Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Preppy Look One: Studying in Check

Outfit: Dress - Uniqlo; Blazer - Primark; Shoes and Tights -Topshop; Bag - Vintage; Necklace - Urban Outfitters

When the temperatures drop, leaves begin to fall and the morning air feels crisp and chilly, you know that Autumn has arrived. For many of us, this changing of season comes with the beginning of a new school year and the inevitable wardrobe dilemma of what to wear following months living in floaty fabrics with minimal attention paid. Whilst I am not returning to academic studies myself this year, over the last two years at college I always turned to the 'preppy' look whenever I was lacking in outfit inspiration, notably the blazer and dress combo similar to above.

This week my posts shall all be inspired by 'back to school' fashion. For the first of these, I have decided to wear one of my fail safe outfits - a checked dress and blazer. Whenever I have one of those days when no outfit seems to fit or look right, I always turn to a simple dress like this as they are comfy and require minimal effort. Pairing it with a blazer sharpens the look and gives the impression that serious consideration was paid when in reality the outfit was quite literally thrown together.

What are your favourite outfits to wear to school / college?


Barbara said...

nice outfit!! i love your bag!!

November Grey said...

OK. That bag is AWESOME.


November Grey

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

love this outfit, love the dress and the bag. the jacket looks great with it :)

Scrapbook de la Emma

Miranda said...

The whole look is great, I especially love the bag and jacket

Porcelain complexion said...

LOVE this combination and that bag is amazing!!

Lady Lipstick said...

I love the whole entire outfit but I have to say my favorite part is THE BAG! So cute!
PS--I also mentioned you in my interview over at Seven Style Notes so take a look!

Diana said...

PERFECT fall outfit! i love that you're doing back to school looks this week :) can't wait to see more!


Holly said...

Nice outfit. Love your dress, UNIQLO have loads of stylish check at the moment, in particular their flannel shirts. I love it :)

Catita said...

really cute school inspired outfit!

Anonymous said...

love the plaid!



Lady Lipstick said...

HEck yeah I mentioned you! I love this blog!
Ok it was so weird bc when I went to that vintage shop there were no lie about 25 black leather skirts! They were all $15. It was nuts, I had to try on about 10 just to figure out which one I liked!LOL


CC said...

Love the outfit! The blazer is fab. :)

Wrecked Stellar said...

I love the prep school vibe to this look - super cute!

ching said...

we have uniforms while we are in college.huhu but still comfy and girly. oh and i followed your blog.

ag. said...

i love that colour pink! you wear that outfit very well!

Megan said...

Your bag is AMAZING!

City Girl to Country Girl said...

I love the blog and I love your purse! :-)

City Girl to Country Girl

jamie-lee said...

I think this is a great failsafe outfit, something I definately would've worn to uni.

I found I liked to wear a loose dress, that nips in at the waist to give you a pit of shape, and with adraped cardigan and some oxfords with a low heel. That or jeans with a singlet and cardigan. My style has changed a bit since uni/"college" though x


Gorgeous Clara said...

nice bag!

dyane said...

love the outfit! especially the bag! :))

Emma said...

amazing bag, I really need one like that!


Cait said...

Like everyone else I LOVE that bag. My go to fall look is oversized tops cinched with funky belts.



Lay Rosa said...

Hi i love your bag and i follower you!

popdisorder said...

you look very nice :)