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Back to school is nostalgic for many of us, and while we don’t go back to the classroom, the start of our own metaphorical school year inspires an impulse to prepare for fall, starting with our closets. This season it’s less of a checklist and more of a check-in: which piece would bring our outfits together? Do we have the right layers to bundle? Or a sturdy boot that we absolutely can wear? And of course, what we’re going to look forward to most – the kind of outfit you might pick up for the photo day?
Our editors combed the virtual shelves, inspired by our own version of “back-to-school” shopping. Some of our “accessories” are practical – like the boot mentioned above – while other pieces are downright enjoyable: think of whimsical sweaters and sweatshirts that you can pair with your favorite pair of jeans. And if you have not yet put the big trends of the season, such as the sweat vest, to the test, our editors have a selection for you too.
Read on for the 19 articles our editors are adding to their wishlist and shopping cart.