Shopbop's Elle Strauss Dishes On Her 10 College Staples

School is well underway, and if you're feeling underprepared for the new semester (you knew you should have brushed up on your Lacan this summer!), you're not alone. But if it's your closet that's more lacking than your proficiency in stats, we've got a little cheat sheet provided by one of your favorite e-commerce sites, Shopbop.
Just for students, the special Shopbop page has a specially curated selection of gear for college ladies including casual day-to-night staples, versatile outerwear, roomy bags, and shoes you'll be able to walk in all day and elicit compliments in. Shopbop's partnered with CollegeFashionista to showcase campus style from around the country on a pretty awesome blog chock-full of real-life inspiration, new merchandise, and style thoughts from Shopbop's style director, Elle Strauss, who also shared with us her 10 picks for the new semester (nearly all ring in under $100!).
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1 of 10
“Literally the best price for the most convincing non-leather leather pants out there!”

Blank Denim Vegan Leather Skinny Pants, $98, available at Shopbop.
2 of 10
"I love the idea of a delicate bracelet arm party, but also the simplicity of a tiny bracelet worn alone — so effortless!"

Gorjana Star Bracelet, $38, available at Shopbop.
3 of 10
“Every girl needs a leopard print dress in their closet, and at $40, you have no excuse!

Glamourous “Leopards Are Sexy” Dress, $40, available at Shopbop.
4 of 10
“Loafers never go out of style and look great with everything from overalls to your favorite pair of skinnies.”


Jeffrey Campbell Tassel Loafers, $140, available at Shopbop.
5 of 10
“Channel your inner Alexa Chung with these super-cool overalls. For extra style points: Pair with a cable-knit sweater.”

Knot Sisters Overalls, $81, available at Shopbop.
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6 of 10
“Cute and practical — with all those books you'll be cramming into it, you'll need something that will last!”

Fjallraven Backpack, $75, available at Shopbop.
7 of 10
“If you only buy one sweater this season (yeah right!), then make it a cable knit. It's the coziest and trendiest knit for fall.”


BB Dakota Sweater, $68. available at Shopbop.
8 of 10
“A chic classic shoe that pairs well with your 'non-leather' leather pants for an instant night-out look.”


Boutique 9 Kitten Heel Pumps, $130, available at Shopbop.
9 of 10
“A timeless and versatile classic. Throw over everything from a button-down to a cool rocker tee.”


BB Dakota Cropped Blazer, $98, available at Shopbop.
10 of 10
 “Simple, chic, and a little rock and roll. Try it in sapphire blue for an update on black.”

Rebecca Minkoff Pouch with Studs, $95, available at Shopbop.
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