Even if you’ve traded the classroom for the boardroom, back-to-school shopping is still a great excuse to score some stylish steals. Today, we’ve got your cheat sheet to fashionable pieces that articulate the coming season’s top trends. Whether you’ll be on campus or on the town, our picks guarantee an A+ aesthetic. The Trend: Gray Matters Spotted on the runways of Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim, these separates feature one of fall’s hottest neutrals. We’d pair Zara’s shorts and sheer sweater with rock-and-roll booties for class. Wear Zara’s chic trousers and raglan-style top for an ideal office look. Price Tag: Shorts ($60), Sheer Sweater ($60), Trousers ($60), and Top ($50) from Zara The Trend: Color Block Continues Color blocking made appearances in both Rag & Bone and The Row’s fall collections. Evoke the sophisticated trend with an emerald shift from ASOS, adding sheer patterned tights and polished platforms. We also favor a sporty blue frock, ideal for sky-high booties. Price Tag: Love Shift Dress ($42) and River Island Dress ($84) from ASOS The Trend: Street Chic Tinley Road’s mini lends an edge to animal-friendly vegan leather. Pair it with layered tees, your boyfriend blazer, and over-the-knee boots. Blank’s vegan leather-trimmed pant evokes the trend for the office, tailor made for an architectural jacket and pumps. Price Tag: Skirt ($69) and Pants ($34) from Piperlime The Trend: Topped With Olives Make like Prabal Gurung and Reed Krakoff by selecting earthy shades of green outerwear. Our next bargain, H&M’s cropped twill jacket, begs for studded stilettos and your favorite concert tee. Toss on the retailer’s minimalist coat over a mini, then add motorcycle boots and a statement bag. Price Tag: Jacket ($50) and Coat ($60) from H&M The Trend: Digital Revolution Closing with a lesson in abstract art, we suggest styling Topshop’s cool zip waist frock with platform booties and fringed accessories. Play up another digitally-designed dress with a solid bright bag and heels. Price Tag: Zip Waist Dress ($72) and Midi Dress ($70) by Topshop for Nordstrom All images via individual retailers.