Back to school season is here - just look at your Instagram feed - which means its time to switch gears and get into the fall/winter routine. Whether you have kids in school or not, it's hard not to feel the changes that come with this time of year.

Rather than get too blue, we're taking some inspiration from that classic college staple, the varsity jacket. No longer limited to the prepsters, this piece has taken a cue from the cool girls and been updated in a shrunken silhouette in the inkiest black. Pair yours with distressed denim and a slinky white tee for day and throw it over your favorite mini dress worn with white sneakers for a relaxed, date-night look.

From L to R: Rag & Bone "Camden" jacket. RtA "Jewel" tee, Citizens of Humanity "Rocket" high-rise skinny jeans, Anzie medallion, McQ cotton scarf & Vince "Park Collection" small cross-body.

The varsity jacket is a timeless and totally versatile addition to your fall wardrobe, and a piece you'll grab again and again.

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Mercantile