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The Lust List: Back to School Cool

If you’ve been reading Bitches Who Brunch for a while, you’ll know that we’re in full support of the growing trend of fashion meeting comfort. We’ll gladly swap our stilettos for sneakers and go hands-free with backpacks; it makes it even easier to transition from brunch to daytime activities.


American Apparel two-piece set | The Vintage Twin custom jean jacket | Converse sneakers | Herschel backpack | Kendra Scott double ring (c/o)

Simple canvas sneakers and durable bags make us nostalgic for that invigorating back to school season. I embrace my inner grade schooler and excitedly purchase fresh white tennies and office supplies each autumn. It’s the perfect time to reset, get organized, and tackle Q4.


I recently purchased this Herschel satchel and haven’t looked back. I’ve half-joked that I’m never carrying a purse again now that I can conveniently lug all of my belongings around and alleviate some shoulder pain to boot.

At any given moment I’m carrying gym clothes, my camera, and a laptop and the standard Herschel backpack is surprisingly roomy. I love the variety of colors and patterns, like the unexpected pop of color contrasted with a rugged camo print.


This American Apparel two-piece set was a summer party go-to, so I’ve extended its shelf life by layering light jackets as we enter fall.

Shout out to the Vintage Twin, my favorite vintage brand with pop-up locations in New York City and an online shop, for this killer custom jean jacket. The brand will also customize utility jackets and cotton-wear with your favorite quote or social media handle.



Kendra Scott earrings (c/o)

Below are our favorite back to school looks. Go be a teacher’s pet and get shopping!


Ally is a Brooklyn-based marketing pro with a passion for food and fitness. You'll most likely find her at her local brunch haunts and coffee shops, always with a book in hand.

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