Back-To-School Style Inspiration: Post-Grad Plaid & More!
Read on for ideas on how to channel prep school without looking like you’re actually headed to chemistry class.
Plaid Pleated Skirt ($45)
Plaid skirts shouldn’t be relegated to prep school uniforms—simply pair this version with heels and a sophisticated blouse for an outfit that’s far from childish.
Lola Leather Pumps ($320)
Don’t be afraid to wear white well past summer—these elegant pumps are a fantastic way to incorporate the crisp hue into your fall shoe collection.
Leather Rucksack ($248)
Backpacks may be a classroom staple, but this posh leather version is suitable for those already wielding a high school diploma.
This chunky gold watch is the perfect finishing touch to any preppy ensemble.
Stylishly shield the sun with these John Lennon-inspired shades.
Give your outfit a classic touch with this timeless red nail polish.
These pinstripe pants can be made office-appropriate with heels or weekend-ready with sneakers a la our street style inspiration.
Quantum Jacket ($135)
Toss on this military-inspired topper to add a dose of borrowed-from-the-boys chic to any ensemble.
A sleeveless button-up keeps you simultaneously cool and polished.
Textured Dot Tie ($155)
A schoolboy outfit is not complete without a tie. We love the polka dots on this iteration, as they lend a hint of femininity to the mannish piece.
Leather Belt ($13)
Follow in Karolina’s footsteps and team pinstripe pants with a basic leather belt like this one from H&M.
These slip-ons are as comfy as they are stylish—a winning combination if you ask us.
Madison Sadie Flap Satchel ($498) in Spectator Saffiano Leather
With its structured, briefcase-like shape and minimalist hardware, this masculine satchel is in perfect keeping with the schoolboy look.