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Plus Size Fashion: 3 Stylish Back-to-School Outfit Ideas


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It’s that time of year again – summer is coming to an end and the fall semester is right around the corner. So, it’s time to say goodbye to swimsuits and shorts and say hello to cardigans and boots!

The beginning of the fall semester is all about combining your summer and fall wardrobe seamlessly as the weather begins to change. The first few weeks, however, are a bit of a challenge since it’s not exactly summer, but it’s not quite fall yet either.

However, we’ve got you covered with three plus-size back-to-school outfit ideas for you to rock on your first week back:

Outfit #1

Bold classic outfit set
Shirt, Jeans, Bracelet,Shoes, Rings

If you’re looking to make a statement on your first day of class, then this is the outfit for you! With a pair of black and white vertical-striped skinny jeans and a black high-low top you’re sure to turn heads when you walk into any classroom. Although bold in concept, this look sticks to the classic (and trendy) color combination of black and white, while the rings, bracelet, and studded booties give it an edgy touch.

Outfit #2

Geometric print dress plus size fashion
Dress, Sandals, Backpack, Rings, Nail Polish

If you’re not ready to let go of your summer wardrobe just yet, this on-trend mixed geometric print dress can help you transition into the fall weather. (Investing in the activewear shorts I spoke about in an earlier plus-size fashion post would be smart in order to avoid a wind mishap!) Sandals are a summer staple and since the weather hasn’t changed too much during this time, you can easily wear them for the first few weeks of classes.

The brown and green backpack not only matches this dress, but is likely to match almost any outfit you pair it with this semester. Add a splash of beige nail polish and some stacked rings, and not only will you be heading to class in style, but the light color of the polish will disguise any chips! (Who has time to do their nails during the first week?)

Outfit #3

Casual but professional outfit set
Shirt, Jeans, Shoes, Bag, Ring

First impressions matter and if you’re on the hunt for a casual outfit that can be work-appropriate as well, look no further. The printed blouse really makes the outfit and the three-quarter sleeves are perfect for those cold classrooms – you won’t have to worry about bringing a cardigan to cover up! The oxford shoes keep the air of professionalism, but are also a comfy and stylish choice for walking from class to class.

Since the first few days of class are usually pretty lenient, a small bag is ideal for carrying the essentials: your wallet, cell phone, make-up, and a pen/pencil pouch. As the semester continues, you can swap it for a bigger bag or even a backpack. For an even more work-appropriate outfit, swap the blue jeans for a pair of black pants and you’re all set!

What do you think?

Would you wear any of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like this? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on August 17, 2013 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , ,

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16 Responses to “Plus Size Fashion: 3 Stylish Back-to-School Outfit Ideas”

  1. 1
    August 17th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    are these girls seriously considered plus-size?? the world is weird…

  2. 2
    August 18th, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I hope to see more of these posts in the future. :)
    Good job!

  3. 3
    August 18th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I love how you serve to women of all sizes. I think that the outfits would look beautiful on a curvy woman. I am in love with this website by the way!!!

    Keep up the great work,

    <3 Naa

  4. 4
    August 18th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I love all of the outfits!!! Sorry, I just read the comment policy and realized that I shouldn’t put a website in the text. But this website is my holy grail :)

    <3 Naa

  5. 5
    August 18th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Loving the second outfit myself. I think big and baggy isn’t always the best for us bigger gals as it just looks sloppy and makes you look bigger. Something more tailored that accentuates your curves is so much more flattering.

  6. 6
    August 19th, 2013 at 1:23 am

    I actually already have the shirt from the first outfit saved on asos for my next paycheck! It just seems like the perfect answer to wanting to look stylish and also being cozy and comfy at school during the winter months (my uni is on a mountain). I really appreciate the plus-size specific post, I read this site religiously regardless, but it feels nice that there was a post with chic clothes that didn’t regurgitate all of the fat girl fashion rules I’m sick of reading. Sometimes I don’t want to flatter my figure, I want to wear items that are aesthetically pleasing to ME.

  7. 7
    August 19th, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Aiiih this is not plus size…

  8. 8
    August 19th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Diana, God’s Jewel — I understand how the girls pictured in these outfit sets don’t appear plus-sized but keep in mind that plus-size models are usually on the smaller side. This article is filed under plus-size fashion since the stores used for these sets: ASOS, Forever 21, and Modcloth, offer plus sizes. Thanks for commenting!

    Lori — I couldn’t agree more! The second outfit is actually one of my favorites.

  9. 9
    August 19th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    i know they just dont seem overweight or plus sized to me but i understand this is the stores’ pictures youre using hopefully this views can change in the future

  10. 10
    August 21st, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    So many cute outfits!

  11. 11
    August 24th, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I’ve seen people wear those stripe pants in outfit 1, and belive me, you have to be extremely skinny to pull those of! They might look good from the front, but they do not look good in the back…

  12. 12
    September 5th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I’m not plus size but I absolutely love love love the second outfit! Thanks so much girl! :D

  13. 13
    September 11th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I like the #2 outfit, it’s my style and I like the combination of item (the dress and sandals are my favorites). Also works for me, here in California, not sure about the east cost and other places though. …good stuff.

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