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B Is For Back-to-School Shopping: 12 Staples You Need Now

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Dorm-life reality check: the closet space situation isn't exactly ideal, but you probably already knew that. This calls for a wardrobe reevaluation, and if you know what to shop for and how to maximize the versatility of these stylishly academia-chic pieces, then you'll be in good shape. Take the go-to schoolboy blazer. It's not just for wearing on presentation days; it's a slick layering staple that provides a much-needed dash of polish to your printed maxi dress or jeans uniform. Or, how about your everyday flats? You most definitely need them, but this semester, breathe new life into your footwear via a cool tasseled oxford loafer. From slouchy textured knits and a classic striped t-shirt to a silky day-to-night shirtdress (consider it the college-modified LBD), we've handpicked the 12 back-to-school essentials that will earn you an A in styling.

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