You know that giddy, overwhelmingly excited feeling you got when your mom scheduled your annual back-to-school shopping trip back in the day? Us too, and we've got good news if you're looking to recapture it: Whether you're heading back to university in the fall or just want to participate in a new-season fashion binge (no one shall be left out!), look no further than H&M's Divided Collection.
As Julia Friedman (a fashion blogger who happens to be one of our favorite models) puts it, "Who doesn't like a wardrobe refresh?!" As a student at Parsons in NYC (famous alumni include Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford), Friedman is a trusted resource on the subject of back-to-school shopping. And when your campus is located in Greenwich Village, the new semester definitely calls for a slew of fresh casual-cool looks that will carry you from class to café to whatever else the city has in store.
The pieces she's planning to wear on repeat? A vintage-inspired logo tee, a plaid miniskirt, and a '90s-inspired denim jacket. Friedman's go-to look also mixes and matches to perfection—she'll also be wearing the T-shirt with leather pants, the skirt with all her favorite fall sweaters, and the denim jacket with (literally) everything. Shop her outfit below, and all the other staples that will transition you into the season ahead.
Plaid pieces were a hot-ticket item last fall, and the trend is still a major thing. We're already stocking up on new options to wear both now and when PSL season hits. Consider this skirt the fashion-girl version of your old private school uniform, except you'll want to wear this one off-campus too.
Button-downs are—and will always be—a closet staple (feel free to hold us to statement). Since you likely already own a classic white version, swap this blue striped one into your rotation. Wear it with denim, or with other prints like leopard and gingham.