8/10/10

Back to School with Kate Spade

As Back to School Season is upon us, I began thinking about what items from the Kate Spade collection inspire me to get back into the school swing.  Having been a teacher in my "previous life",  the back to school season is one of my favorite times of year.  "Bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils" and  black and white composition books get my heart to fluttering.  Kate Spade tends to cater to the office girl but there are plenty of items for the teacher too!  Even if you are a student or stay at home mom, KSNY has lots of items that will work with your more casual lifestyle.  You can even find a great outfit to wear to Parent/Teacher Conferences  that will really impress and show off your style to the max!  


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




BARROW STREET TRAVEL ANABEL $275







BOOK OF THE MONTH GRIFFEN $175







FOILED AGAIN ALLANA $245





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:



ABBIE



$298




BOW



 $198







DEMI



$245

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!




ESSENTIALS MICHAELINE CARDIGAN



$225




BEELINE BILLIE CARDIGAN



$265







BEELINE BENEDICTA CARDIGAN



$295






JEWELBOX EMBELLISHED PAULINA CARDIGAN



$295

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!



SKETCHPAD IVY RAINCOAT



$525
Now you will be prepared for that first day of class!  I wish I were going with you.  I homeschool my kids so I have my first day of school in pajamas!



1 comment:

la petite coquine said...

School supplies and Kate Spade-what a perfect combination!