So tonight is the night before I have my very last, first day of school ever!

Tomorrow I start my senior year at Utah Valley University.

It wouldn’t be a great year without going out with a bang, especially style wise.

Not everyone I have classes with care about fashion but that doesn’t stop me from dressing my best.

There are so many styles this fall I am enamored with.

Starting with layering longer pieces under your tops and sweaters.

This top from Nordstrom is built to be two pieces but throwing your own tank under a like item works well.

Utah fall doesn’t last long till the dreaded winter cold creeps upon us.

This means layering is essential to not only staying on point style wise but staying warm too!

Leather is one style that I won’t ever be able to get enough of.

This BCBG jacket from Nordstrom’s anniversary sale last year was such a steal.

The jacket matches nearly any fall toned colors and classes up your outfit quite quickly.

With like items, you naturally have a statement piece when you throw your jacket on & are bound to get compliments.

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The leather trim on the sleeves is just the right balance with the double-breasted gold buttons.

As fall tends to have more dull tones, having a pop of color in my lipstick is a must for me.

MAC’s prices are not only affordable but the quality is reliable.

If you invest in a matching lip liner to apply beforehand, this ensures your application to stay on all day.

Statement necklaces have been going around for awhile but this my favorite piece.

I scored this off the Seventeen freebie table from the beauty closet when I interned last fall.

I add it to the simplest of tops and it makes such a difference.

Back-to-school doesn’t only mean your wardrobe, but also your school accessories.

You can’t have a successful semester without complimenting your style with the right school tools.

This Kate Spade agenda has everything you need to organize for your classes, work schedule and personal life.

Our girl Kate never lets us down, she even gives pieces of advice at the beginning of each month.

Though you want to stay on trend head-to-toe, having a comfortable and reliable backpack is still important.

This North Face backpack has great storage and black matches everything. It is made to handle wear and tear.

Staying organized, on top of due dates and dressing to impress are all keys for a successful semester and school year.

Happy first week!

Top: Nordstrom |Hinge|

Jacket: Nordstrom, BCBG {anniversary last year}

Jeans: Nordstrom |Citizens of Humanity|

Boots: Nordstrom, Sam Edelman {anniversary last year}

Necklace: BCBG {old}

Lipstick: Nordstrom, |MAC|

Agenda: Kate Spade

Laptop sleeve: Kate Spade, {old} |similar|

Backpack: REI, The North Face |newer version|

Notebook: |Cotton on| on sale!

Photos: Melissa Henrie