What Your Favorite Fashion Industry Insiders Wore to Go Back to School

Remember how fun it was to pick out your outfit for the first day of school? New school year, new outfit, new you, right? Click through to see what all your favorite fashion industry insiders--everyone from Eva Chen to Oscar PR Girl's Erika Bearman to Rebecca Minkoff to DKNY PR Girl Aliza Licht--wore to go back to school--and shop the updated look for today.
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Remember how fun it was to pick out your outfit for the first day of school? New school year, new outfit, new you, right? Click through to see what all your favorite fashion industry insiders--everyone from Eva Chen to Oscar PR Girl's Erika Bearman to Rebecca Minkoff to DKNY PR Girl Aliza Licht--wore to go back to school--and shop the updated look for today.
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Remember how fun it was to pick out your outfit for the first day of school? New school year, new outfit, new you, right?

Truth be told, we kinda miss it. We miss shopping for that perfect outfit, the one that was going to impress all your friends and make your crush effing SWOON. So we asked some of our favorite industry personalities--from Eva Chen to Oscar PR Girl's Erika Bearman to Rebecca Minkoff to DKNY PR Girl Aliza Licht (and of course the entire team here at Fashionista)--to dig through their childhood photo albums and scan us their back to school outfits. The outfits were so cute we'd wear (almost) all of them today--with a few tweaks of course.

Click through to see what all your favorite fashion industry insiders wore to go back to school--and shop the updated look for today.

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Leah Chernikoff "This was my first day of first grade outfit. (Lafayette Elementary School in Washington, DC represent!) I was so nervous! But at least I had the prescience to know that Marc Jacobs would be making Mickey Mouse cool 25 years later."

Top: Marc Jacobs, $384 Jeans: Rebecca Minkoff, $118 Shoes: Nike, $150 Bag: Herschel Supply Co., $90

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Aliza Licht "Here's me at age three with my Grandma Hilda. She made my first day of school dress! Fashion is definitely in the blood."

Dress: RED Valentino, $243 Barrette: PLUIE, $66 Shoes: Valentino, $845

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Cannon Hodge “This was taken a few weeks before I started kindergarten. They had to special order my uniform because I was a 3-toddler.”

Overalls: Topshop, $116 Jacket: Laveer, $149

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Elizabeth Holmes “Does the first day of pre-school count?”

Jacket: J. Crew, $45 Skirt: PJK Patterson J. Kincaid, $124.60 Shoes: Ancient Greek Sandals, $215

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Erica Domesek “What you know about a perm, florals, an oversized hat and construction paper ears for a little school play. Oh, and that's a multi-colored Swatch if you look closely (DIY Mouse nose & whiskers added bonus)!”

Dress: ASOS, $30.38 Watch: Swatch, $60 Bag: Saint Laurent, $1,995

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Erika Bearman “Channeling Cher Horowitz, no surprise there. I actually really miss that mini backpack.”

Top: M.Patmos, $595 Skirt: Miss Wu, $595 Bag: B Brian Atwood, $350 Shoes: Bass, $89

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Eva Chen "I'd probably wear this exact outfit today... down to the ribbons in the hair."

Dress: girl. by Band of Outsiders, $415 Bag: Miu Miu, $570

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Nora Crotty "This was my first day of 3rd grade--a pretty classic look with the pleated skirt and solid tee. Slip on sneaks were totally my thing in elementary school (later in the year I started wearing one red and one blue together). Today, I'd probably update the look with some sleek pointy flats. Prada, what the heck?"

Top: Club Monaco, $39.50 Skirt: Brooks Brothers, $49.25 Backpack: Madewell, $248 Shoes: Prada, $650

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Tyler McCall "My mom (pictured here) worked at my elementary school so obvi all my teachers loved me. There's a strong Little House on the Prairie Vibe going on here so I'd probably ditch the giant hair bow for something a little more edgy."

Dress: Adam Lippes, $890 Hair pins: Biscuit Home, $65 Shoes: Zara, $49.90

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Hayley Phelan

Top: Current/Elliott, $178 Dress: Need Supply Co., $58

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John Jannuzzi "Hooray for team sports."

Top: Forever 21, $9.80 Hat: Karl Lagerfeld, $59 Pants: By Chance, $220 Shoes: Saint Laurent, $645

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Dhani Mau

Dress: Orla Kiely, $263.27 Socks: Madewell, $19.50 Shoes: Topshop, $56

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Rebecca Minkoff “I might catch on fire with the pink plastic dress.”

Dress: Chloé, $568.57 Shoes: Repetto, $317.28

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Cheryl Wischhover

Dress: Derek Lam, $740 Shoes: Veronique Branquinho, $345

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Lauren Sherman

Overalls: ASOS, $42.19 Top: Comme des Garçons, $185 Shoes: Superga, $65

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Kibwe Chase-Marshall

Top: Nico, $301.29 Trousers: Stella McCartney, $291.91 Shoes: Vince, $295

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Contessa Schexnayder

Dress: McQ by Alexander McQueen, $235 Shoes: Marni, $680 Bag: Proenza Schouler, $1,325

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