Sure, thoughts of college applications and those terrifying tuition bills may be years away, but the university campus is still a great place for back-to-school style inspiration for kids. From plaids to penny loafers, we're channeling our inner coeds and rounding up the best in Ivy League-inspired fashion for little ones. Hit the books — in high style!
Ralph Lauren Layette Kids Vaughn Sneakers
Does it get any sweeter than these "mad for plaid" Ralph Lauren Kids kicks  ($20, originally $32) for your baby boy?
Petit Bateau Navy Double-Breasted Blazer
Keep cool on the walk home from school in Petit Bateau's Navy Double-Breasted Blazer  ($78) — equal parts college cool and nautical prep.
Oscar de la Renta Plaid Flannel Tie
A little boy needs just one tie  ($24, originally $55) in his closet . . . why not make it a really good one?
Lili Gaufrette Plaid Sleeveless Dress
Perfect for school or the party circuit, Lili Gaufrette's Plaid Sleeveless Dress  ($98) features an adorable drop waist and flounced hem.
J.Crew Girls' Schoolboy Blazer in Tipped Flannel
She'll look like mom's mini me in J.Crew's chic schoolboy blazer  ($148).
Petit Tresor Penny Loafers
The littlest loafers  ($39) around, these sweet suede shoes are just for babies age 3-6 months.
Zatchels Classic Chestnut Leather Satchel
An altogether refined way to transport school books, Zatchels' Classic Chestnut Leather Satchel  ($138) is a sophisticated alternative to the classic backpack.
Mayoral Gray Bear Jumper and Moleskin Pants
Could this be the cutest back-to-school ensemble  ($66) of all time? It's got our vote!
J.Crew Girls' Excursion Quilted Vest
Perfect for those in-between temperatures of early Fall, J.Crew's Excursion Quilted Vest  ($118) features go-with-everything navy and champagne stripes with a bright coral zip-pull.
Ralph Lauren V-Neck Cricket Cable Cardigan
Ralph Lauren's V-Neck Cricket Cable Cardigan  ($35, originally $50) will keep him cozy and looking like the epitome of collegiate cool.