The thought of prepping your ‘back to school’ wardrobe probably evokes memories of ugly uniforms and coats your mum guaranteed you’d 'grow into’. But we have good news for you – the old lady doesn’t call the sartorial shots anymore and you have the freedom to sharpen up however you damn well please after a summer spent in cool and casual gear.
Interestingly, drawing from schoolyard staples is an effective and smart way of upgrading your autumn look. Naturally, instead of a blazer embroidered with a fusty old school crest on it, you can now opt for a navy suit. A perennial classic, this shade (in a slim or skinny fit) can be dressed up or down on your say so, but for a neatly tailored look, it’s best complemented by a crisp white shirt, a slim tie and a pair of leather brogues.
Finally, go for scholastic-inspired gold by exchanging your backpack for a leather satchel: roomy enough for all your essentials (phone, keys, wallet – not a pencil case, obviously), but subtle and sophisticated enough not to steal too much focus from those tasty new threads.