We’re no Justin Bieber, but we do receive our fair share of fan letters! A few months ago, we got an e-mail from 13-year-old Andrea, who mentioned that she’d love to see a post for girls her age about school-appropriate outfits with a retro flair.
So, the ModStylists fashioned three fabulous ensembles, and included their essential style tips. We kept in mind the need for practical shoes, bags tough enough to deal with the heaviest of homework loads, and clothes cute enough to circumvent any dress codes (Andrea’s school dictates that skirts must be no shorter than three inches from the knee, and sleeves must be at least 2.5-inches long).
Ready for your new sartorial lesson plan? Let’s go!
Tip #1: Focus on the visuals! Liven up an otherwise conservative outfit with fun details like colorful prints, snappy retro-inspired shoes, and different textures. As for accessories, what better than a classic schoolbag like the Upwardly Mobile Satchel?
Tip #2: Sleeve lengths enforced at your school? No big. You can keep those strapless dresses and tank tops in your shopping cart, just wear them with a cute cardigan or layer a long-sleeved top under a sleeveless dress!
Tip #3: If your school also goes to lengths to dictate dress and skirt lengths, be sure to consult the length measurements provided for all our skirts and dresses! Also, bookmark our Longer Lengths section.
Tip #3: Add a punch of personality to your ensemble by mixing prints.
Tip #4: And as always you can chat, call, or email in with any style query! For more inspiration be sure to visit our Facebook page:
Do you have any tips of your own? Let’s hear ‘em!