what to wear for fall

It’s Back-to-School Season—Here’s What JS Editors Would Wear

We may have outgrown math and recess, but one thing about back-to-school season we're never too old for? Shopping. We teamed up with our friends at Oyster and compiled our favorite back-to-school looks (or--reality check!--a dressed-up day at work). Below, the styles we're flaunting for the quad this fall.

Lindsey Olander, Editor

“This pleated skirt from Akris Punto and cashmere crew sweater from Everlane are back-to-school classics. I’m also loving these cheeky Counting Sheep Sneakers from Soludos—they add whimsy and playfulness to any outfit.”


Gretchen Moosbrugger, Photo Director

“While my school days are long behind me, I haven’t given up the tradition of treating myself to a few new pieces once September hits. This fall I’m giving in to my inner ’90s kid and splurging on a plaid jacket by Isabel Marant, a pair of straight leg jeans, and a luxe oversized sweater. To top off the look, I’m thinking fun accessories like cat-eye sunglasses, a crossbody bag, and white boots. It’s a step up from the Nirvana t-shirts and Angela Chase-inspired flannels of my past, but the ’90s influence is still there.”


Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor

“I’m keeping my fall style simple and chic with on-trend, wide-leg jeans, a clean white button-down (a closet staple!), and a classic leather tote in grey. These fringe earrings from Madewell add a little fun to the look.”

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David Hattan, Photo Editor

“My style hasn’t changed much since I was in school, so this season is going to be about classics, with an upgrade in quality. I’m in love with everything from the Todd Snyder + Champion collection, so I’ll be picking up several of their hoodies for a tailored take on athleisure. And you can’t start school without a new backpack—instead of a traditional canvas one, I’m opting for this handmade leather version from Shinola.”


Jackie Homan, Editorial Assistant

“I chose pops of pink for my back-to-school style as a fun alternative to typical fall colors, and I’m all about spicing up the look even more with accessories like Cult Gaia’s wooden Ark earrings. I also can’t resist old-school sneakers, so I’m finishing off the outfit with the Nike Air Max 97 SE kicks.”


Megan Wood, Editor, Oyster

“Nothing looks fresher for early fall than bright white and new denim. I love these heart-shaped sunnies for a touch of ‘I’m not quite ready for summer to end.'”

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Kyle Valenta, Manager of Editorial Content Operations, Oyster

“My goal when getting dressed every day is to survive the streets of New York. I bike everywhere, so I need clothes that can withstand exhaust fumes, street dirt, sweat, and still translate to a day in the office and the occasional nighttime outing. Simple colors, dark jeans, and workwear brands are my go-to as the weather starts to get cold again.”


Anne Bauso, Editor, Oyster

“Come fall, I love decorative gourds and #PSLs just as much as the next person. But what I really freak over is the return of sweaters, boots, and denim. I like the high waistline and straight legs of these 100-percent-surplus, made-in-the-U.S. jeans from eco-friendly brand Reformation, and how the thin stripes on this creamy mohair sweater by Acne give it just a hint of the collegiate look. The Italian-leather boots are sleek, but tough enough to wear through fall and well into the winter, plus their exposed side zippers add a bit of edge. Top it off with oxblood lip color and simple gold-tone jewelry, and I am one happy girl.”


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