20 Prep-Inspired Pieces to Get You In the Back-to-School Spirit
Judging from all the pics our Facebook friends posted today of their little ones' first days at class, it's safe to say back-to-school is officially in season! So what if you haven’t seen the inside of a classroom in years? That's no reason why you can't invest in a series of pieces that scream serious scholar or private school prepster. Look like a newly minted student with our picks that include sharp Oxford button-downs, khaki slacks, plaid pants and more. Throw buttery leather accents and tortoiseshell accessories into the mix, and you have your uniform set for the season. Ready to be whisked away to the days of freshly sharpened yellow No. 2 pencils, chalkboards and new notebooks? Click to start shopping.
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The bright yellow trim gives this cozy gray cardigan a pop of color.
Banana Republic x Issa
The warm leather accents amp up an otherwise ordinary canvas tote.
The ribbed cloth gives this deep navy flippy skirt some texture.
Glance down at your wrist every chance you get to admire the tortoiseshell-accented gold face.
Look book-smart in a blue Oxford button-down.
This folding printed calf leather case keeps your iPad from harm and serves as a display stand.
Layer a crisp white button-down underneath to bring this sleeveless sheath from summer to fall.
The traditional wingtip oxford gets a feminine spin with this high heel bootie.
Ace exams and quizzes in this too-cool blazer.
L. Erickson USA
Sweep back strands with a velvet headband during serious cramming sessions.
The neon pink hue kick these menswear-inspired oxfords up a notch.
A smattering of tiny diamonds elevate the classic polo tee.
Carry your essentials in this color-block leather cross-body.
Engrave your initials and take home a personalized gold medal for academic excellence.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sweeten up your style in a pale pink top with a charming peter pan collar.
Add a feminine touch to your preppy ensemble with this bow-shaped buckle.
Step into wonderfully iconic red ballet flats (they'll help you study, promise!).
This peter pan collared plaid number is the quintessential schoolgirl uniform.
Consider eyewear an accessory. Tortoiseshell frames lend a sophisticated edge to your look.
A tribal-like trim runs down on both sides of the khaki grid, giving these old-school slacks a new spin.