Discovering your unique style in the hectic university environment is a liberating experience. School is just one of the many places you can express yourself via clothing. If you want to be noticed and feel confident in yourself, you need to know how you can express your style this back-to-school season.
Let’s explore how you can freely express your individuality with trending Gen Z aesthetics even within your school's dress code.
Generation Z, often referred to as Gen Z, are individuals born between the late 1990s and early 2010s. As with any generation, Gen Zs and their aesthetics are well on the rise in the age of social media.
Their aesthetic culture can be defined as a “mood”. It’s their way to appreciate beauty through embodying a persona, character, or taste in style. Whether it's through music, design, or fashion choices, the younger generation knows how to express themselves well through aesthetics.
Tips to Mastering Your Aesthetic at School
If you’re one of the few who still have no clue about what aesthetic you want to embody this school year, here are some tips on how you can express your style well at school.
Know your aesthetic
Familiarize yourself with the key elements and visual cues of the aesthetic you want to achieve. Research fashion inspiration, trends, and iconic accessories associated with that style.
Trending aesthetics include light and dark academia, vintage, minimalist, and more. Use those aesthetics as your inspiration in building your unique style or choosing school accessories to go with your uniform.
Choose school accessories to match your aesthetic
Accessorizing is a great way to enhance and complete your school style. When picking school accessories, make sure to match them with the aesthetic you're aiming for. A cohesive school look relies on colors, materials, and styles commonly associated with the aesthetic.
For instance, complete an academia-inspired look with sleek laptop sleeves or a dark-colored laptop bag, a classic journal notebook, and a fountain pen to match the bookish vibe. For those who want to stick to the minimalist trend, choose neutral-colored items such as water bottle bags, notebooks, and organizers.
Focus on key pieces
Identify the essential pieces that define your chosen school aesthetic and make those items the focal point of your overall outfit. Bags are a great way to start when creating your school outfit. If you're going for an artsy aesthetic, use a canvas tote bag to carry all your school essentials and art materials.
The key pieces of your school outfit are not only limited to clothing choices. Play with a few school must-haves like pencil cases, backpacks, or writing tools to enhance your chosen aesthetic.
Play with colors, patterns, and graphics
Experiment with different color combinations, patterns, and statement graphics. By doing so, you can add visual interest to your school aesthetic while still adhering to the dress code rules. Opt for eye-catching school accessories that complement your style.
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Consider the setting
Think about the occasions or settings where you plan to showcase your aesthetic. If you are planning to wear an outfit inspired by Gen Z fashion trends at school, consider the dress code and policies.
Start familiarizing yourself with your school's dress code policies. Take note of the dos and don’ts, clothing length limitations, and appropriate dress attire examples. Knowing the dress code will allow you to stay within the lines while still expressing yourself.
As you embark on your style journey, remember to have fun and be confident. Let your aesthetic reflect your individuality and creativity even at school. To get useful, trendy, and cute school supplies that match your personality and style, go to SM Stationery—your one-stop shop for Back-to-School deals!