How To Dress For School!

Today I headed over to my school, which was completely deserted since it’s now summer break. I wanted to film there, because I swear it never fails to give me some great, vibrant colors for my videos! I woke up in a real mood to dress comfy and somewhat preppy- almost “effortless”, which honestly rarely happens because I tend to stick to my casual look of a romper, high socks and black boots. Today though, I felt different.

I had this shirt from Free People that I had never worn before, after buying it off a girl from Poshmark months in advance. It had been sitting in my closet, mainly because I just never thought It was my style. It made me think of the super smart, sporty, blonde ASB girls from my high school that wore brand new Toms shoes and knew how to do french braiding, and that totally wasn’t my look. I was never like those girls. They seemed so perfect!

Despite the weird hesitation I had built up toward this shirt, I decided to give it a try. It wasn’t colorful, it wasn’t super high neck-lined and it was loose; totally not Eva.

I put it on though, and suddenly I turned into the smart, all American girl I had always been slightly jealous of in High School. Super weird, right? I suddenly wanted to wear skinny jeans and flats, just like they did. I realized that hey, I may not have scored a 32+ on my ACTS, but I sure did feel like it. I felt like I had planned prom, aced finals week and brushed my teeth four times a day. Okay that was weird… but honestly I did feel pretty put together.

Regardless, I formulated this whole outfit and the main thing I felt was comfortable! So, so comfortable. I wanted to get work done! And then I realized, It doesn’t matter who was wearing the outfit back in High School that I didn’t think I belonged in. It was what the outfit was making those girls be like. This outfit, funny as it may seem, made me want to work hard!! Maybe that’s why those girls always seemed to look like they were succeeding in legit everything.

SO, I thought this would be the perfect outfit to talk about how to dress for school. I think this is one really good outfit for class. Theres so many looks I think would be great for school, but this is just one look that really made me want to focus and work hard.

For this look I recommend:

A loose fitted blouse 

A fitted loose blouse will be breezy, comfortable and allow you to move in any position without it riding up on your curves and exposing your back when you sit in your desk. I can’t tell you how many times those forever21 tank tops have exposed the top sliver of my underwear. Plus with a blouse, you can spin in circles and it will bloom around you *laughing emoji*

High Waisted Jeans

I remember being in high school and my grandma wouldn’t let me buy bell bottom jeans because they were too low at the hip. I bought them anyways (duh), but now I totally regret it because high waisted pants are so in right now. The good thing about them is that they’ll 100% always hide your undies, so you can lean forward in your chair as much as you want- no guy is gonna see those undies. Plus, they make your butt look bigger! Woop Woop!

Leopard Flats

If you’re going to buy flats, buy leopard ones. Leopard, as a standard fashion rule, is a neutral. This means it can go with anything, which also means I can pair leopard flats with this outfit…and every other outfit I create. Talk about a good place to put your money. I went through a phase where I wore heeled boots to class every day. I felt awesome for being so tall.. but I was also like 5 minutes late to class with blisters.

A Bandana/Headband

I keep this Forever21 tribal headband in my bag so whenever I need a quick hair fix, I can throw it on and either leave my hair down or even put it in a low pony. It looks absolutely effortless and gets your hair away from your face fast!

A Colorful Bag

A lot of girls love wearing neutrals right now (A la brandy melville) but It’s always fun to add color into your wardrobe. For this neutral outfit, I added pops of color with this bag from Dailylook. Its adorable and the perfect eclectic touch!

So that is just one of my outfit ideas for school! Let me know if you want me to do a full blog post on a ton of school looks!!

Until tomorrow,


Im Wearing:

Free People Blouse

Topshop Moto Jeans

Steve Madden Leopard Flats

Dailylook Deux Lux Havana Messenger Purse

Eva Gutowski

YouTube sensation Eva Gutowski (better known as MyLifeAsEva) is a fashion, lifestyle and comedy vlogger with over 3 Million YouTube Subscribers and 5M followers across social media. Each week, Eva shares room-decorating tips, Tumblr-inspired outfits, day-in-the-life videos, and more.

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  • Love this style tho!

    • Lexxi

      Super cute!!

  • it would be so cute if you could post stuff like this more often! especially since you explain why you wore those items. 🙂

    xx, roxanne

  • evanator_123

    That outfit is so cute! I love ur style eva!

  • Jaslyn529

    I would love if u did more of these back to school outfit where u explain why u wore each piece. ????

  • haile

    I love this so much! I have always loved your style, and your tips and DIYs and tbh I basically just have always loved everything about you. I love you SO MUCH! I love you, I can’t STRESS how much I love you. okay sorry this comment was annoying LOL bye❤️

  • Hi Eva! Love your videos and this really helped ^_^ I’m such a big fan!

  • You really inspire me and the outfits I choose to wear. I love this outfit on you

  • Loved the tribal bandana! And the leopard trend going on 😉 You radiate pure joy Eva ! 🙂 Xoxo, Regina **

  • Maria Rodriguez-Arias

    This is totally amazing, and so true a simple outfit can boost your confidence so much. I have this kimono that when I wear it makes me feel confident and bold. I love this you should due more clothing idea inspirations and I love the fact how you add where your got them or where there from. Yes more please <3

  • Evanator

    Please Please PLEASE do a blog post on BTS outfits! I love your style so much!!

