The School Girl Trend 2012
What Mad Men's Sally Draper might wear her senior year: scholarly oxford collars, checkered skirts, and high-heeled loafers with attitude aplenty.
Although they offer a more geek chic option, this particular line covers all the cliques, while also providing a blank slate for you to master your own style.There’s no real limit to how you can inject a little bit of schoolgirl innocence – or mischievousness – into an outfit come fall. But here are some of the elements that can kickstart a look, and ones you can easily mix into your wardrobe. Then there’s the Gossip Girl generation. Again, boldly preppy is another vision of schoolyard chic but one that’s been explored thoroughly in recent years.School girl fashion bringing in an 80s edginess, mixing softness of prints with shiny and vibrant colours and textures. Lauren Moffatt’s fall 2012 presentation actually took place in a classroom setting: her collection, “inspired by the innocent and classically undone style of a school-girl”, was brimming with pleats and peter-pan collars and lace-up shoes.
But away from the short skirts and socks there were plenty of outfits that were more to the elegant side, taking as rebellious school girl to the school dance after dark. And speaking of school dances, DSquared2 hosted one of the retro variety with their fall 2012 runway show. Cigarettes in hand and bouffant hairstyles on heads, these girls were 1960s ladylike all over but with an edge of delinquent. Swathed in sparkling costume jewels and bubblegum colours, they were senior students dressing as ladies but acting like girls.
A varsity jacket and skinny cigarette pants can channel the rebeliousness of the rockabilly 50s, or the clean, modern and androgynous lines of the now. In 2012 the mix of inspirations is a huge one, and you don’t have to stick to replicating just one era – or one type of girl.
Since you don’t want to actually be mistaken for a schoolgirl skipping class, mix in some leather, statement jewellery, prints or vibrant colour to boldly differentiate.
The School Girl trend at So In Fashion
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