Welcome To The New School
Written by Lucy Felton.
Did someone say "Awesome Fall/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.
A new season's around the corner: the first day back, new semesters and "back to school" are at the top of our style agenda. We want to open a new chapter and start from scratch with our 8-3 style – and we wanna do it, like, yesterday! Presenting...Fall/Winter '17’s perfectly-preppy blend of street-sports-meet-college-cuts. With multiple killer wardrobe updates crammed into one trend, these pieces will leave you feeling first-day fab.
Sweater $X, pants $17, choker $6
Dress $X, jacket $26, hat $7
Trophy sweaters are back with a vengeance. Look for fluid jerseys, with corset-style lace-up details to take it next-level. Minimalist winter white and bold red are bang-on, with the ultimate summer-to-fall wearability. Just the thing to layer over floaty dresses at the end of a hot summer. Switch sandals for easy slip-ons or skate-inspired black-and-white 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 maxi you’ve been living in.) Elevated with serious bell sleeve glam, finish the look with lace-up work boots and a pretty baker boy cap. The 60's topper is having a moment and trust us, you won’t take it off all season. Works with a breton striped top and biker, loves a white tee and slip dress, and you don't need to dry shampoo the bangs – bonus!
Shirt $17, pants $17
Dress $16, bralette $9, jeans $22
Hit up the 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, chicas!). Go for a neutral lip shade for added nostalgia. As for those skinny jeans that are glued to your pins? Flaunt some shiny PVC pants instead. Or try toughened-up Prince of Wales-check, zip-detail cigarette pants – chic and fierce in one move. The last-but-not-least must have on our list? The reworked white shirt, obvs. We have SO many fresh styles in stores, RN!