It's Official — Instagram Loves The "Back To School" Look

There's a certain eerie feeling that hits come August. Whether you're 13 or 30, that "summer is ending" vibe is inevitable, even if you no longer get the luxury of a summer break (even though not much changes during the seasonal transition once you've entered the workforce). While we don't have to physically worry about heading back to school, we're still inundated with giant cardboard signs advertising pencils and clothing discounts. But there's something to be said for that nostalgic back to school feel. After all, the arrival of fall meant one of our favorite activities: back to school shopping.
Thankfully, we're not beholden to skirt lengths that stretch to the tips our fingers or the preppy cardigans from the days of our past, but we can still fantasize about putting together the perfect back to school look. Oddly enough, with plaid, tweed, and sweaters tied 'round the neck emerging as strong contenders for fall's major fashion trends, Instagram has proven to be an inspiration for just that. One scroll through your feed and it feels like you've stepped into a twilight zone of cool Gossip Girl prep mixed with indie designer chic. From knee socks paired with suit sets to chunky sweaters mixed with mini skirts, school-girl style is indeed back. Just a coincidence or perfect timing? Either way, we've got you covered with 13 BTS-inspired trends and shopping to match. *Bell rings*
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