Welcome To The New School
Written by Lucy Felton.
Did someone say "awesome autumn/winter trends, perfect for acing back to school cool"? Lucy Felton, fashion journalist and founder of lifestyle blog The Lucy Edit, delivers the preppy closet update your Mon-to-Fri needs, RN.
With a fresh season upon us, first days, new terms and 'back to class' is at the forefront of our style agenda. We want to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch with our 9-5 style, and we want to do it, like, yesterday. Step forward, autumn/winter 17’s perfectly-preppy blend of street-sports-meets-college-cuts. One trend crammed with multiple killer wardrobe updates, these pieces will leave you feeling first day fabulous...
Jumper €12, trousers €15, choker €5
Dress €18, jacket €25/$26, hat €6/$7
Trophy jumpers are back with a vengeance. Look for fluid jerseys, with corset-style, lace-up details to take things next lev. Minimalist winter white and striking red are on the money and provide ultimate summer-to-autumn wearability. Just the thing to layer over flimsy frocks at the end of the sunshine season. Switch sandals for easy plimsolls or skate-inspired monochrome sneaks, both good-to-go with your skinnies too.
On the dress front, get ready for our runway-inspired lumberjack mini to steal your heart (and replace the beachy embroidered frock you’ve been living in.) Elevated with serious bell sleeve glamour, finish the look with a pair of lace-up work boots and a pretty baker boy cap. The 60s headwear is having a moment and, trust us, you won’t take it off all season. Works with a breton and biker, loves a white tee and slip dress, and cancels out the need to dry shampoo the fringe – bonus!
Shirt €15, trousers €15
Dress €14, bralette €8, jeans €19
Tap into nineties feels with washed denim, vinyl skirts, and peekaboo mesh layers (yes, all at once). Sweeten up the OOTD with those pastel boots - the ones you've lived in all festival season (time to clean the mud off, ladies!). Slick on a neutral lip shade, for added nostalgia. As for those skinny jeans that are glued to your pins? Flaunt some shiny PVC trousers instead. Or try toughened-up Prince of Wales check, zip-detailed, cigarette pants – chic and fierce in one fell swoop. The last-but-not-least must have on our list? The reworked white shirt, obvs. We've got so many fresh styles in stores, RN.