Our back-to-school fashion picks

For grown ups, too

September 7, 2016

By Amanda Ross

If there’s a lesson to be learned, it’s that there’s nothing uniform about this season’s back-to-school-inspired lineup.

take1

The final days of summer have arrived, but keep natural sun-kissed strands highlighted with these sassy gold barrettes. Set of three, $13, marshalls.ca

take2

Gap’s collab with iconic Oregon fabric mill Pendleton (hitting select stores September 12) reimagines plaids from the storied brand’s archives with hats, shirts, dresses and kids’ clothes. Gap x Pendleton baseball cap, $35, Boys Gap x Pendleton Cuffed Denim, $50, gapcanada.ca

take3

Practical and utilitarian are anything but basic with Want Les Essentiels’ classic redesign of the Piper backpack, which gets full marks in sage bouclé and leather. $795, wantlesessentiels.com

take4

Discreetly draw the perfect smile with The Face Shop’s Secret lip tint, a fluorescent pen made with natural hyaluronic acid for a moisturizing, lightweight, non-sticky application. $9, thefaceshop.ca

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The Splurge
Fall’s Coach 1941 oversized red varsity jacket reimagines classic Americana in patches with inscriptions, emblems and stars. $1,375, coach.com

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