Back to School Platforms

The Best Shoes for Back to School

As the days get shorter it’s time to think about what you need for back to school.  Of course there are the usual items - pens, pencils, highlighters and notebooks, but more importantly what are you going to wear?  This year’s back to school trends include several must have items for your closet, beginning with the 70s inspired, crochet dress or vest.  It’s so easy to style a granny square pattern with a classic black leather women’s ankle boot or a simple women’s oxford shoe.  Another stylish option is to head to your local thrift store and find the perfect recycled wide legged jean and matching jean jacket for a true nod to Charlies Angels.  Anything denim deserves to be showcased with a fun, platform shoe that is both comfortable and colorful.  

Whether you are headed off to college or Middle school, you are probably feeling a bit sad that Summer is over and you might be looking for a pick me up in your wardrobe choices.  There is actually a term for this exact style and it’s called “dopamine dressing”.  If you are unfamiliar with dopamine, it’s a neurotransmitter that plays a role in pleasure, motivation and learning and now that science is manifesting itself in bright, vibrant outfits that boost your mood and gets you excited about the first day of school.  There is no better mood booster than a new pair of designer sneakers, especially ones that are both comfortable and colorful.  Pairing your new sneakers with an on-trend pleated mini skirt will definitely get you noticed on that first day back to school.  This look was made famous by pop star, Britney Spears in her chart-topping, “Hit Me Baby One More Time”.  Add in a pair of over-the-ankle socks and your back to school sneaker and your outfit will be complete.  Following these back to school trends will ensure you get an “A” on your style report card.