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Get your wardrobe ready for college

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It’s officially time to go back to school, and you’ve got enough to think about without  worrying about what’s in your fall wardrobe! We have hundreds of cost-effective pre-owned pieces that you can style in thousands of ways whilst staying completely on-trend - perfect for a closet full of new looks for the new semester.

‘Free period’ is pretty much over, so we’ve got some style looks you may want to try for your new year at college or university.  We’re loving including some preppy skirts, cheery dresses, funky kicks, and edgy tops into your wardrobe repertoire. 

skirt with suspenders

Starting off with a “scholarly yet stylish” look for your first day in the classroom / lecture hall. What better than a black pinafore skirt and fun patterned top.  What we love about the skirt is the wide pleats which really give it shape (great for a variety of body shapes, from straight to pear), plus the fun school-uniform-inspired braces. We’ve chosen a long-sleeved, collared top - the green and black lace is a fun colour combination but a cute yet elegant look. We love this look with a pair of flat ankle boots with funky gold chain detail, the flat heels are important for walking around campus all day! And now for the most important part of a college outfit - a bag big enough for carrying all your college essentials, and we’ve selected this DKNY multi-strap bag, big enough for your tablet and notebooks and all your gorgeous new stationary. 

Another way to wear this pinafore skirt later in the year, would be paired with a bright white slogan / statement t-shirt and some sharp white sneakers. Throw on a brightly coloured cross-body satchel bag to keep the preppy look strong.

leather pants

If you get chilly in the AC even though it’s still summer outside, we suggest slipping into some faux-leather pants. We love these olive-green ones currently in stock at RETOLD, which we’ve paired with a fun white blouse with a furry front detail keeping things playful. We’ve kept things matchy-matchy with a pair of white sneakers by Tommy Hilfiger and a very chic olive-green handbag by DVF.  

The sneakers are 100% a wardrobe staple - they are so versatile and can be paired with a whole variety of different outfits from bright summer looks to warm winter ones, but will always keep you comfortable. Make sure you protect your white sneakers though, we always suggest investing in a leather or suede protector spray.

wrap skirt

Do you prefer a more upbeat start to the semester wardrobe? We absolutely LOVE this crazy-cheerful wrap skirt with statement print that will brighten anyone’s day! We’ve picked out a casual yellow tee to partner with this wrap skirt; the green and yellow leaf print could be paired with white or any spectrum of green. This bright green handbag adds an extra layer of colour to affirm the statement bold look and the bag is the perfect size for carrying your tablet, notebook and other essentials without weighing you down. And if you are brave enough to wear this eye-catching outfit, we’ve chosen a gorgeous pair of cute and classy white peep-toe heels.

wide pants

College calls for something cute and cozy. 

We love a white crew neck top with ditty pattern (we’ve currently got several in stock - come and take your pick) paired up with bright yellow cropped palazzo pants keeping the outfit super comfortable, but super stylish. The addition of a Marc Jacobs yellow handbag keeps things chic, along with these seriously on-trend white and gold Salamander slip ons, and you won’t believe the price. 


If you’re in the market for a backpack - the RETOLD team’s pick of the week is a double strap shoulder bag by LaLa Queen. Completely on-trend at the moment, and totally on-point for preppy, functional back to college!

These are just a few combinations; the RETOLD Boutique has thousands of items that can surely spice up anyone’s wardrobe.  

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