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



  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.