As fall quickly approaches, I'm drawn to preppy looks that make me nostalgic for high school. Varsity jackets, sporty socks and graphic crewnecks all come to mind. When I spotted this Fashionista strolling through Rittenhouse, I knew I needed to photograph her updated jock inspired style. Her look is mismatched, but held together by a school spirit-esque crimson. Her graphic crewneck is cozy and kept interesting by a bold chunky necklace and a slight arm party of bangles that work perfectly with her shorts.
Accessories make this outfit. Especially her sporty socks topped with a lime detail paired perfectly, imperfectly with her blue and white Keds. A cross-body bag replaces the classic high school backpack keeping the look updated for college.
To get this Fashionista's look, get inspiration from your high school alma mater. I'm biased towards crimson, white and red plaids (go Tartans!). For crewnecks I'm partial to KarmaLoop's funky selection, and fell in love with this crimson beauty. To take the prep factor up a notch, add a plaid button-up like this one from Urban Outfitters. Add any chunky necklace tucked under the collar like this Fashionista for an extra pop. If this look is a bit too bold for you, substitute printed shorts for Levi's. For socks, I reccommend this cheeky pair from Married to the Mob.
Even if your style has changed immensely from your high school years, you can still find inspiration from your high school wardrobe – even if it comes from Abercrombie & Fitch hoodies and Ralph Lauren polos. Update those old pieces for a nostalgic look fit for Varsity fashion.