Back To School: Your Gear Guide
It’s about that time for mixed feelings of excitement and anxiety. That’s right kids, it’s back-to-school time! We’re here to help you do it right with the latest trends:
DENIM: Men, try relaxed, subtly intense denim where the wash speaks for itself. No additional bling required. Ladies, the skinny jean remains the top fit for fall 2010. Denim with panels of contrasting materials is a hot new look for fall, as well as vibrant prints and cargo-pant details. If you dress codes don’t allow for denim at your school, cop a pair of clean chinos, or the more adventurous harem pant (baggy at the thighs, tapered below the knee).
BACKPACKS: Backpacks have received a face lift, and there’s all sorts of cool new graphics and fabrics. At least you’ll stay looking fresh while your books weigh you down.
BOOTS: For both men and women, the work boot is not only trend-ready this season, it’s also super comfortable for running between classes. Go for a polished, edgy pair like the ones above, or get a more rugged, vintage feel with a duck boot.
LIGHT JACKETS: When it comes to outerwear this fall, the varsity trend is on fire, along with motorcycle jackets, vintage military and hunting-inspired designs. Don’t forget: Classic, well-made trench coats always complete any outfit.
FITTEDS: You never know when a good fitted hat can come in handy. While they’re commonly used to add a extra flavor to your getup, it can also be great for concealing those sleepy eyes in class if you just pull it down a little. And of course, covering up that bed head.
SNEAKERS: Chukka sneakers, like the pair below, are a must-have. Sneakers have cleaned up and even incorporated classic dress shoe styles, like wingtips, into designs. Try them out—you may be pleasantly surprised at how versatile kicks like these can be.
ACCESSORIES: Invest in a solid pair of headphones, because you know you’ll be abusing them. Many of the new creative models out there also double as fashion statements. Who said you need to stop at your clothes? Don’t forget to grab a sexy timepiece to look at while you’re counting down the hours until class is dismissed.
CASUAL DRESSES: Casual dresses for fall are key. They’re comfy, cute and easy to throw on with boots, heels or kicks as you run off to class. Plus, you can have some fun by pairing them with funky tights or leggings as it gets chillier outdoors.