Fall is synonymous with the back-to-school whirlwind, and even if your days in the classroom are behind you, it’s still a continued source of inspiration for the season’s style. Classic nods to the varsity look are routinely updated to reflect a modern aesthetic, and Coach’s latest collection blends all-American heritage with Western-inspired details. Demonstrating how to sport the time-tested look are Cait and Shannon Barker, the SoCal sister duo known for their unstudied, West Coast cool. Get inspired for autumn with these head-to-toe Coach looks—pencils and notebook not required—complete with custom NCLA manicures by nail guru Bana and fresh, dewy glam by makeup artist Nikki DeRoest.
A silk button-down shirt is a collegiate-style staple. Worn with an embellished bag and metallic studded heels, this look feels modern rather than overtly preppy.
Rock a cool collar your way, whether it's via printed blouse or whimsical shirtdress. Paired with statement accessories, such as studded loafers, metallic boots and sleek saddle bags, the vintage-infused look is a hit.
Suede pieces in neutral hues match autumn's sumptuous vibe. Embellishments lend further interest to simple, straightforward silhouettes.
Western details feel of-the-moment appliquéd onto jackets and blouses alike. Rich texture adds a subtle nod to '70s bohemia.
The letterman jacket gets a cool upgrade for fall with cheeky patches, metallic accents and leather sleeves. Riff on its athletic roots by pairing with scene-stealing sneakers.
Lend unstudied ease to crisp trousers by adding a simple knit and relaxed jacket on top. Accessorized with ankle boots and a crossbody bag, it's an easy everyday ensemble.
This season, it's all about patches—on everything. Pay homage to classic varsity style with an insignia-stamped crewneck pullover or statement jacket.
Channel schoolgirl style with an A-line skirt silhouette, which allows for a bevy of styling options with blouses, outerwear and accessories.