Style Editor Elaina Sullivan is channeling a preppy back-to-school look for her fall style—think crisp plaid prints, retro desk lamps, and colorful, but classic, notebooks to set the tone for the season ahead.
Bellhop Lamp by Barber + Osgerby for Flos
I’m obsessed with this vermilion revamp of the library lamp.
In college, I stored my ugly dorm room desk chair in my parents’ basement, swapping in a statement seat. This would have been my dream version.
Cloud Print Notebook by Emilio Braga, CW Pencils, $18
Harriet the Spyfans, unite! A more colorful take on the black-and-white classic is here.
Wexford Fabric, Ralph Lauren Home
Tartan upholstery for every piece in your pad.
Cheerleader Top, HPC Trading Co., $288
Squad goals defined.
Cedric Desk by Kay + Stemmer for Scp, The Future Perfect, $3,910
A handsome design that will live beyond your study hall days. (Try styling as a vanity post-graduation.)
Brass Sport Fountain Pen, Kaweco
Ditch the ole No. 2 for a brass beauty that you’ll keep forever.
Tartan Patchwork Wallet by Comme des Garçons, Dover Street Market, $207
The accessory to channel your inner punk—bonus points if you don’t lose it at the kegger.
Footwear Needlepoint Belt, Mister Mort, $195
An updated needlepoint so you won’t have to raid your dad’s closet to get all the Ivy League feels.
Classic Socks, Henrik Vibskov Boutique, $30
Rugby-chic even for those on the sidelines.
Round Shaped N3 Glasses by Kuboraum, Henrik Vibskov Boutique
Keeping it smart and cool.
Versace F/W 2018
Donatella says you don’t have to be an undergrad to rock the head-to-toe back-to-school look.
This story originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue with the headline “Prep Rally.”