4 Super Stylish Ways To Step Up Your School Style In 2016

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With the school semester coming to a close and 2016 quickly approaching, you’re probably starting to write down all of your school, sports, and relationship goals and resolutions for the New Year. Maybe you’re striving to get straight A’s next semester or maybe you’re trying to work towards making the softball team, but what about your style resolutions?

When it comes to dressing for school, many of us are used to just grabbing the closest sweatshirt and sweatpants and calling it day. In the New Year, we challenge you to ditch this habit and make it a point to step up your style.

Here are four pieces you should pick up on your next shopping spree that will help you to easily amp up your wardrobe and maybe even get voted “Best Dressed” in your yearbook in 2016!

Kick off your shopping trip by getting a killer pair of shoes.

Nothing can make you look better than a poppin’ pair of kicks. Investing in a new pair of chic sneakers, booties, or flats is an easy way to put a stylish twist on even the most casual ensemble.

Treat yourself to a trendy bag.

With so many textbooks and binders to carry around at school, a sturdy bag isn’t an option…it’s a necessity! But, who says that sturdy bag can’t be fashionable? Whether it’s a belted backpack or a large pastel tote, a cute schoolbag can make any outfit look new and trendy.

Snag a few pieces of statement jewelry.

Necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are a quick and inexpensive way to add some flair to your wardrobe. A detailed necklace or chunky bracelet can instantly turn a plain white tee and jeans into a memorable #OOTD look.

Pick up a pair of printed jeans.

From Monday to Friday, jeans are a staple in all of our outfits because they’re comfy and go with just about everything. Instead of rocking your go-to pair of blue jeans all the time next semester, shake it up and go for a pair of printed denim. From polka-dots to stripes, printed jeans come in a wide variety of styles and will make your whole look just a little bit more unique.

Olivia is the founder and editor-in-chief of Thrifty Minor. In addition, Olivia serves as a Teen Diaries Teen Reporter and Her Campus High School Ambassador. When she's not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest issue of Seventeen or binge-watching episodes of Empire. You can follow Olivia on Twitter and Instagram at @thriftyolivia!