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  (Joseph Saraceno for The Globe and Mail)


(Joseph Saraceno for The Globe and Mail)

Rock your back-to-school look with these style must-haves Add to ...

Team players

You needn’t be sporty to rock a varsity jacket – everyone’s a winner in one of these collegiate classics. Besides having a charming retro appeal, their warm wool bodies (offset by contrasting sleeves) are perfect for keeping cozy on crisp fall days.

Photos by Joseph Saraceno for The Globe and Mail

From left: Roots NHL Award jacket, $528 at Roots (www.roots.com). Bluenotes varsity jacket, $55 at Bluenotes (www.bluenotes.ca). Obey Soto jacket, $169.99 through www.obeyclothing.ca.

Saved by the bell

Tardy slips will be a thing of the past with one of these bright alarm watches strapped to your kid’s (or your own) wrist.

From far left: Casio Baby-G watch, $99 at Hudson’s Bay (www.thebay.com). Roots Seymour watch, $40 at Roots (www.roots.com). Swatch Urban Hunter watch, $140 through www.swatch.com.

Pack to the future

Incorporating features such as separate laptop compartments, tablet sleeves and easily accessible pockets for items like earphones, today’s tech-friendly back packs make mobile connectedness a snap.

Clockwise from top: The North Face rucksack, $119.99 at Sporting Life (www.sportinglife.ca). Heys TechPac backpack, $59.99 at Hudson’s Bay (www.thebay.com). Ogio Newt backpack, $120 at Hudson’s Bay.

Sneak preview

Seen on the autumn runway at Chanel, the humble sneaker has been ordained this season’s shoe superstar. Some styles have been souped up via glittery exteriors or all-rubber compositions, while others are merely paragons of footwear comfort.

From far left: Nike Air Max 2014 sneaker, $210 at Hudson’s Bay (www.thebay.com). ALDO Flasch sneaker, $70 through www.aldoshoes.com. Converse All Star sneaker, $65 through www.converse.com. Diesel sneaker, $200 at Hudson’s Bay. New Balance sneaker, $99.99 at Sporting Life (www.sportinglife.ca).

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