It’s time to head back to school. Whether you are in preschool or graduate school I am sure you dread the crisp cold mornings when you have to get out of bed and head to class. Putting away the bathing suits and flip flops are the last things you want to see go away, I know. Regardless to all those cons one thing is for sure, fall always brings fun with all the new fall looks ahead to wear and bring cozy chic into your chilly reality ahead.
Every season, women’s fashion headlines the MUST HAVES because lets be honest menswear/boyswear was always a bore; outside of Brycewear of course, which was my great love affair with menswear miniaturized for boys for many years after I was a frustrated parent who wanted my son to be stylish like his momma and I couldn’t find it in stores anywhere. Well that was almost 10 years ago I started that quest and now I’m happy to say thanks to stores such as Zara and H&M for expanding their collections for men/boys, it’s now not so difficult to get fashion-forward pieces for them to get stylish too! I love being a trailblazer, lol! Designers & brands alike are FINALLY starting to “step up to the plate” with fashion for guys and it’s about time!
Here are my TOP 10 Must Have Items for BACK TO SCHOOL for Guys & Girls this season:
Motorcycle and Varsity jacketst have to be the James Dean type or Football Enthusiast to wear one anymore. They are a slightly edgy style for your kid’s fall outerwear piece. Some have a retro vibe, while others feature new twists on the all too familiar classics that are still street chic and can be equally functional for warmth! The Moto jacketlike a rebellious preppy movement. The Varsity jacket equally has options in fabrications however the fit is still at its coolest comfortable and slightly oversized. Pair it with jeans and a graphic tee or do it a little more daring by wearing some shine with it…glam grunge is all the rage these days!
Gray Denim…We all know denim jeans and jackets are a back-to-school staple but this season GRAY is this year’s hottest shade for both boys and girls — and it matches just about anything. Gray is their new black!
Skinny Khakis…sorry moms! The skinny-jean trend hasn’t gone away; it’s migrated to khakis, giving the usual preppy look a bit of a skater-boy edge. It’s a great way to rock those chinos and still look cool!
Loop Scarves aka Infinity scarves, are a practical and pretty accessory year round. They come in a wide variety of colors and prints that take your child’s basic wardrobe of solid T-shirts or not so exciting button-down shirts to a new level — and they provide a bit of warmth on crisp fall mornings. I can handle the cold air if my neck is warm and makes a great finish for a look!
Wide Belts are great not just for cinching our waistlines, it’s a great finishing accessory when wearing tunic or shirtdresses or pencil skirts with a separate or over a duster/sweater coat. A staple for the Boho Chic look!
Biker Boots, Doc Martens & Slip-On Sneakers go with everything and are year round footwear (with exception to snowy days for the slip ons) so get a pair for those outfits that need a little edge with little effort.
Florals & Textures. s nice to see the rich dark hues that so compliment fall and winter be the focus of fashionable wear for the season for the whole family. I just love the strength of Navy, Burgundy, Green & Gray. It goes well with florals that are fun and whimsical to wear during the cold months. Chunky knits sweaters and great tights are also perfect additions to add.
My last word of advice is not to go breaking the bank to get everything on my list unless you absolutely have NOTHING. Truth is you really only need one or two new pieces each season to make a new style statement each season. There are more trends that are great this season like: plaids, wooly coats, oversized cardigans and pastels. Keep them in mind when you have extra funds to spend or list of gifts ideas for upcoming birthdays or holidays but the above essentials are just that but more never hurt either.