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Back to School Advice from Our Influencers & Denim Outfit Inspo!

The first day of class is literally right around the corner, and you’re wondering what to wear. Whether you’re heading out to college and re-inventing yourself, starting high school with some new spice to your aesthetic, or just leveling-up in life while learning as you go, we can always use a lil wisdom. You know we got your back! We rounded up some of our fave #YOUinrue influencers to share their best back to school advice. From style tips to pointers on how to make your year match your vision board, they’ve got the 411 for your first day of class. Oh, and don’t forget to follow ‘em on Instagram for more day-to-day inspo! 


If we know one thing for sure, it’s that our guy Charming is always a whole mood. He’s a blogger with an iconic flair for fashion that keeps us switchin’ up the vibe for every ‘fit. It’s no wonder he’d offer this gem of back to school knowledge.

Everyone who’s heading back to school has to be bold, brave and be willing to be themselves. It can sometimes seem like it’s impossible, but this year everyone is getting a redo to start over in this new world and it’s time to be comfortable in your own shoes. Don’t box yourself in out of fear of what others may think or say. Let your light shine bright. You control your story, it’s up to you what part you play in it.”


Nikki is known for her one of a kind ‘fits, hot girl glam, and spreading good vibes all over the feed with some seriously on-trend style. Here’s her advice on the perfect back to school serve! 

“My best advice for back to school style is to let your denim stand out! Whether you’re wearing a pair of flair, distressed, or high rise, baggy straight legs – let them steal the show. Pair with subtle gold or silver jewelry and a plain tee, off the shoulder top, or Y2K style cropped hoodie. You’ll come off as chic and effortless while feeling casual. Minimal effort with maximum style.


Hey, Brooke! Our girl Brooke is a fashion killa livin’ her best life in glamorous Los Angeles, California. She’s an amaaaazing model and total gem, inspiring an entire social media community to feel unapologetically hot. As always, she gave us the tea on heading back to class and feelin’ your best.

“Heading back to school is exciting, and nerve-racking! Make sure you stack your wardrobe with clothes you feel confident and like YOU in. Show off your style and never dim your shine, the year is bound to be yours!” 


Of course we had to hit up Cristina for her back to school tips. She lives in sunny San Diego and creates some seriously cute fashion content for the ‘gram. We’re obsessed with her sleek, forever-relevant style, so naturally we knew she’d have some sage wisdom to share with us! 

Jeans are always going to be a staple item in every wardrobe. They’re so versatile because you can dress them down in a casual outfit, or dress them up depending on your mood. My advice for those who are going back to school would be to find a great pair of jeans that are going to make you feel comfortable and confident throughout the school year.”


Kelly has amazing star power and an eye for style that we envy! Her heart belongs to mom jeans, and we get it girl! 

“I LIVE in mom jeans. I think they look super cute and flattering on everyone. I love pairing them with a basic tee or crop top. I don’t have to spend too much time thinking about my outfit when there’s already so much to deal with this time of year. A cute pair of jeans keep it easy, fun, and make me feel confident.”


Last but certainly not least: the oh-so iconic Breana is a must-follow style blogger who’s always clueing us in on how to rock your personal edge with the newest, hottest trends. From her top notch fashion sense to lifestyle inspo, Breana is a stand-out in the style community. When it comes to curating your school vibe this school year, we figured she’d know just what to say.

“Happy Back to School! My best piece of advice is to get into a routine! Take the time to figure out what works best for YOU. Are you an early riser? Maybe reading those assigned chapters is best left to those quiet early hours. Needing some extra support in a certain subject area? Try to find a lunchtime study partner to compare notes. Be honest with yourself about what’s working and what isn’t – make adjustments as often as necessary to set yourself up for success!”

What’s your most tried-and-true back to school advice? Leave your wisdom in the comments below! As always, keep sharing your back to school style on Instagram using #YOUinrue and don’t forget to tag us @rue21

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