The first item every teacher/student needs is a good super cute tote bag. This is the foundation of the back to school wardrobe and also the foundation of the Kate Spade brand. These are a few of my favorites:
SUMMER BON SHOPPER $175
The next item essential for back to school is a great flat for the long walks down the halls and playground duty. A really cute shoe can take and outfit from drab to fab in a second! I found several that I would like to own this fall but since usually I just buy one new pair, I stick with something that will go with almost everything. There are lots of marvelous choices from KS and here are a few classics:
The next fall essential is a cardigan sweater. One of our favorite TV school teachers, Emma Pillsbury from Glee, knows the value of a good cardi. The cardigan is so important because it goes on top of whatever you are wearing and can take jeans and a t-shirt to another level. If you have a sleeveless dress from the summer and need to cover-up in your air-conditioned class, a cardigan is a must-have for transitioning into fall. Kate Spade has given us several choices and colors this season. I must interject here that I also love my J Crew Jackie cardigans and could not live without them. But, the colorways tend to be less vibrant than KSNY so you definitely need some of both!
I you may notice that I included several items in "school bus yellow" to get you in the mood for going back to school. The best thing yet is also in a cheery yellow and will be great if you have to have car line or bus duty on a rainy fall day. It is the Classic Sketchpad Ivy Raincoat!