5 "Back-to-School" Outfits I'm Stealing From Cool British Girls on Instagram

It's officially "back-to-school" time, and we couldn't be happier about it. Swapping pencil cases and rubbers for cardigans and boots, the grown-up girl's guide to segueing into fall is right here, thanks to our Insta pals.

Over the past few days, a flurry of decidedly not–heat wave–ready outfits have started to infiltrate our feeds from the British girls we love best. Gone are the asymmetric floaty dresses, the Santorini rooftops, and the ice creams. Now it's all rusty colors, cozy knits, closed-toe shoes, and box-fresh blazers. So, as your mind will undoubtedly be turning to all things F/W 18, we thought it easiest to select a few of the best entry-point ensembles: the simple looks you can throw together and feel brand-new in, without lamenting the loss of 80-degree weather and those shorts you really enjoyed wearing this past summer.

Keep scrolling to see the "back-to-school" outfits we're stealing from tomorrow onward and shop the key pieces to replicate them.

Painter's Shirt + Jeans + Mules

Style Notes: Jessie Bush's relaxed look feels so approachable yet so refined with those little Manolo Blahnik mules and that oversize clutch bag.

back-to-school outfits: denim boilersuit with white boots



Style Notes: Ada Oguntodu has the Topshop boilersuit we're all obsessing over—but we love how she's restyled it with a leopard top underneath and bright white boots. Very cool.

Statement Cardigan + Jeans + Mules

Style Notes: Sophia Tassew knows it's not coat weather yet, but it is cardigan weather—and they're back in business this season. Love the '70s-colored stripes of this one contrasted with a minimal outfit underneath.

Animal-Print Dress + Sneakers

back-to-school outfits: red leopard dress with sneakers



Style Notes: When in doubt, throw on a leopard dress (or snake or croc or zebra, depending on your animal-print leanings) and simply add sneakers. Thanks for the reminder, Alex Stedman.

Leather Blazer + Statement Trousers + Flat Boots

Style Notes: Could we be any more into this color palette, the double snakeskin, the blue leather jacket, or the chunky flats? Answer: no. Lucy Williams has kindly provided an entirely relaxed way to this season's '70s trend.

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