  • J

    I really like how this outfit was put together. Also, it just goes to show that your outfit reflects on your emotions.

  • Tawny Carter

    I love your blog Eva! You are so important to me and always make my day a whole lot better! You are one of my most favorite people in the whole world! I love this outfit and I loved how you explained why you chose it! Maybe when it gets closer to school time, you could do a school lookbook here and on youtube?

  • eva, first of all i loove love your blog! the outfit is so cute, i adore these slippers *_*
    loads of love,
    milena from

  • Marcia Shigenaga

    Hi Eva, I love all your videos and I loved your blog 😉 Love from Brazil <3

  • Beautiful and simple look. Perfect for school.

  • Hi! Eva, I love your blog! All the pictures are so good!

    XOX Emma

  • Why you are so pretty efwnjgkravewgo xoxo

  • hey this helped alot!!

  • love this one <3 i am a blogger too 🙂 nice to have you in the community

  • Angie

    Hi Eva! I wanted to thank you for this amazing post, because it inspired me to dress with more comfy clothes, and start wearing outfits that reflect my personnality, because at the end of the day, trends won’t last and you’re the one wearing the outfit, so make it more… You! Thank you❤️ Angie

  • Maren

    hey eva
    im having some problem with finding some summery accessories in shops
    would you be able to make a blog post about accessories for summer
    or beach ready outfit
    thank you so much
    keep doing what you love
    from Maren 🙂 x

  • Lauren

    I loved how you explained what you were wearing, and your outfit was perfection! Love you Eva!

  • That’s so cool that you use Poshmark, I feel like a lot of YouTubers aren’t really into buying secondhand. Do you ever sell your clothes/what’s your username? (:

    Angelina Is

  • infinityfreehugzz

    Awesome outfit! I’m starting high school and frankly, I’m getting a lot of oversized sweaters to hide in haha XD You look great in this new look! Actually, you look great in everything! Love u Eva <3

  • Goals????

  • Poppy

    Omg Eva this is my first time on your blog and I love it! Please do some more outfits I wear a uniform for school but I love your outfit ideas! xx

  • I love you sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much Eva!
    Please check my blog out, I would be honored!!
    —> <—

  • Crystal

    love the looked, so cute.
    you should totally do full blog posts on tons of school looks. love ur style 🙂

  • Emily

    Your blog posts are really good! I love your youtube vidios they make me so happy xx

  • There’s just something about being comfy at school, it makes you soooo refreshed and you WANT to actually try! I love the outfit, but I wouldn’t be allowed to wear that headband/bandanna to school, its against dress code:,(
    Loved the post!

  • JasminePatten

    goals af

  • cat

    I cant stop telling you how much I love you and your videos BTW what is your favorite store!

  • Jasmine dingwall

    could you give tips on how to look your best

  • cat

    I was soooooo bored till I started watching ur videos… love you :D!!!

  • khara

    v cute outfit! I’ll have to try it out! I wish I had another way to talk to you but sadly no Twitter 🙁
    but do some more tips about school because again sadly it is coming :((((

  • Mira Koria Barry

    Love your YouTube and blog as much 😀

  • bree-cat14

    I need more back-to-school videos!! 😉

  • faat

    Hi eva ? i really like your make up. Can u give maybe a make up tutorial and also say where yout make up comes from. My makeup is so bad that i dont even want to wear it ? sometimes is looks good but sometimes… you dont even want to know hihi. Like blush and bronzer. And foundaition, eyeshadow, concealer & that kinda stuff it goes wrong every time ?i needyour help ! Kisskiss

  • Bridget Gorder

    Eva! I love you so much! This is amazing… Do you think I should start a blog? Hugs and kisses!

  • Hey Eva!! I was wondering, can you check out MY blog? It would mean a lot. Thanks!!!!


    hey eva i love you sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much you always cheer me up when i am sad.
    I just moved to america and its so exciting to start a new school here. Can you do some more expectation vs reality videos for back to school.
    thank you
    ps: you look awesome in that outfit

  • genesis

    Please answer i’m a really big fan iv’e liked all of your photos and iv’e watched all your videos it took a while but please notice me ily soooooooooooooo much you don’t even imagine !!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

  • Alissia Panting

    I love looking at all the school outfit ideas but it sucks because I live in England an we have uniforms.Shirt,tie,trousers and a cute pair of black flats.We’re not even allowed hair accessories

  • SneakyCR tmnt

    Post everything you should and should not wear to school

  • jaden

    do you post other things to 😉

  • Danie8lla Alexis

    please post a video on fall hair and makeup!!! love those videos! Also I love the new series How to Survive High school, Can’t wait to see the Jeremey and Eva’s First date!

  • 21Jasmin Virkus

    so awesome

  • Nina Nguyen

    It is amazing

  • asma

    so so so ……….cute cute cute

  • Mivi Love

    i like May Baby moor. just kidding i love you Eva and May Baby. LOVE YOU

  • mickey

    i love the head band.

  • Drew

    This is such a great outfit but I don’t think I’m a loud to wear it to school. ?

  • Joule Murphy

    I think you definitely do a full blog post on school outfits.


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