(photo: courtesy of Refinery29)
Monday, September 26, 2011
Street Style Inspiration of the Day
I used to hate with a capital "H" my uniform in grade school. It was jumpers and button downs and sweater vests in a palette of grey and white and navy. But now, funny enough, when I think about what I gravitate toward, it's peter pan collars, that trusty Theory grey sweater vest, and a grey shift dress that seems pretty standard uniform when you really look at it. This pic just shows how adorable a "uniform" can actually be--and how you can dress it up in a way that makes it look anything but. The penny loafers are an ironic add-on and the belt is a nice touch too. Note the brown on top of a black dress...well played. The Peter Pan collar is a particular fave (see nearly every outfit that Alexa Chung wears) and that cardigan, well, we all love a cardigan. So excited to go all schoolgirl. It doesn't have to look lame, there's a way to make it cute--and stylish--yet.