It’s always exciting to stock up on back-to-school supplies — gotta grab those no. 2 pencils and a fresh supply of folders! — but shopping for cute back-to-school outfits is even more of a thrill. The best back-to-school styles are just as much about must-have accessories as they are the clothing!

From functional pieces that you’ll rely on for everyday use to stylish accessories that add a little something extra to your back to class swag, check out our list of head-turning pieces that you’ll want to grab before your first homeroom!

Our Favorite Back-to-School Styles

1. Convertible Backpacks

Finding a bag that perfectly pairs the fashion and function you’ve been craving is no small feat, but a sleek and spacious convertible backpack is the ideal solution. You won’t have to worry about weighing down the look of your cute back-to-school outfit when you grab one of these gorgeous, vegan leather bags that easily transition into tote bags.

Cute, pink backpack Cute, brown backpack Cute, gray backpack

With features like detachable straps, interior, and exterior pockets, and sturdy zipper features, these boutique backpacks make it easy to keep all of your school day essentials organized and your style totally on point.

2. Simple Monogrammed Necklaces

Initial necklaces are the epitome of classic feminine style. We adore the simplicity of monogrammed necklaces and the sweet edge that they add to our favorite ensembles. These pieces are ideal for girls looking for back-to-school styles that are easy to wear with just about anything in your closet. From dressed down leggings and sweaters to skinny jeans and crop tops, delicate initial necklaces offer a sweet touch to your cute back-to-school outfits without seeming like too much.

Gold, letter “A” initial necklace Silver, letter 'B' initial necklace

Opt for a small, delicate piece initial in silver or gold for a subtle touch of glamour everyday or make your look into more of a fashion statement with an oversized monogrammed necklace and some fun hoop earrings.

3. Printed Knotted Headbands

For those days when you hit snooze just one too many times and don’t have enough time to style your hair, knotted headbands are not only a super cute option but a clever way to make a bad hair day look flawless. This school year, we can’t wait to rock our new collection of printed knotted headbands as part of our back-to-school style!

Brown, leopard knotted fabric headband Pink, leopard knotted fabric headband Brown and yellow leopard knotted fabric headband

These hair accessories look fantastic with all of our cute back-to-school outfits, including jersey dresses and cardigans, denim, slouchy tops, and more! These styles look fantastic with every type of hair, worn up or down! Whether you love some feminine and bright polka dots or prefer a bit of sassy animal print, incorporating these comfortable and chic headbands into your collection is both a practical and stylish choice!

4. Modern Stone Earrings

Adding some interesting texture and unique design elements to your cute jewelry collection is the perfect way to stand out at school this fall. In a departure from more traditional back-to-school styles, stone-infused earrings offer a unique embellishment to your outfits that feel a bit bohemian and very modern.

Gold and turquoise stud earrings Gold and turquoise hoop earrings Black and gray speckled dangle earrings

Choose fashion earrings like simple studs that pair precious stones like turquoise with silver or more statement teardrop designs that complement your cute back-to-school outfits!

5. Chic Readers

Squinting while trying to read the teacher’s notes (or the text you just got from the cute guy in your math class!), isn’t a good look. If you are looking for some super cute glasses to ensure that you can stay on top of all of that reading material, a pair of fashionable frames (like contemporary Izipizi frames!) are a modern interpretation of retro styles that feels fresh and super fun to wear. Why not be a little bold by accenting your cute back-to-school outfits with chic reading glasses and be the best dressed in the library this year?

6. Contemporary Watches With a Twist

We’ll admit that we are guilty of relying on our phones to tell the time, but nothing is more of a quintessential back-to-school style than a wristwatch. We love that a modern watch can easily be functional and super fashionable! Whether you want a more subtle design or something a bit more fun, browsing cute designs that will look good with your entire wardrobe is a great way to accessorize smartly.

Some of our favorite cute back-to-school outfits look a little bit elegant and scholarly when we add a wristwatch. From classic black leather to colorful detailing, there are plenty of affordable and chic designs that will add that little something extra to your back-to-school lookbook!

Woman wearing black dress models cute back-to-school outfit with brown belt Woman wearing blue dress models cute back-to-school outfit with brown belt

7. Skinny Wrap Belt

Cute belts that help break up the proportions of your favorite back-to-school styles are a must-have this year! We’re loving the versatility of wrap belts that can be worn so many different ways to complement your sense of style. Chic skinny leather wrap belts are especially on-trend and can be knotted or tied in a bow for a more feminine finish.

To achieve this trendy look, style your cute back-to-school outfits that are less form-fitting, such as skater dresses or tunics, with a wrap belt for an ultra-flattering finish. Choose a classic shade like black or camel for a more laid back look or brighten things up in a rich shade like burgundy for something a little different.

Discover the Best back-to-school Accessories

At lou lou boutiques, we are constantly adding new styles and accessories including those that are perfect for your cute back-to-school outfits! Be sure to keep checking our New Arrivals page to explore the latest and greatest pieces that will help you have the best — and most stylish — school year ever!

August 16, 2019 — Tara Wegdam

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