Archive for August 24th, 2012

August 24, 2012

Fashionwidget’s MailBox: Head Back to School in Style – Top 10 Style Picks

Following a brief hiatus, it was heartwarming to check the Fashionwidget inbox and find questions, feedback and best wishes pouring in from our readers. Thank you. Over the course of the next few weeks, I have decided to blog about the most popular topics requested by you, our loyal readers.  


Today’s topic: Stylish back to school essentials.

1. A classic t-shirt (long sleeves will help a smooth transition into Fall/Autumn in style)

MANGO Cotton Essential T-Shirt – $20 –

2. Straight Leg Jeans. Nothing against “skinny jeans” but let’s face it, they have been trending for the past six to eight seasons (tick-tock) and they do not exactly look flattering on everybody. If you’re feeling the need to give in to the current neon skinny denim trend, you’ll stand out more if you opt for neon accessories instead. Invest in a pair of stretchy straight leg jeans, they look great with sneakers, boots or heels and be sure to pick one in a dark colour for that extra slimming benefit. √+

Gap Cycle Jean Dark Wash – $40 –

3. A nice comfortable bra. You do have to splurge if you are looking for comfort, support and quite frankly, seamless wonders. The Super Soft Contour Bra from Fine Lines boasts memory foam concealed wire that surround for no digging or pinching, finely brushed fabric and 3D hemmed cups for ultimate comfort and no ridge on the neckline and luxurious suede fabric with plush mould and memory foam wire surround for ultimate comfort, available at Lord and Taylor.

Fine Lines Supersoft Contour Bra # So011 – $48 –

Aerie Harper Memory Lift Pushup Bra – $27 –

4. A comfortable light-weight jacket. Again, you should be thinking about the change of seasons as the summer of 2012 comes to a close. You want to pick a jacket that is functional, stylish and blends well with the rest of your wardrobe.

Varsity Hooded Jacket – $40 –
Free shipping on any order over $25. Use Code 25SSYDE (see website for complete details)

Baseball Applique Jacket – $30 –


Moto Stitch Faux Leather Bomber – $50 –
Free shipping on any order over $25. Use Code 25SSYDE (see website for complete details)

5. Sportswear.

Neiman Marcus Python-Trim Tracksuit – $69 –

6. A durable book bag. I prefer backpacks (High School or University) books are heavy so you want to make sure you’re ready to carry them in style and comfort. Obviously, a lot has changed since my school days but I’m still a backpacker when I travel so I know there are some pretty amazing advanced styles out there.

Victoria’s Secret Backpack – $40 –

Grey Backpack – $17 –

Mini Multi Pocket Backpack – $29 –

7. Footwear. Socks, Shoes, Stockings…all foot candy you are  going to need as the temperature drops. Shop around, choose what works for you, again these are merely Fashionwidget’s educated consumer suggestions.

HUE Socks – Argyle #U13349 – $6.50 –

Free People London Opaque Tights – $12 –

Fluorescent Ankle Leggings – $23 –

BLOWFISH Harnett Boot Black Canvas – $28 –

Blowfish Runner – $49 –

H&M Boots – $39 (£25) –

Aloe and E Textured No-Show Socks 2 PR – $12 –

Honey Stripes Mid Shoes – $60 –

Journee Collection Womens Graphic Print Rainboots – $35 –

8. A fancy umbrella. To protect your from the Autumn rains, occasional sleet and winds of course.

Felix Rey Singing In the Rain Clear Umbrella – $49 –

9. Tech. Accessories. You’ve gone completely wireless in this completely digital age, now protect your investments while you show them off in style.

Branded Alley Ipad Case – $20 –

Composition Notebook Ipad Folio – $85 –

BlueLounge Bonobo iPad & Laptop Sleeve – $45 –

ALDO Hintson iPad-friendly accessories – $30 –

ALDO Hintson – $30 –

10. Fashion accessories. Neon colours are in right now and for those who would rather indulge on a modest level, make your fashion statement(s) with your accessories instead.

Asos Neon Plastic Hoop Earrings – $5.11 –

Neon Animal 3-Pack Shortie – $3.95 –

Carole Braided Neon Headband – $8 –

Neon and On Rings – $12 –

FULL TILT 5 Piece Neon Glitter Jelly Bracelets – $1.97 –

Emi-Jay ‘Neon’ Hair Ties (3-Pack) – $6.50 –

Neon Wrap Watch – $20 –

Asos Ladybug Toe Cap Neon Ballet Flats – $22 –

Neon Tribal Drawstring – $9.99 –

Yes Please Neon Boyshort – $3.50 –

Juicy Couture Pop Pyramid Gelli iPhone Case – $38 –

4pk Neon Glitter Headbands – $9.50 – (Free shipping on any order over $25. Use Code 25SSYDE see website for complete details)

Neon Triangle Earrings Clip – $13 –

FULL TILT 6 Pack Neon Socks – $9.99 –

Neon Multi Skinny Bangles – $13 – (Free shipping on any order over $25. Use Code 25SSYDE see website for complete details)

3 Rocker Skinny Belts – $11 –

Happy stylin’


Photo Credit: Polyvore


















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