Not-So-Basics for Back to School

5. RAF SIMONS – Stan Smith Sneaker



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A new school year requires a fresh pair of kicks. Raf Simons upgrades the classic adidas Stan Smith to keep your feet feeling great while running between classes.

Raf Simons Stan Smith, $455, adidas x Raf Simons. Available for purchase online at AdidasX.com.

6. MARC JACOBS – Large Jotter Notebook


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You probably can’t get away without taking notes, and there’s always that one professor who requires you to write by hand. On the bright side, you’ll get to whip out this classy faux leather notebook more often.

Large Jotter Notebook, $20, Marc Jacobs. Available for purchase online at MarcJacobs.com.

7. EVERLANE – Twill Snap Backpack



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If you’re still using the same backpack since high school, it’s time for an upgrade. This one from Everlane features a padded interior laptop pocket and a paired-down design, so you’ll look mature every day of the school year.

The Twill Snap Backpack, $65, Everlane. Available for purchase online at Everlane.com.

8. SAINT LAURENT – Bomber Jacket


Saint Laurent Bomber

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The start of school means the arrival of Autumn, and a decent jacket becomes a necessity. This varsity-style wool bomber will keep you warm, no sports experience necessary.

Bomber Jacket in Dark Blue, $2,110.32, Saint Laurent. Available for purchase online at Farfetch.com.