School-boy Chic

FYI. From elementary through high school, the mundane uniforms I wore to school every day greatly constrained my fashion creativity. So, trends described as “school-boy” aren’t immediately appealing. But, I just have to say, if my uniform had looked like this, school could have been even more inspiring.

This look features grey, lightweight wool, pin-stripe vest and matching shorts. The vest is worn over a white button-down shirt complete with old-school stripe, navy and red tie. Black argyle tights and black cap-toe pumps add some feminine touches.
Vest—Banana Republic factory store Shorts—Banana Republic factory store Shirt—Gap Tie—Tommy Hilfiger via the Apex’s closet Tights—StilnovO via Marshalls Shoes—Nine West via Marshalls

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5 Comments

  1. Merita
    November 21, 2007 / 3:13 pm

    Wow! This is a timeless piece for me. Love the colors.

  2. November 21, 2007 / 3:16 pm

    Thanks Merita! And, I know you remember those uniforms.

  3. December 11, 2007 / 3:31 pm

    oooh could i use this image on my blog? i want to do a collage that shows different ways to wear a vest. i will credit you and link back! thx

  4. December 11, 2007 / 3:58 pm

    Certainly budget babe! Thanks for stopping by.