1. Teach your pants some new tricks
These slim-fit slate gray 5-pocket pants pair with a blue blazer, a gray sweatshirt, or both.
2. Reinvent a staple
The ultimate compromise between playing hooky in denim and earning extra credit with a collar: the chambray button-down.
3. Eat a real breakfast
Three simple reasons you should rediscover oatmeal (steel cut—not instant): minerals, nutrients, and plenty of fiber.
4. Burn through your bedside book stack
The easiest speed reading trick in the book: Start on the third word of each line, and finish on the third word from the end. Peripheral vision will handle the rest.
5. Get buzzed (but sleep great)
French-press your own coffee and bring a thermos to work with you. But stop sipping after 12 p.m.—you'll sleep better.
6. Switch up your scent
7. Audit your pockets
The invigorating effect of crisp fall breezes comes at a cost: chapped lips. Stow away a supply of protection.