Not all cliches are worth avoiding. And not everything in your “get rid of pile” should be given away. Weird advice? But very true.
School Girl, or prep, done right is fun and a little cheeky, as well as classic. (Tory Burch has made a career of this fact.) Pairing a great sweater with a plaid skirt? It doesn’t have to be cliche. And amazing and fun shoes aren’t the only way to do it–though I think amazing shoes always help. Classic combos are classic for a reason. Cliches become fun when you make them your own.
For me, with a school girl or preppy look, it’s in the details. Like necklines and colors. Hair and make-up. And of course, amazing shoes. Perfect for work, or after work.
I stand by the statement that not everything in your “to-go” pile needs to go. This vintage skirt was my moms. And clearly, the moths loved it too. And while that may be a deal breaker for some, I don’t mind when my vintage is a little beat up. This skirt is still a stunner-deep plaid, soft wool, and just the right length. Give away the things that no longer serve you, but don’t be afraid to keep pieces that fit perfectly (you and your life), even if they’re a little flawed.
These are the questions I have. How do you school girl twist? Or take a fashion cliche and make it your own? Also, what do you keep that’s a little worn?
I’d really love to know!
Similar items to my own school girl twist are linked below. Happy shopping!
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