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

We may have outgrown math class and recess, but one thing about back-to-school season we're never too old for? Shopping. Here, we compiled our favorite looks for the start of the school year (or—reality check!—a dressed-up day at work).

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Lindsey Olander, Senior Editor

“One big reason why I love this time of year is that fall’s dark, moody color palette is back in style. I can’t wait to add ALL the green to this year’s rotation, including this silky midi skirt from 1.STATE, which easily transitions between seasons and dresses up a cashmere sweater and patterned flats. I’m also picking up Chanel’s new limited-edition fragrance, whose notes of orange and sandalwood evoke end-of-summer vibes.”


Gretchen Dorosz, Senior Photo Editor

“Every fall I return to the classics: sweaters, jeans, and boots. Acne Studios makes the best fuzzy knit sweaters—they’re a splurge but will last for years to come. This fall I have my eye on the olive green one. I’ll pair it with some straight leg jeans, my favorite Isabel Marant boots, and a timeless wool jacket. I like to have fun with accessories, choosing trendier pieces to complete the look.”


Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor

“For fall, I’m all about neutrals with a bit of edge. I love the asymmetrical cut of Isabel Marant’s Étoile Guilia wrap skirt, paired with a classic white cotton shirt with a tie at the bottom for something a little different. Accessories like great earrings, a beautiful bucket bag, and the perfect tall boots are also must-haves. On my skin, I’ll be slathering on Sunday Riley’s high-dose retinoid serum because those fine wrinkles are getting stronger!”

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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—I’ll be picking up this rugby sweatshirt that’s a fun twist on classic prep. And you can’t start school without a new backpack! Instead of a traditional canvas one, I’m opting for this sleek leather version.”


Jackie Homan, Editorial Assistant

“This quirky polka dot dress can be worn year-round, give or take some tights and layering pieces. For fall, I’d wear it over a black turtleneck and add some cute booties to match. As for accessories, I think it looks best when kept simple with a dainty necklace, hair barrette, and tote bag.”


Tyler Schoeber, Production Specialist

“As we head into fall, I’m super pumped to begin saving money on my electricity bill—I can’t wait to rip out my window AC unit and feel that crisp autumn breeze instead. Oh, and I’m excited for fall fashion, too. With all the money I’m saving, I plan on getting myself a new jacket—not that I really need one, but this bomber from Mango is seriously my style. I’ll wear it with a casual tee and jeans, plus a pair of mid-top sneakers. I like these ones from Nisolo because they have that boot look I love but without all the bulkiness. As the weather begins to change, my face gets pretty dry, so I’m also picking up Alder New York’s hydrating facial mask. It leaves my skin feeling smooth, and it doesn’t get caught and matted in my beard.”

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Saman Westberg, Style Correspondent

“I’m so ready to bring on the jackets and boots. I’ve been particularly obsessed with this Sam Edelman pair (which I even included in a story already), and I’m equally excited about this super cool Nili Lotan trench as an outer layer. Jeans are my given, and I love the tulip detail at the waist on these. I’ll show it off by tucking in my sweaters, and when it gets chillier, I’ll throw on a thin turtleneck underneath, too.”

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