Fashion: Haute Off the Rack
Dig asked, you answered: What are your school year essentials?
By Jennifer PalpallatocPosted Aug 22, 2012
Adrienne Connelly, senior, 21
“My back-to-school essential is a Nixon Kensington watch with a brown leather strap because it’s simple, casual, and will keep me on time when it comes to getting to class.”
Annie Etzel, junior, 20
“We all know that Louisiana weather is dreadfully hot and can make a full day of class on campus absolutely miserable. This semester I plan to beat the heat by wearing different-colored bandeaus beneath loose jersey tops with cut-off sleeves. They’re comfortable, stylish, and they help keep me cool in the heat.”
Troy Brouillette, senior, 21
“I would have to say my Manhattan Portage messenger bag is my main essential. It can fit my laptop, books, binders, and gym clothes, and it has the ability to expand itself to fit even more. Not only is it convenient when it comes grabbing things quickly on the side of me, but it also has a waterproof, vinyl outer shell. It’s such a versatile bag, so I can use it for things other than just school.”
*The fashion editor’s back-to-school essential
There is so much a student needs during the semester to stay functional, and it surely doesn’t hurt when you find ways to be stylish about it. A must for me is a patent leather planner to help me keep my busy schedule well organized. I also need my Michael Kors Jet Set Tote for my laptop and other school items.
Girls, if you dread lugging around your backpack, your purse, and your laptop, try carrying everything in one sophisticated, structured tote. Not only does it substitute as a backpack and purse all in one, but it also gives you easy access to all of your necessities.
If you’re on a tight budget, keep your eye out for promotional codes and discounts on Shoefflé’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/Shoefflé.
Guys, if backpacks aren’t cutting it for you this year, try carrying a messenger bag over your shoulder for a more modern look. Not only does the messenger bag look cool and casual, but it also exudes a hint of uptown sophistication. I recommend browsing around Aristocracy in Towne Center.