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What to Wear with The School Uniform Skirt

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Twelve little girls in two straight lines
Walked down the street in rain or shine
And the littlest girl was Madeline.

Well, your little girl isn’t little anymore. She walks down the street with her head down typing text, her ears plugged in to an ipod, her peripheral vision on congregating boys. She has a vocabulary you couldn’t imagine at her age and plans. The only aspect that hasn’t changed is the now frustrating limitations of private school uniforms. That damn uniform skirt simply must be worn. How to distinguish oneself becomes an increasing challenge.

Kookie and Fun

Grace wears this with a crayon yellow blouse and pearls or, on weekends, a black crewneck and her leather pants. She thinks of the graphics as iconic but also just aesthetically pleasing. And amusing, of course.

Union Jack Mickey Pullover with round neckline, long raglan sleeves, ribbed trimming; French terry knit. Lightweight. Cotton with a smidge of polyester. Machine washable. $19.80

Mod Geo Tights-20 denier. Features a solid top. Elasticized waist. Lightweight. $7.80

Asos Smart Front Lock Bag - A bright red moc croc bag crafted of leather look fabric. Front strap with twist lock fastening, twin grab handles, adjustable crossbody strap. Spacious interior with zip top closure, zippered pocket on the back wall. Contrast lining. $64.71

How to Make Military Chic

Sara color blocked way ahead of the trend. She would no more wear a white blouse with this than-well, it would simply be a lost opportunity. Sara’s thinking of buying red boots this year. Color makes her happy.

At Attention Vest - Soldier style buttons, hook and eye front closure, flared bottom hem. Cotton/polyester. Hand wash. Fully lined $44.99

Textured Woven Shirt - Sea Foam. The point is color! It’s a waste to wear this vest with plain white. Try a blouse with bowed collar or even ruffles at neck and sleeves. Features stitch details and a v-shaped back yoke. Traditional collar. Full button placket. Long button cuffed sleeves. Lightweight. 100% polyester. Can be hand washed. $19.80

Gwyneth by Lillybee - Luscious mustard colored wedges (1.5” stacked wooden wedge) with suede uppers and leather insole. Whole sizes only with the exception of 9.5. Available in 8 colors. $168.00

Femininity

Emily likes to look like a girl. She was the first to wear earrings. Even her lingerie is lacey. Never flamboyant, she’s drawn to skirts and floral patterns. Her sheets are floral.

Lace Collar Pullover by Yellow Bird - Acrylic/cotton/nylon/wool/viscose. Can be hand washed. $88.00 (There are also a lot of separate fabric and beaded collars out there this year that can be worn with crew neck sweaters.)

Peony Printed Tights by Hansel from Basel- Navy based. Nylon. Hand wash. $20.00

Contemporary Style

Terry is thinking of going into fashion. She invariably mixes something really interesting with classics. Conscious of line and silhouette, she finds this sweater “intriguing.” You wonder at her sophisticated thinking.

Sportmax Panerea Leather Trim Chunky Knit - Canary yellow cotton blend. Zip fastening at the shoulder, asymmetric, cross-over hem at front, ribbed cuffs and hem. Neck trim 100% leather. On sale $182.00

Woven Scarf - Features tribal print pattern and finished ends. 40” x 40”. 100% polyester. Can be hand washed. $7.80 A way to vary outfits with only an accessory.

Cambridge Satchel - Premium leather. Flap front with twin pin buckle closure, patch pocket at the front, card holder, silver-tone metal rivets, grab handle and adjustable shoulder strap. Handmade. $229.91

Cool

Sandra is so cool she doesn’t know she’s cool. In a graphics phase at the moment, she chose the sweater for its insouciant worldliness. Life, she thinks, should be lived in bold strokes. She’s interested in politics.

Asos Leather Backpack with Pointed Flap - Smooth main with flap closure, concealed press stud fastening, short grab handle at the top, slim adjustable shoulder straps. Spacious inner compartment with pull fastening at the top, contrasting lining and a zippered pocket. Burgundy $93.67

City Block Pattern Sweater - Wool and mohair longline sweater features contrast pattern of “Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, London.” Round Neckline, long raglan sleeves, ribbed trim. Relaxed fit. Machine wash. $22.80

Aldo Nennia Strap Wedge Ankle Boots - Canvas upper, leather-look trims, and plastic sole – just for the season. Cross-over strap design in the back, metal eyelets, pin buckle fastening, round toe and flat sole with concealed wedge heel and texture tread. $85.15

Conservatively Arty

Julia will never be flashy. She has her own very distinctive style. And pays attention to details. Julia likes museums and galleries. The family asks her to wrap presents.

Fancy in the Afternoon Sweater - Faux ascot sweater is a bit retro, a bit mod. Looks like a girl without the irritating frills. Like wearing a drawing. 100% cotton. Unlined. $39.99

Lara by Jack Levine - No sacrifice of comfort for looking fashionable. Classic styling, updated color. Bright suede blue and black pointed toe flats with bow and seam detailing. Suede upper, leather insole, leather sole. .75” leather wrapped heel. Whole sizes only. $265.00

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