Top 3 Apparel Trends to Try This Season

For your first day back to class, wear what’s trending this season from bold pops of colour to stylish everyday puffer jackets and cozy matching sets. Sporting Life is here to make back to school shopping a breeze, so you can get your wardrobe ready and make the statement you want. Read on for our top picks for each trend.

Matching Sets

Effortlessly cool and totally trendy, matching sets make getting dressed in the morning a no brainer.

Nike Men’s Club Crew Sweatshirt

A classic cut featuring an embroidered logo, this crew sweatshirt is made with super comfy fleece, making it an everyday essential. Ideal for cool to cold days, whether you layer it up or wear it alone, it will become an instant fave.

Nike Men’s Club Fleece Jogger Pant

Ultra-cozy thanks to the cotton-blend fleece, these jogger pants are designed with a slim, yet classic cut. The comfortable elastic waistband and adjustable drawstring, lets you personalize the fit, while the ribbed cuffs create a more tailored look.

The North Face Women’s Half Dome Pullover Hoodie

You’ll be super cozy on fall days in this hooded sweatshirt from The North Face. Featuring a water-based screenprinted logo graphic on the chest, a kangaroo pocket and raglan sleeves, you’ll want to wear this day in and out.

The North Face Women’s Half Dome Fleece Sweatpant

From class to study hall, get comfy with these fleece sweatpants, which feature an elastic waistband, and an adjustable drawstring. Designed with elastic cuffs and hand pockets, it will be one of your go-to back-to-school outfits.


This bold trend is all about contrasting colours, whether they’re subtle or bold, it’s all about creating an eye-catching outfit.

Patagonia Women’s Lightweight Synchilla® Snap-T® Fleece Pullover Sweater

Made from recycled polyester fleece, this breathable midweight sweater is designed to be layerable, making it perfect for crisp autumn days. Featuring Patagonia’s signature four-snap placket, stand-up collar and contrasting chest pocket flap, you can also feel good knowing it’s fair-trade certified sewn.

Cotopaxi Men’s Teca Half-Zip Windbreaker Jacket

For drizzly walks to school or windy weekend hikes, this windbreaker is packable and weather-resistant, making it a layering essential. Ready for whatever the weather has in store, the bold colours make this a statement-making piece for your back-to-school wardrobe. 

Cotopaxi Women’s Teca Fleece Pullover Top

Stand out from the crowd in this multi-hued fleece pullover with bright colour-blocking details. Made from 100% recycled fleece, the jacket features a classic snap opening, welt hand pockets and it can be worn alone or as a midlayer, making it a cozy addition to your closet.

Cotopaxi Unisex Teca Half-Zip Windbreaker Jacket

Make a serious statement in this vibrant windbreaker jacket, designed to be weather-resistant thanks to the durable water repellent finish. With a fixed hood, back panel ventilation and  kangaroo pocket, it’s highly packable, making it easy to pop into your backpack in case of rainy days.

The Puffer

An outerwear staple that merges fashion with function, this winter coat trend is one that’s here to stay.

The North Face Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

With its unmistakable boxy silhouette, this puffer jacket is built for both the city and mountains. The colourbocked and quilted exterior has a water repellent finish, ensuring you’ll be dry and comfortable from morning to night. Insulated with responsibly-sourced goose down for warmth, it also features a stowable hood, dual side pockets and an adjustable hem.

The North Face Men’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

From chilly walks to school to weekend hikes, this puffer is built for cold and wet conditions. With its iconic boxy silhouette, original shiny ripstop fabric and stowable hood, it has all the features of a fashion-meets-function jacket. The goose down insulation will keep you cozy, while the water repellant finish means you’ll be dry all-day long.

The North Face Men’s Aconcagua 2 Jacket

Named after the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, this stylish puffer jacket from The North Face is a hybrid water repellent style, made with responsibly sourced down and Heatseeker insulation, ensuring you’re both warm and dry. From your phone to your keys, you’ll be able to keep your valuables safe, with the handy chest and hand zip pockets.

The North Face Women’s Aconcagua Jacket

For a flattering puffer fit, look no further than this stylish version from The North Face. Created with natural and recycled synthetic insulations, its warmth-to-weight ratio is designed to maintain body heat, so you’ll be cozy on cool days. Featuring wind-resistant fleece, water repellent finish and handwarmer pockets, it’s the ultimate fall jacket.

Check out our complete Back to School Guide to shop everything you need to head back to class in style.