It's officially August, which means you've finally given up on your summer body and Target is filled with 18-year-old girls fighting over twin XL sheets with their moms. In other words, it's back to school time. Back to school means many things, such as the end of joy return to some minimal responsibilities (look, if you're in college, don't even whine to me about how hard your classes are. Talk to me when you have to decide between a 401K and an IRA). To others, the back to school season is the reveal of a carefully orchestrated glow-up that took months of secret planning. But nothing can ruin your meticulously crafted New (School) Year, New Me persona than a fashion fuck-up. Here are a few things you definitely shouldn't wear this year, because they're just socially unacceptable at this point.
3. Printed (Non-Workout) Leggings Now that people sell ugly cotton printed leggings out of their homes (see: MLM), printed leggings are cancelled. I mean, they've been on their way out for a while, but once they started being sold like Tupperware at a house party, their fate was sealed. Obvi, you can still wear printed leggings to the gym (or to Chipotle, as long as it's a solid athleisure outfit and not leggings and a sweater or some shit). 4. Riding Boots You do not need to be wearing anything that is inspired by equestrian equipment to the library. There's just no way around it. I don't even like the fact that there's probably an outfit that incorporates these on my style Pinboard from 2011, so I really can't imagine actually wearing them.