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Easy Ways to Take Your Back-To-School Style To The Next Level

Repurposing your summer wardrobe in the right way can refresh your school style. Find the looks you love at Macy's!

1. Transform a summer fave into a sophisticated school look.

By adding sophisticated touches like a moto blazer and muted solid accessories, you can take your fave summer jumpsuit or romper and make it totally fresh for the first day back.

By adding sophisticated touches like a moto blazer and muted solid accessories, you can take your fave summer jumpsuit or romper and make it totally fresh for the first day back.

2. Pair breezy basics with sportswear classics.

Making a graphic tee and denim skirt cool for school is about dressing it down with street style elements that give a laid-back edge to the look. An oversized denim jacket and graphic sneakers give that elusive "cool girl" vibe, and a quilted mini backpack polishes it juuuust enough.

Making a graphic tee and denim skirt cool for school is about dressing it down with street style elements that give a laid-back edge to the look. An oversized denim jacket and graphic sneakers give that elusive "cool girl" vibe, and a quilted mini backpack polishes it juuuust enough.

3. Elevate your athleisure faves just a touch.

If you refuse to be anything but comfy at school, you can keep the comfort while also feeling like a queen! Solid colored separates with clean lines are super chic, while a subtle wedge sneaker keeps that casual look while elevating your step. Counteract the sportiness with a cute mini backpack so the look remains anything but basic.

If you refuse to be anything but comfy at school, you can keep the comfort while also feeling like a queen! Solid colored separates with clean lines are super chic, while a subtle wedge sneaker keeps that casual look while elevating your step. Counteract the sportiness with a cute mini backpack so the look remains anything but basic.

4. Pair a sundress with classic school staples.

Change the vibe of a flirty sundress into a more down-to-earth piece by pairing it with a classic denim jacket and clean white Keds. Play up the nod to the nostalgic back-to-school outfit of yesteryear with a dressed-up, on-trend backpack.

Change the vibe of a flirty sundress into a more down-to-earth piece by pairing it with a classic denim jacket and clean white Keds. Play up the nod to the nostalgic back-to-school outfit of yesteryear with a dressed-up, on-trend backpack.

5. Turn up casual clothes with both color and pattern.

Just one or two broad but unifying elements can make an entire outfit super cohesive, and nothing is cooler than doing this with super-chill separates. A tee and jeans with cool stripe details is made into a complete thought when worn with stripe-detail sneakers, while a black quilted fanny pack keeps in theme with its red zipper tie.

Just one or two broad but unifying elements can make an entire outfit super cohesive, and nothing is cooler than doing this with super-chill separates. A tee and jeans with cool stripe details is made into a complete thought when worn with stripe-detail sneakers, while a black quilted fanny pack keeps in theme with its red zipper tie.

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