It may be raining cats and dogs, and it may be that sad time where summer comes to an end and the school term starts again — but September really isn’t all that bad. In fact, being at the beginning of Autumn brings with it many new style opportunities to play with. And while we’re at it, what better style inspiration than September itself? With all the new AW19 collections dropping in stores, it’s the perfect time for a wardrobe refresher — embracing that autumnal breeze kicking in, and, of course, that preppy chic back-to-school style.
We’ve sifted through the new Autumn collections in stores this month and rounded up some of the coolest preppiest items to wear this Autumn. The perfect blend of youth and sophistication, September’s preppy chic aesthetic should be for all times, and for all ages. Whether you’re still studying or your school days are now a throwback for you (sigh), take some notes from our preppy chic style guide here. Class dismissed.
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MCM Love Patch Patricia Bag
The brown leather satchel is a classic school-kid item; but MCM’s special edition Love Patch collection adds an extra level of nostalgia. Go back to childhood days of obsessing over iron-on patches and personalising all our bags with this throwback Love Patch Patricia bag. THB 44500.
Peanuts x Marc Jacobs sweatshirt
A collection that exudes American college vintage style, Marc Jacobs‘s collaboration with Peanuts makes the perfect uniform for your back-to-school look. Stay as cosy as Linus with his blanket in this adorable Linus sweatshirt.
School days are all about being youthful and active. Do it all with style and comfort in the selection of functional and retro-urban sneakers from Chloe‘s Fall 2019 collection.
Jaspal x Orla Kiely playsuit
Few things say preppy chic better than boyish shorts, a button-up Peter Pan collar, and a cute print. And this playsuit from the Jaspal x Orla Kiely collection has it all. THB 2995.
Rag & Bone track pants
You don’t have to be the school jock to get the cool-girl varsity look. Take inspiration from Rag & Bone’s new sporty-casual collection and pair athletic hoodies and track pants with a preppy checkered overshirt.
Etro striped shirt and blazer
Just imagine strolling into class in this ensemble. This September, Etro has treated us to a badass collection of preppy blazers and academic collared shirts. Pair it with a tough leather biker boots and you’ll be forgiven for being a few minutes late to class.
Sometimes simple and casual is best. You’re sure to be the cool kid in anything from Polpat Asavaprapha‘s casual unisex line Moo Moo Things. Opt for a total look of laidback chillness with a cap, striped jersey, and maybe a paisley scarf to show you do try and dress up — a bit. Jersey THB 1990.
Jeans are always a must, no matter what time of year it is. The preppy cut of the Cos collection of denims means it styles extra well with crisp work shirts and smart loafers — but all while dialling down the seriousness, so you still get that “too cool for school” vibe.
Kate Spade long-sleeved dress
In perhaps the most preppy colour of all, this Kate Spade dress captures the very essence of childhood. From yellow buses to HB pencils, doesn’t the colour yellow remind us so much of happy school days? It makes a gorgeous Autumn dress, too.