I saw this Fashionista walking through campus and couldn’t help but stop her. Her outfit reminded me of the school uniform I am used to seeing around home. I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic about high school and middle school. Of course, the term schoolgirl brings to mind poorly fitting plaid skirts and rigid white polos or button-up shirts, but this Fashionista definitely has a different, up-to-date idea of the school uniform.
To get this modern school uniform look, try starting with the basics: a skirt. I personally love skirts with patterns, especially a floral one like this. While I love florals, you may not, so just pick a pattern that suits you. Another fun alternative would be stripes or even plaid for a vintage school uniform look. It’s really up to you to play around with your look. Of course, a good solid skirt is great to mix and match with any outfit. Try this one from Forever 21. Whatever choice you make for your skirt, make sure it is something you love and will feel confident in. Confidence is always in style!
Next, the top. While this Fashionista chose a sweater that suits her perfectly, there are many other options you could choose. I highly suggest a menswear-inspired blazer. A blazer is a great piece to have in your wardrobe; it is easy to dress down or up. In terms of this specific outfit, I believe it adds sophistication with a nod to prep school days.
Lastly, the accessories. I fully endorse this Fashionista’s decision to pair some tall socks with her boots. If you want to slightly change or utilize different pieces in your wardrobe, try a pair of heeled booties, like these from ASOS. Whatever your prep school style may be, remember to keep it personal and not a cliché.