Business in the front, party in the back. Don’t worry girls (and guys); we’re not going Mohawk on you. Back to school brings excitement about reuniting with friends and, of course, enjoying the Miami fashion scene (duh). But, don’t forget your classes! While dressing like Miley Cyrus may be okay for the Grove**, you can have fun with fashion without forcing your professor—and the rest of campus—to see more than should meet the eye. Take notes from Alexander Wang and Nina Ricci; there is nothing hotter in fashion than a little back action. Whether it is a jacket with some spinal design, a dress with some back drapage, or a black tank with a sweet bow that shows a bit of skin, the options are endless with this trend. Pair any of these with some dark denim and cute sandals as the perfect style to wear to class. Stay classy girls – keep it in the back.
For those looking to stomp back to style, you can take a page from the book at NYFW. The second our eyes saw Saint Laurent’s one of-a-kind, price upon request boots, we started drooling. A pair of boots like these is the most wanted shoe of the season. It perfectly pairs with absolutely any denim or a cute feminine dress for more of a flirty rocker look. But if you don’t want to dish out some serious cash for this fab fashion, we’re sure the copycats will be creep out soon enough. (We’re looking at you Forever 21!)
And if you thought the colorblocking trend was over, you thought wrong. It’s been reincarnated in the form of something every schoolgirl spends hours poring over – the backpack. We all need that perfect, fashionable way to carry some heavy books to class. This is where Meredith Wendell backpack steps in to save the day. Oh so satin to the touch, with playful pops of color, this backpack is a final scream of fun when class is feeling dull on sweltering Miami days. And whoever said fashionistas aren’t resourceful never saw the features on this baby – resilient nylon, a zip pocket and a three pocket interior. Seriously, did some sort of car genius design this thing? For those who say heck no to shelling out, check out Polyvore to find some equally, cute affordable pieces. It’s time for a playdate with your books.
**Note: Distraction does not encourage or condone Miley Cyrus’ fashion choices to wear to the Grove or anywhere else in our highly fashionable city of Miami.**
words_alyssa jacobson. photos_karli evans.