can’t wear to anything but weddings and other formal functions? You don’t have to keep it stale in your closet as you can dress it down with a casual statement tee. Mixing casual with formal is one of the popular runway and street fashion trends that you can incorporate in your summer outfits for school.
A great example is the outfit shown above, where the model paired her plain statement top with an elegant pink skirt and a low-key white pair of sneakers. The formality of the skirt can help you exude an air of elegance – even if most of the items in your outfit are casual or vintage.
Expect the Unexpected
If you want to stand out among a sea of skirt-wearing, floral-donning students, then create an outfit that is unexpected. Take inspiration from the model below, who wore her seemingly childish skirt jumper with an off shoulder top.
Such a combination is rarely seen, as jumpers are oftentimes worn with short-sleeved or long-sleeved tops. Wearing your jumper with a ¾ off-shoulder top is a great way to keep most of your body covered – all the while looking sexy as you bare your highlighted shoulders.
Play with Prints
Do you love wearing florals and ginghams, basically every other print that is reminiscent of summer? If you can’t get enough of these designs, then why not get the best of both worlds by playing with different kinds of prints?
Accomplishing such a feat can be tricky – a wrong pairing can make you look like a confusing graffiti wall. The key to pulling this off is to wear bigger, bolder prints with more minimalistic ones. Take the case of the model above, who paired her larger-than-life animal print shirt with a subdued pair of printed pants.
As for the accessorizing, keep things at a minimum – say, choose a plain bag and a simple pair of shoes. The print on print thing is a fashion statement by itself, so you wouldn’t want to overdo your entire outfit by throwing loud accessories into the mix.
Wear it the Wrong Way
Summer outfit ideas for school are not just about following rules. Sometimes, it’s about bending (not breaking) them. Just look at Hayley Baldwin below.
The future Mrs. Justin Bieber somehow managed to make a loose button-down top look sexy by wearing it the wrong way. The good news is that you can achieve the same flair as well, all you just need to do is button the wrong parts, do some tugging and pulling, and voila, an instant sexy shoulder top!
Wearing your shirt the wrong way can help you expose a sexy part of your body – without getting the ire of the school principal. What’s great about this fashion idea is if all else fails, you can easily go back to buttoning the top the right way. Talk about versatile.
It’s All About the Knot
Say you’re running late and don’t have the luxury of time to create a stunning summer ensemble. You need not worry though as you can still look as fashionable as ever simply by injecting some cool details into your otherwise boring outfit.
Take the cue from Kendall Jenner who made her regular attire look model hip with a simple shirt knot detail. Instead of the usual knot in the middle, take your fashion ante into a whole other level by knotting the side. Not only will this add some fashion flair into your outfit, it can help accentuate your feminine form as well. Throw in some eye-catching accessories into the mix and you’ve got an off-duty model look for summer.
Show Some School Spirit
School fashion will not be complete without showing some school spirit! Use your PE shirt or cheerleading top and make it the piece de resistance for your summer outfits for school.
So how can you turn heads with this outfit idea, you ask? Well, instead of wearing it with the usual denim or jogger pants, pair these tops with more sophisticated bottoms. Draw inspiration from the New York Fashion Week street urchins below to create an outfit that is fashionably perfect for basketball games and cheerleading matches, among many other school events.