TikTok-approved bottoms to rock for back-to-school season

August doesn't just mean "salt air and the rust on your door." (Sorry, Swifties.) For most gals, it's the official start of back-to-school season, hence the flood of BTS hauls on our FYPs. And this year, we're upgrading your style with a cute rotation of bottoms to take your fits from drab to fab. Here are *the* TikTok-approved pieces you need to kick off the school year in style... 

Aerie Crossover Shorts

OFFLINE by Aerie Real Me Crossover Flowy Short, $49

These shorts are so flattering for any body type. Wear them to class on a hot day, or snag one in your school's color for a game-day fit. Regardless of the occasion, these fun shorts will brighten your mood.

Abercombie 90s Relaxed Jean

&F Vintage Stretch Denim High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean, $89

There are a lot of things to love about the '90s, and fashion easily makes the top of our list. That's why we love this cute pair of Abercombie jeans. Not only do they come in several washes, but they're also customizable to comfortably fit your height and curves. So say buh-bye to all the denim drama and hello to your new go-to pair.

Aritzia Waffle Pants

Sunday Best Baby Waffle Pant, $48

Don't get us wrong—we love sweatpants. But sometimes, you need to switch out basic sweats for something with a bit more pizzazz—and these cute waffle pants are the way to go. With a basic top (or the matching waffle tee), you can head to class in clean girl style.

Halara Crossover Skirt

Everyday Cloudful Air Fabric Crossover 2-in-1 Pickleball Skirt in White, $40

This skirt from Halara understood the assignment: With a cute design and sporty silhouette, it's *the* must-have to dress up your casual look. Your new go-to for pickleball with your besties after school? We think yes. (Plus, it has built-in shorts!)

Hollister High-Rise Cargo Pants

Ultra High-Rise 3-Pocket Baggy Cargo Pants in Dark Grey, $60

If you haven't heard already, cargo pants are *so* in rn. And this pair from Hollister is TikTok's new fave bc of how comfy they are. Pair them with a cute baby tee or neutral long-sleeve, and you'll look amaze while you slay your bio exam.

Motel Rocks Wide-Leg Keans

Roomy Extra Wide Low Rise Jeans in Washed Black, $85

POV: Your crush just asked you out on a coffee date after school, and you have no clue what to wear. Enter: these jeans. Available in tons of washes, this low-rise pair adds the wow factor to any basic outfit. So while you spend the next 15 minutes texting the group chat about what top to pick, you don't have to stress about pants.

Want to prep for your first day? Check out more of our back-to-school content:
🍵 5 things to do this summer to make the back-to-school season less stressful
🍵 6 simple ways to glow up your mood before school starts
🍵 Your guide to being a great college roommate

What are you looking forward to this school year? Let us know on Twitter @girlslifemag!

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by Kukua Honny | 8/25/2023