I’ll be the first to admit that I was more than thrilled to put my days as a student behind me in favor of life as a working adult. There are many things I don’t miss about going to school (the exams, the all-night study sessions, and the homework, just to name a few), but the one thing I do actually miss is going back-to-school shopping. There’s nothing like the thrill of purchasing a new backpack, shirt, pants, or even a notebook to get me excited for the new season ahead.
Student or not, there’s no better time to stock up on some fresh pieces than in the coming weeks before September arrives. Even if you didn’t have the luxury of a three-month summer break and don’t necessarily have a first day of school to look forward to, there’s still something to be said about heading into the fall with a fresh wardrobe and renewed sense of purpose. With that in mind, we put together the below roundup of affordable and stylish pieces from our Who What Wear collection at Target that will have you looking and feeling your best to go back to work, school, or just life. Keep reading to see how fashion girls are wearing the pieces and then shop each one for under $50.