Every fall, fashion and academic calendars intersect, both turning the page from summer’s frivolousness to a crisp, fresh new season. As the fashion world gets back to business with oversized issues and an ever-growing runway show calendar, academia heads back to the classroom. No matter how long it’s been since you sharpened those No.2 (or more apt, Apple) pencils, the fall season still captures the back-to-everythingness of it all.
That nostalgia is our style inspiration for the season. A look we’re calling Ivy League Chic—where fashion meets old-school academia, timeless with a fresh twist, and perhaps just a little Good Will Hunting. Boston, with its autumnal leafy streets, historic brick and air of collegiate spirit, is our Where & Wear fall edit style muse and a destination pick for fall travel.
Consider a stay at The Whitney, a hotel gem in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood. When you’re ready to change out of their plush robes (with matching ones for the kiddos), cozy up for a cappuccino at nearby Tatte Bakery in a sleek merino wool turtleneck or cozy, cropped cashmere sweater. Pair with slouchy but oh-so-stylish plaid trousers and tortoise-rimmed glasses. For chic footwear that can navigate historic cobblestone streets, give the sneakers a reprieve and consider a modern platform clog. This season’s clogs are understated with a touch of model off-duty style, yet still versatile and comfortable. Whatever your style inspiration, fall is a time for fresh starts. Make it your best back-to-youness yet.