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There’s something about elbow patches that always reminds us of walking around campus as the leaves fall and retreating to the library to study for midterms. Whether on a blazer, sweater, or long-sleeved top, they completely emote a collegiate vibe – and we’ve come to adore the equestrian-cool staple. In order to help you maximize your wardrobe for back to school, we’ve taken the very adorable (and patch-adorned) Madewell Colorblock Heartnote Sweater ($72) and styled it up three ways, for three days of classes. Click through now to see and shop our looks.
Boy Meets Girl…
This look is boy-meets-girl at its best. Layer your sweater with a chambray button-up, then add a cheeky plaid bow tie. Skinny twill jeans will flatter your figure, while a classic pair of oxfords will pull your menswear-inspired look together.
Madewell Colorblock Heartnote Cardigan ($72), MiH Jeans Oslo Twill Skinny Jeans ($200), J.Crew Selvedge Chambray Shirt ($98), Topshop Maths Tan Leather Brogues ($60), Brooks Brothers Plaid Bow Tie ($55)
Crisp Fall Day…
This is as good a time as any to break out a pair of tweed shorts – the silhouette is great for the still-warm weather, but the fabric says “crisp Fall day” rather than “day at the beach.” Pair your cardigan with a silky printed blouse and ankle boots, then accessorize with a wide-brimmed wool hat and colorful satchel for school.
Madewell Colorblock Heartnote Cardigan ($72), Reiss Ava Wide-Brim Trilby Hat ($105) Tucker Printed Silk Georgette Top ($299), Alice + Olivia Tweed Shorts ($157, originally $261), Rag & Bone Leighton Leather Ankle Boots ($495), Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather Satchel ($1,995)
Dress it up…
Dress up your sweater with a brightly colored tank and printed miniskirt – the bold hue will add intrigue, especially when paired with a print. Add stacked heels and a polished leather satchel, and feel free to pop on a pair of tights if the weather calls for them.
Madewell Colorblock Heartnote Cardigan ($72), Kain Campbell Silk and Linen Tank ($180) Maje Jacquard Skirt ($280), KORS Michael Kors Kimber Platform Sandal ($325), West Coast Wardrobe Batchel Satchel ($57)
Which look is your favorite?
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