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.
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."
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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."
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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.”
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Elizabeth Holmes “Does the first day of pre-school count?”
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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)!”
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Erika Bearman “Channeling Cher Horowitz, no surprise there. I actually really miss that mini backpack.”
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Eva Chen "I'd probably wear this exact outfit today... down to the ribbons in the hair."
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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?"
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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."
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John Jannuzzi "Hooray for team sports."
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Rebecca Minkoff “I might catch on fire with the pink plastic dress.”
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