Are You Too Cool For School? Fashion Inspiration From Your School Days
They say that distant memories of your childhood remain with you forever. And your school life is a major part of those sweet, innocent recollections. While you dug your nose in those castles of books and homework, little did you know that your life then, would affect your fashion sense now. You were a fashionista, and it’s time to reminisce by bringing back those memoirs through the world of fashion. We give you fashion inspiration from your school days, because you know they were the best days of your life!
SATCHELS AND BACKPACKS
Your satchels and backpacks that carried bundles of heavyweight textbooks were probably the trendiest bags you ever owned. Of course, they were just a burden then. Now, carry long-strapped satchels in tan, black or even pop colours for those afternoon outings. Your schoolgirl backpack can be transformed into so many versatile styles: hippie backpacks with tassels hanging from the back, punk-chic with badges of your fave rock bands, blinged version with studs, and other cool paraphernalia to personalise this cherished piece that was such a huge part of your school life.
UBER COOL PATTERNS
All the latest trends that are hot on the runaway in present times were a staple style back in the day. Take the patterns of your uniform, for example. So much inspiration is derived from what you wore in school – plaids, tartans and tweeds were an integral part of a school’s uniform. When you see racks of chequered shirts and pants, tweed jackets and breezy striped shirts in not only high street but luxury designer stores, you know you have so much to thank your school for!
FLIRTY HAIR BANDS
Oversized, delicate, zigzags, florals: you wore them all, you wore them well, and you will continue to don pretty feminine hair bands just like you did as a little girl. Hair accessories play a great role in completing the look of an outfit, and hair bands make you look totally cute and girly, if you’re in that mood.
Don’t you just love getting your nerd mode on with quirky, oversized frames? Guess what, they weren’t too cool for school – because that’s where it all began. Those bifocals you acquired due to too much TV-watching have only just become a trendy addition to your accessories collection.
BLAZERS ON SKIRTS
If you thought blazers were synonymous to men’s fashion, you clearly forgot (or weren’t a part of) boarding schools located in gorgeous landscapes, where chilly winters existed throughout the year. Blazers were your best friends then. And now you embrace this style like it’s your own. Indeed, it is, now that you think of it. You did in fact spend most of your childhood in it!
The strappy, closed black pair of shoes you wore every day for over ten years of your life, yes picture it in your head now. They prove to womankind that ugly ducklings can turn into beautiful swans. Whether it’s the classic black type in block heels or glittery mary janes, these babies never fail to look fabulous on your graceful feet.
We got you thinking, didn’t we? Share your first childhood fashion memory with us in the comment box below.