We totally get that talking about fall trends in the high heat of July can feel a bit incongruous, but if you’re obsessed with fashion like we are, you likely are keen to look forward. So after you fan yourself off after a sweaty morning commute to work, cool down with a look at one of fall’s best trends that we’re excited to present to you today.
One of the more playful themes from the F/W 16 collections was the archetypal topic of back to school. Though many of us have traded in our textbooks for spreadsheets and conference calls, there’s still something about the beginning of autumn that makes us want to slip into crisp oxford shirts, cardigans, and loafers. So when we spotted not one, not two, but many collegiate-inspired blazers pop up on our favorite e-commerce sites, we knew this was no coincidence. Whether or not you went to boarding school (this author certainly didn’t), thanks to this cool jacket, you can relive your academic years in style.
See below for a look at which ones to buy right now, and a few examples of how to wear it.
This street style star draped her blazer over a double-breasted sweater and a pinstriped midi skirt. We love how she kept the entire look in a blue palette but mixed it up with proportions and layering techniques.
An under-$150 option that looks way more expensive than it is.
A subtle statement piece worth investing in.
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Dries Van Noten showed several of these blazers on its F/W 16 catwalk. This mustard version is to die for.
Runway to real way, indeed.
Leave it to Ralph Lauren to master the prep-inspired look.
Caroline Brasch Neilsen mixes her crest blazer with patchwork jeans and lace-up boots.
If Saint Laurent is doing it, you know it's a thing.