6 Back-to-School Pieces We Want as Adults

Who says kids should get to have all the fun? So we’re not really headed back to school this September, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t reflecting fondly on what we used to wear way back when. In fact, we’ll admit that right around this time every year, we queue up old episodes of prep-school classics like Gossip Girl and The O.C. and take a walk down memory lane for a little style inspiration.

For 2017, we’re embracing those student-favored staples like preppy polos and handy backpacks, all with an updated, grown-up twist. You may have once owned these style staples, but this time around, there’s nothing childish about them. So breathe easy—there’s no picture day on the horizon, but you can still make the most of back-to-school style.

Read on for a walk down memory lane and to shop our favorite back-to-school picks to wear now!