Printed bomber jacket — Black Bead / Hot & Delicious (purchased at Jean Machine)
Violet sleeveless jersey dress — H&M
Marled running shoes — Nike Free RN Flyknight in “White/Black”
Purple backpack — Herschel (similar)
Hat — Wilfred Free (purchased at Aritzia)
It’s been five years since I graduated from university and I’ll happily admit that I do miss it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice being a full-time working adult with evenings and weekends free from homework and due dates. But what I specifically miss are my morning English lectures. Some were mandatory and some were optional for my journalism degree, but I loved them all.
“The Nature of Narrative” and “The Language of Persuasion” were two of my favourite courses because we got to read the best books and watch the best films (and the worst books/films sometimes, lol) and discuss the relationship between content and form, dissect imagery and themes, and learn more about the historical influences on the authors — OK someone stop me because this is making me want to go back to school!
I’ve also missed writing essays for those courses, to the point where I sometimes write secret mini essays just for fun. I’ll analyze and write about anything from the liberating qualities of Snapchat’s ephemerality, and the significance of when the words “tickets” and “concessions” appear in certain shots of Mr. Robot (I’m quite behind so no spoilers, please!). Topics like these are the kinds I would have pitched to my English professors if I were a student in 2016.
Clearly, I get nostalgic around back to school time. But other than thinking about what essays I’d be writing, I also think about what outfits I’d be wearing as a student today. It’s such a fun thing to think about. Try asking yourself that question: What would you wear on your first day of a new school year, with the wardrobe and style sense you have today?
I likely would have worn something like this printed bomber jacket on my first day of school. I love making a statement and this printed jacket is definitely a statement piece. It’s also more of a lightweight jacket, which makes it a very easy wear.
This was one of those pieces that immediately caught my eye at the store (Jean Machine to be exact) but I didn’t buy it right then because of the price ($79.99). Then a few weeks later, I went back and they miraculously had one more left in my size and I knew it was fate. The price hadn’t changed but I had convinced myself to splurge on it, knowing it would be a truly unique addition to my closet as I had never owned anything like it before.
I happened to be wearing this violet high-neck dress from H&M ($14.99) at the time I tried on the jacket and took note of how well the two pieces work together. When I’m at work, I swap the Nike runners for some heels and bam — instant office look.
I named this look “Physical Graffiti” (inspired by my favourite Led Zeppelin album) for its bold, vivid print, and also because on my way to shoot this outfit, I saw these super-talented fellas taking a break from creating this masterpiece. Love the black cat in it!
Good luck to all my friends starting a new school year this week, both students and teachers! Hope to see you share your B2S outfits :)
Have a great one <3