Back to School Fashion

Happy Thursday readers!  Today is a big day--we have our second "Open House" at the new school to touch base with our students again and give them an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the new school.    I can't wait to see some of the students' faces again and am ready for this (second) first day of school on Monday and to be back in a regular routine.

Today I bring you Student Teaching Guest Post #4.  Wes from  Life Through Preppy Glasses has just started classes this week in New York, so I thought it would be appropriate for him to share some of his back to school fashion picks!  Enjoy!

Hi everyone! This is Wes from Life Through Preppy Glasses filling in for Allie today. Hope everyone had a great Labor Day    weekend. Most of us college students have probably had a week or at least a few days of classes so far- that's the inspiration for today's post. While brainstorming ideas for today's post, Allie and I decided on back to school fashion. Campus fashions vary greatly from school to school, but I think all of us here share one thing in common: we like to look our best when we are sitting in class and out and about on campus. Whether you're in a big city, suburbs, or a small rural campus, here are some of my picks to make sure you're looking you're best in class: Women: essentials:
  • flats and a great pair of boots for fall
  • bright colors and some patterns- shirtdresses make the perfect option
  • a large tote to haul all those books and your computer
Campus Chic
Diane von Furstenberg black evening dress £364 - matchesfashion.com
Diane von Furstenberg red dress £316 - matchesfashion.com
Tory Burch low heels $495 - net-a-porter.com
Prada ballet shoes $390 - bergdorfgoodman.com
Louis Vuitton leather bag $870 - louisvuitton.com
Heart bracelet $475 - tiffany.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs studded bracelet $100 - net-a-porter.com
Men: essentials:
  • shawl collar sweaters- burgundy is especially important this season
  • dessert boots
  • at least one blazer
  • messenger bag for laptop and notebooks
  • oversized watch
Campus Style- Men Fall 2011

Gant Rugger Grandpa Blazer $595 - saksfifthavenue.com
Prada Leather Chukka Boots $495 - saksfifthavenue.com
Polo ralph lauren knitwear BURGUNDY £300 - matchesfashion.com
Gucci Card Case $130 - saksfifthavenue.com
Vineyard Vines - Five Pocket Cords $80 - vineyardvines.com What are you go to essentials for looking your best while at school? Favorite picks for fall? Here's to a great (while looking good) fall semester!

Have a great day!


  1. GREAT POST!! Wes, your fashionable choices are perfect,not only for campus but for looking great out and about ... in my favourite season of autumn... wishing you both a great back to school week and year ahead! xo HHL

  2. Love this post!! Wes the fashion pieces you picked out for women are perfect! I am in love with those Tory Burch boots!!

  3. I wish I could get the bf to embrace the shawl collar! I just adore that look. What great picks for women as well--I'd wear all of your items, especially the red DVF and the Prada flats. ;)

  4. Great guest post! I want to guest post! As one of your blog bffs, I think I should get to once or five times. Maybe Claire and I can do a joint post ;) Thoughts?

  5. Loving this! OMG we should totally do a joint post! What a a lovely suggestion :)

  6. I love every single item in this collection! Love the DVF bag and Marc Jacobs bag and now am going to have to scour the internet for both. Great classic looks with an updated twist!

  7. Wes, I am so impressed. What you have picked is awesome.

    Great job.

  8. Great post, Wes! I wouldn't mind having those items in MY closet :)

    Great minds think alike, I have a Ralph Lauren post prepped for tomorrow hehe!

  9. You are going to be one styling student teacher. When I student taught last year I did it 2nd semester, and since I live in Chicago we were in the thick of winter. We weren't allowed to wear jeans, so what saved me throughout the entire winter was cords, long wrap sweaters, and a great pair of boots. It's a perfect teacher outfit because it lets you get down and dirty with your students on the floor, while still looking fashionable and appropriate.

    I'm sure you don't need any advice - you look to be on the perfect path!

  10. Finally! Thanks for giving some consideration to your male readers.

  11. Oooh! I LOVE the first outfits of both the woman and man. Great taste!

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