Even though I’ve always loved summers, I would get a little antsy for school to start back up. As the days started to grow shorter again, we’d have a few telltale signs that classes were right around the corner. There was the scramble to read those summer reading books that collected dust for two months. The mile-long school supply list and the little postcard with our class schedule that showed up in the mail. Both followed by a four-hour trip to gather said supplies and a frantic call to best friends to ensure that we had the same lunch period!
And my favorite part? The careful selection (and re-selection) of the perfect FDO aka First Day Outfit.
I’m obviously not going back to school this year, but I still associate this time with freshening up my closet. If I were going back to school, I think this would be a top contender for an FDO. Simple, comfortable, and classic!
We’ve got to talk about the shoes. My first pair of mules! I didn’t think the trend was for me until I spotted this loafer style. I love them. They still have that classic loafer look with the modern mule silhouette. My biggest concern with mules (besides thinking I’m not cool enough to pull them off!) was that they’d be difficult to walk in, but I didn’t find that to be a problem at all. In fact, I forgot about that concern until I went to type this post; I wasn’t bothered in the slightest while wearing them.
(The listing recommends ordering a size up, but I found that they fit true to size.)
The minute I saw this clutch, I knew I needed it. A gorgeous brown faux leather clutch with collegiate stripes for under $40? Yep!
I kept everything else pretty simple. My Equipment blouse is a great staple that I can’t recommend enough. It’s a little bit on the expensive side, but it dry cleans beautifully and can be dressed up or down. The dark colors make good date night tops when it’s cooler out too.
Photos by Carter Fish
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