5 must-have items you need in your life to head back to campus in style in this year

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With September in full swing, the time has come to update your wardrobe with some autumn newness. You’ll only be able to pull off shorts and tanks for a few more weeks. When the temps start to drop, you’ll definitely want new fall clothing that makes you look and feel cute in the classroom and beyond.

When it comes to closet overhauls, this is definitely the season to go all out. Between coats, sweaters, boots and jeans, there’s always so much good fall fashion to shop. If, however, your budget isn’t so big that you can afford to buy everything on your wish list, rest assured you can still look fly for fall, too. The secret? Head over to Nordstrom and shop their Back to Campus edits. They have one for women, one for men and a unisex one, too.

If you still need a bit more help narrowing down your fall shopping list, we’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find the five trends that you need in your life this season. From plaid pieces to lug sole boots, these are the items that will ensure you’re one of the best dressed on campus this year.

1. Plaid

Topman Whyatt Plaid Drawstring Trousers, $32.50 (Orig. $65)

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Plaid for fall isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but these Topman Plaid Trousers are definitely standout. Don’t miss your chance to buy them for 50% off right now.

Thread & Supply Shirt Jacket, $49

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When it’s too cool to not layer, but not exactly cold enough for a coat, toss this Shirt Jacket over your crop top or mini dress.

2. Air Force 1s

Nike Air Force 1 Sneaker, $90-$95

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Air Force 1s are iconic. You can’t go wrong with all white, but this pink pair is a nice departure from the standard style you’ll see everyone else wearing.

Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LX Sneaker, $120

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There’s no doubt you’ll be fresh to death in these special edition Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LX Sneakers.

3. A Cool Backpack

Fjallraven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack, $80

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This stylish, minimalist backpack from Fjallraven comes in more than 30 colors, so you’re sure to find one you love. Bonus: it’s water-resistant, so even if you get caught in a downpour, your assignments won’t get wet.

4. Streetwear

adidas Future Icons Logo Graphic Hoodie, $60

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What’s a college coed’s wardrobe without the perfect hoodie? This adidas Graphic Hoodie is super soft and just gets better with time.

Champion Crop Reverse Weave Sweatshirt, $30.25 (Orig. $55)

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Looking for a streetwear piece that’s a little bit edgy, but also a little bit sexy? Try this Champion Crop Reverse Weave Sweatshirt. It’s currently on sale for just $30.25.

5. Lug Sole Boots

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lugged Boot, $70

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This unisex Converse Chuck Taylor All Star style is going to be everywhere this season. Score a pair for yourself in black or white.

Steve Madden Hayle Platform Chelsea Boot, $119.95

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When the weather gets cold, this Platform Chelsea Boot will keep your feet warm in style. It’s a smart investment because it’ll look just as good with jeans as it does with skirts and dresses.

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