Few shopping seasons are as exciting as back-to-school. TBH there’s nothing better than checking off everything you need for your first day. Who doesn’t love unwrapping a package of fresh pencils, a crisp new collection of folders, a brand new backpack, and the cherry on top, upgrading your wardrobe!? With the help of Converse’s latest line-up of frames (both optical and sunglasses), we’ve curated five looks that will help you nail those first few weeks back in class.
From a retro pair of tortoise sunnies that’ll match perfectly with a pair of vintage-y jeans, to pink framed lenses that’ll look insanely cute with tennis skirts, these inspo-worthy looks show that eyewear really can be the hero of your back-to-school style.
Gettin’ Back to Business
Keep your outfit both in-class and after-school ready: An oversized blazer, a pair of wayfarers, and a convertible book bag all say, “I’m here to study,” while mid-calf cowboy boots and a hidden strappy dress are ready for after-school hangouts, too.
Bright and Preppy Perfection
Dark and stuffy academic aesthetics can move on over. We’re reviving the classic prep look along with square framed lenses. Offset a more traditional button-down sweater with bright colors and a sweet little kitten heel.
Converse All Star Glasses, from $159, eyeconic.com; & Other Stories Cardigan, $89, stories.com; Mango Pants, $60, mango.com; Lisa Says Gah Bandana Tote, $39, lisasaysgah.com; Zara Sandals, $70, zara.com
A Tennis-core Twist
We still can’t get over how versatile a pleated tennis skirt is. Pair your new pink acetate glasses with a uniform-inspired outfit worthy of your social feeds. To balance out a modest sweater vest and skirt (that’s up to dress-code length), stick with some fun accessories like embroidered tube socks and pink sneakers.
Mix-and-Match Skater Style
For the sportier crowd, channel your inner early ’00s skater girl. Play up a simple pair of round frame sunnies with pieces that stand out from the bunch. Banana embroidered Bermuda jorts? Check. Leopard print sneakers? Check. A checkered mini backpack to toss your books into? Double check!
Converse Chuck Collection Sunglasses, from $95, eyeconic.com; & Other Stories Hoodie, $69, stories.com; Bershka Shorts, $46, bershka.com; Society6 Backpack, $60, society6.com; Converse Sneakers, $70, shopbop.com
These retro-inspired tortoise frames deserve an outfit that piles on even more throwback trends without looking too campy. Borrow a few key styles like a gingham tank from the ’40s, a bandana headband from the ’90s, and the go-to sneakers of the ’80s for a look that’s totally of the moment.