• Back To School Clothes For Fall 2014

    Send your students back to school in fine fashion with our fave fall looks.

    By Mia Weber, Lyss Stern

    • 1_DSquared
      Prep’s Cool:
      The new kids’ line from DSQUARED2 continues to make a splash with its prepster-meets-euro fall collection—it’s full of top-quality investment pieces sure to last your child into their tween years. We love this 100 percent cotton shirt ($188), mohair and alpaca sweater with crystal buttons ($323), wool and cashmere coat ($1,142), and denim pants ($200). dsquared2.com




    • 7_Ralph Lauren girls skirt_lyss
      Skirting The Issue:
      A traditional kilt-style skirt gets a modern kick, thanks to Ralph Lauren’s suede style that’ll make any girl look great on her first day of school— and for the entire year to come. $365, ralphlauren.com



    • 8_Hudson girls plaid jeans_lyss
      Mad For Plaid: The cool combo of plaid and denim is a back-to-school necessity, so it’s no surprise that the must-have girls’ jeans for fall are Hudson’s fashion-forward (and comfy!) red-and-black plaid pair. $69, hudsonjeans.com



    • PUG
      Pug Life:
      A quick walk in any NYC park will tell you: pugs are the hottest dogs in the city! So channel their sense of quirky confidence with Mini Rodini’s Pug Sweatshirt. The style is cozy for chilly fall days and the graphic is totally delightful. $56, alexandalexa.com



    • 4_noch mini

      Local Love: Go whimsical this fall with a printed French Terry dress from NYC-made brand NOCH mini (local mom and Parsons alum, Jina Jang, is the creator). This sweet dress is made from all sustainable materials and features a jaunty pennant flag print. $150-154, nochdesign.com



    • 6_Boden dress1
      What Does The Fox Say?: Little zoologists can take a walk on the wild side in one of Mini Boden’s adorable, critter-print dresses, adorned with furry and feathered friends—we can’t get enough of the feisty fox style. $44, bodenusa.com



    • 2_AlexandAlexa Kenzo All Over Tiger Print Dress £78.50
      Crouching Tiger Hidden Student: Inspire a fierce return to the classroom jungle with KENZO Kids’ All Over Tiger Print Dress. The cool print is a fun new take on the animal print trend, while the classic silhouette makes it easy to dress up or down. $124, alexandalexa.com



    • 3_lesters_JUST THE GIRL
      Urban Renewal:
      Nothing says city-savvy style like a palette of chic silver and gray hues. NYC kids’ shopping staple Lester’s offers up this fab look, which includes a faux-fur vest ($77), tee with thumbholes ($36), and zippered sweatpants ($58) from T2 Love—as well as snappy wedged sneakers by Amiana ($79-84). And also hit up Lester’s for the coolest threads for boys. For an extreme (but still dress code-approved) ensemble, try City Threads’ Rock & Roll Letters Zip Hood sweatshirt ($61), Junk Food’s The Police Black Raglan tee ($38), and Seven for All Mankind’s Straight Jean ($69). lesters.com



    • 7_Oscar de la Renta boys blazer

      Blue Scholar: He’ll go back to the classroom not just in any schoolboy blazer, but in the nattiest one on the block. Oscar de la Renta’s tweed jacket with brown detailing and suede elbow patches is picture-day perfect. $295, oscardelarenta.com/children



    • 8_hartstrings_kitestrings

      Style Like A Fox: Look no further than NYC’s own Hartstrings department store for fab autumnal togs. For animal-loving little dudes, we love the Red Fox Sweater Vest from the Kitestrings line! Complete with a classic intarsia knit, this fun v-neck is a must keeping warm this fall. $48, hartstrings.com

    • 6_Under Armour speaker hoodie

      Musical Clothes: Under Armour’s royal-blue boys’ hoodie is in tune and on trend, featuring In Your Hood built-in and machine-washable speakers and a device pocket—perfect for catching some tunes on the go this fall. $64, bloomingdales.com


    • 4_lands end_JUST THE SHIRT

      All-American:Indulge in some classic Americana this fall with fresh tops for boys from Lands’ End. We love the look (and your kiddo will love the warm feel) of layering the plaid Poplin Shirt ($29) over the striped Long Sleeve Pattern Block Super-T ($17.50). landsend.com


    • 3_andy and evan_Bicycle Sweater teal

      Bike Lane: Dress your little hipster in a stately Teal Bicycle Sweater from Andy & Evan! Complete with scholarly patches on the elbows, this pedal-pushing v-neck is a perfect fall pick. $44-46, andyandevankids.com & amazon.com


    • 2_appaman
      Camo Ready:
      Get your little guy all set to face his academic battles with Appaman’s Prospect Pants in a cool camouflage print. The unique chain detail on the front right pocket adds a dash of panache. $51, appaman.com


    • 1_mini rodini_boys
      Tiger Brother: Go wild for back-to-school with sleek and unexpected picks from Mini Rodini for boys. We love the combo of the Tiger All Over Print Jacket ($131), Dotted Shirt ($93), Panther Fit Demin ($103), and Tiger Sneaker ($93). minirodini.com


    Lyss Stern is the founder of DivaLysscious Moms and co-author of best-selling book If You Give A Mom A Martini: 100 Ways To Find 10 Blissful Minutes For Yourself. She is also an Upper East Side mom of three.


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