I think we can all agree that back-to-school clothing (and I will always think of fall clothing as “back-to-school” clothing, regardless of my age) is pretty obviously the best. Tank tops and shorts are nice and all, but cozy hats and chunky sweaters and and BOOTS?
And a nice thing about Northern California is that we actually get to experience a little taste of that whole school’s-back-in-session vibe. Sure, we don’t have the amazing foliage that everyone gets all atwitter about on the East Coast, but we have, you know…a slight chill in the air. (Or at least we do when you leave the immediate vicinity of our house, which is located in the baking-hot South Bay, and head thirty minutes in any direction, where temperatures drop twenty degrees and the fog rolls in. Which is really all the excuse I need to do a little autumn shopping.)
Here, all three of us are wearing head-to-toe Lands’ End (with good reason, because fall is most definitely the brand’s spirit season). If you have a kid who’s heading back to school, you have got to check out their children’s line – I’m especially into the layering pieces that they’re offering for boys (parka on top of sweatshirt on top of flannel on top of tee) – so adorable, and so perfect for the varying temperatures of autumn (cool on the way to school, warm in the classroom, et cetera).
Also, we need to talk about turtlenecks, because they’re everywhere right now and this one that I’m wearing here is basic and cozy and GREAT (and comes in basically every color). Fall essential. We also need to talk about those boots I’ve got on, because I feel strongly that everyone should have a pair of low-heeled mushroom-colored suede boots (speaking from experience, they go with everything). And finally, we need to talk about my daughter’s dress.
This post was created in collaboration with Lands’ End.