I remember going back to school being such a huge deal when I was younger (and still in school). I could spend hours deliberating over the perfect outfit, mixing and matching and trying things on until my room looked like the aftermath of Hurricane Jenini. My mother loved that. But I digress, and after the first day of school you’re still trying to portray the new, improved THIS YEAR you.

This outfit is great for a chic back to school look. Layer a basic cardi over a more statement buttondown top, which is made more sophisticated by tucking into high waisted shorts, all topped off with a pair of adorable ruffle socks and a cute bowler hat, this look is so simple to pull off! Pair with a pop color bag for your books, and a pair of cute little lace up wedges, and you’ve got an outfit to envy.

Ashley models this look, shot by the lovely Mari, editedby our fave pants model Matt, and styled by me!