Posted on by Megan Wilson

It's hard to admit it, but for those of us still hitting the books, summer is coming to a close. It shouldn't be all dread. Friends await, futures will be mapped, and our crushes have a tan. There's also some fun fashion to get you through. Comfortable and versatile staples will keep your back-school wardrobes easy to handle and even a little exciting. 

Here are three looks to get you through until the last book closes....

Start your day with this easy layered look. Long cardigans and jackets are the perfect essential for fall. Throw one on in the morning to keep out the cold and polish off your look. Shop outerwear here.

After class and the temperature has heated up, simply tie your jacket around your waist. It's slimming, casual, and on-trend. A killer pair of skinny jeans will keep your legs elongated and ready for anything! Shop the look: Tank/Jeans 

Looking for a fresh fall layer you'll wear again and again? This navy vest will go great with your game-day dress as well as your casual classroom look.  Not only will the vest pair well, but did we mention the pockets? From iPhones to note cards, you'll have anything you need at an arm's length!

Before it officially turns to fall, rock your vest with white shorts and campus-friendly flats. The crisp white of the shorts against the navy keep the look crisp and polished. The snakeskin gladiators add a dash of fun. Shop the look: Vest/ Shorts/ Sandals

Nothing makes outfitting easier than the perfect t-shirt. This rust colored tee is ready for fall and the rolled sleeves make for a sporty flare. Try it half-tucked or let the long line of the shirt rest on your hips. 

Rock it with distressed denim jean shorts like these before the fall breezes roll in. Reach for classic accessories like a ball cap and choker will keep you fresh--even without the makeup.  Shop the look: Shirt/ Shorts