Despite the fact that I just turned 25 last week, most of the time I still feel like a disgruntled teen. Maybe that’s why I have such an affinity for school girl clothing. Not in a weird fetish or porno kind of way, but in the same way that I’ve always been fascinated by the private school uniforms that I never got to wear.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always envied kids who got to wear the same thing every day. Especially when the outfit comprised of kilts, knee high socks, button down shirts and a good sweater. Aside from the knee socks, all of the items play an integral part in my wardrobe, and the way I love to dress the most.
My mother, an artist turned fashion guru, never quite understood my attraction to such classic pieces of American sportswear that involved a collegiate twist. “What’s with the preppy look?” she would always ask with a quizzical look. In grade eight, I dressed up as a Private School Girl to attend my school’s Halloween dance – is the obsession coming through clearly enough yet?
The newest additions to my school girl wardrobe came from the opening party of Sauvage‘s new Queen West location. The bag is a black leather backpack-style handbag, with sleek black pony hair flaps by Jas M.B. from London. The cropped cable knit sweater is by Endlich Ballerina, and is a piece I’ve practically lived in since I first picked it up.
Here, I’ve layered the sweater over a black and white galaxy-print chiffon top by Helmut Lang that I found at Fashionably Yours. Paired with my Bodkin kilt from Rac boutique, and vintage varsity jacket that I found while visiting my brother in Germany. Some might think a 25 year old shouldn’t dress like they’re still in high school, but, just like an angsty teen would say, “I don’t care.”
What I Wore: vintage varsity jacket from Germany, Endlich Ballerina sweater from Sauvage, Helmut Lang top from Fashionably Yours, Bodkin kilt from Rac boutique, Jas M.B. bag from Sauvage, vintage boots.
(Images by Liam Philley)