Back to School Chic 1972

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The Young You: Alive, agile, active. Bursting with energy. And having a happy time walking your baby back home in spirited threesome. Camel jacket, pants, and black rib blouse with stand-up collar, in Trevira knit. By Kimberly Threesome.

The first few weeks of September, no matter what age you are, bring with them a sense of excitement and new beginnings. Though we are often desperate to carry on summer's sense of relaxation, it's inevitable that some of the weather changes and 'back-to-school' energy gets to us. This Harper's Bazaar editorial from September 1972 perfectly captures this - beautiful mother's taking their kids to school with smiling faces and perfect transitional clothes.

Shelley Smith and an unknown model photographed by Otto Stupakoff, with hair Christiaan, from Harper's Bazaar, September 1972.


A really good sport—pantsuit. Always looking right and relaxed, doing errands around home or taking in the sights on the roam. Shirtjacket, in Scotney Mills' natural camel hair. Grey flannel pants fit and flare. Twosome, by Schnell Sports for Ernst Strauss.


(L) The Classic Kind: Simple and smashing. Taking to town in sure stride. Fluid and flowing. Three easy pieces by Giorgini. (R) Camel peppered with plaid outfit says something special about you. Topper, pants, turtleneck all by Emily M. at Franklin Simon.


(L) The Neutral Knack: A wonderful way to look soft and sensational. All peaches and cream. Sweater, crepe blouse, wool skirt all designed by Patti Cappallo for Addenda. The verve of cotton velvet (right). Over touch-me turtleneck in blend of Angora, nylon and lamb's wool and wool pants. Designed by Patti Cappallo for Addenda. (R) The vim of a vest. Pig suede, side-buckling over dolman sleeve acrylic sweater. Pants. By Gunter for Project 2.


(L) The Camel Clan: Clothes so casual and comfortable you will want to live in them first day of school 'til last. All in the camel family—fly-font jacket with billowy knit dolman sleeves and wool check pants. By Victor Joris for Cuddlecoat. Jacket, pants by Twosome. (R)  Straight and narrow pantsuit. Very zippy in Warren of Stafford's Woolmark wool, loomed in America. By Gare. 


(L) The Softest Sell: Lovable camels as gentle as a child's touch. So comfy and cozy you won't want to take it off—Young Pendleton's three-piece outfit. (R) Capping off the season—trompe l'oeil cap-sleeve dress. Always on the go with printed wool challis sleeves matched to ascot, attached to wool flannel jersey dress. By Adele Simpson.

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