After two years of endless classes on Zoom, schools are finally reopening their doors for on-site classes. Yay, you’ll get to see *actual* people this time!
The not-so-great news: You’re drawing a blank on your next OOTD. It’s been so long since you went out for anything other than groceries, and even then, you just settled on throwing a hoodie over your pambahay. If you feel like you have “nothing to wear,” your wardrobe probably needs some updating. We’re not talking about a complete closet overhaul (RIP student budget), but rather a simple revamp to refresh key fashion pieces.
Not sure where to begin? Take some style inspo from Belle Mariano, the queen of simple yet fashion-forward outfits. She has a ton of cop-worthy OOTDs, but we compiled a list of 12 wardrobe staples we spotted on her to make things extra easy for you. Check them out below!
12 Back-to-School Wardrobe Staples, as Seen on Belle Mariano
1. Crop Top
Crop tops are cute, playful, and versatile all at once.
2. Tank Top
Simple and presko, tank tops are practically made for unair-conditioned classes.
3. Plain Shirt
Belle’s style tip: Wear a plain shirt under a skimpy dress to make it more appropriate for school.
Remember that time you had no “smart casual” clothes to wear for a last-minute presentation? Yeah, that’s exactly why we suggest investing in a good blazer.
5. Denim Jacket
A denim jacket goes well with nearly everything, but Belle uses it to toughen up a bubbly dress.
6. Printed Dress
A super pretty dress like Belle’s is an effortless way to look put-together even after an all-nighter.
7. Denim Shorts
Denim shorts are perfect for any situation, from cram sessions at the library to impromptu bar hangouts.
Whether or not you’re a student, a flattering pair of jeans should always have a spot in your closet.
9. Mini Skirt
When you’re feeling extra kikay, swap out your usual sweatpants for an adorable mini skirt.
Running late to an 8 a.m. class? A trusty pair of slides will save the day!
11. Nude Heels
As Belle demonstrates, nude heels can instantly elevate an outfit and make you look taller.
Sneakers are every student’s BFF for a reason: They're comfy, practical, and timeless.
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