Back to School—Look Cool with rue21

September means two things for most teens: (1) Time to head back to school, and (2) Time to stretch that summer wardrobe into fresh fall looks! Rue21 has so many hot looks to ease the transition from summer to fall.
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Dresses are a fabulous way to take your look to the next level! Maxi dresses are perfect for those long school days—and they work great for weekend wear, too! If it’s a little chilly, you can throw a sweet cardigan or crisp jean jacket over top for an outfit that will work from morning until evening. High low dresses add a little sass to your back to school wardrobe with their maxi dress-length back and shorter, knee-length front. With a high low dress you get a little bit of a more glamorous look with the casual comfort of a shorter length. When you’re choosing a dress for this transitional season, go for maxi dresses and high low dresses that have a mix of some lighter summery colors and richer darker fall colors.

Skirts are another fun way to carry your summer look into the fall season. Pair your summer t-shirts with skirts of any length to update your look! If the weather starts to turn a little cool, you can layer those shirts with a long sleeve shirt or vest to extend the look a few more weeks! Maxi skirts work well for casual or dressy looks. Maxi skirts can be paired with a dressy heel for a more formal look, or boots for a more laid back appearance. If you want to show off a little bit of your gams, check out the high low skirts! They look great with gladiator sandals while the weather is still summery or a bootie as the air takes on a chill.


Leggings can tie your whole summer-to-fall look together! Printed leggings give a solid colored skirt a POP! Whether you’re into a tribal or festive look, patterned leggings are a wonderful finishing touch! Leggings can be paired with high low skirts or dresses for an added bit of interest, under a maxi dress or skirt for warmth, or with a tunic top for a comfy casual look!


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