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Great Looks for the First Day

Ready for the first day of school? We’ve done all the homework and found these four great back-to-school looks.

The first day of school is coming quickly! What comes to mind? Are you nervous? Excited? Both?

With school starting, it’s time to wake up early, put the phones down, and pick up the books. But it’s not going to feel like the start of a new school year without Back to School shoe shopping! It’s time to put your best foot forward in a brand new look: new clothes for a new year.

While mom and dad stick to the school supplies list for folders, notebooks, and pencils, you get to pick what you’ll be wearing. And with these awesome outfit ideas, it’ll be a breeze to get mom and dad on board, too! Show up with these sneakers to express your aesthetic – whether that’s making a big statement or keeping it classic

Need some help deciding what to wear on the first day of classes? We did a little research while you were on summer vacation and found a few styles you may see in the halls this year.

Ready to start learning a little early?

Look 1: Denim-on-Denim

Skinny jeans, ripped jeans, or mom jeans: you can’t go wrong with any of these denim staples. Up the ante with a denim jacket or chambray shirt, with a similar wash to your jeans. Then, finish the look with a contrasting sneaker like these white mono Vans.

Not only do white sneakers look incredible with layered denim, they are super versatile. Try wearing them with running shorts, summer dresses, or khakis. There’s truly no outfit a white sneaker won’t complement.

Look 2: Pop of Neon

Let your outfit make a fresh statement with a pop of color! Neon can be featured in more than one piece that you wear – it’s all about the right balance. Try a neon top with black bottoms and neon shoes, or standout with one neon color paired with softer, pastel tones.

Nike’s Air Max gives you that pop of color, confidence and comfort! Walk the halls with a little air in your step and then spring into action during gym class. With this stylish yet comfortable shoe you’ll be ready for anything the day brings.

Look 3: Floral and Sneakers

Keep the summer vibes going with floral prints! With a simple change of accessories, like swapping that beach bag for a backpack, a floral look can go from the beach to the bleachers. The variety of colors in the pattern allows you to choose from nearly infinite pairing possibilities.

Strike the right chord for the school day by pairing your floral favorites with canvas sneakers. For no-fuss color pairing, try these grey casual sneakers. This subtle color tone allows you to mix and match with any botanical outfit, creating a worry-free outfit and giving you more time to study.

Look 4: Edgy Classics for Girls

The purrrfect back to school look doesn’t need to be complicated. Paired with the right shoes, a classic cotton dress can go from simple to sensational effortlessly.

We love a fierce moment, and these leopard print sneakers add the perfect touch of sass to any outfit. Strut a fresh look on the first day with a leopard print sneaker. With a subtle platform sole that amps up any look, you’re sure to give your confidence a boost.

A new school year means you can start fresh and have fun, so why not merge comfort and style? With Shoe Carnival, it is possible to have it all… happy feet and a trendy look.

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