I love that this month's Everybody, Everywear challenge is back to school. Granted, I'm in denial about the crispness in the air in the morning (it'll be 80 degrees later today, who needs a sweater?) but the sense of renewal fall brings definitely comes from back to school. It's sort of nice. It's also sort of nice to not have to spend all my money on textbooks.
I've long been a fan of collegiate and prep school looks from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. And look at these adolescent dapper dans in the 1960s--I'm proud to say I went here for high school, but, you know, way after the girls were separated from the boys and told to take five years to complete the rigorous English program.
I love suspenders, plaids, and saddle shoes, but more often than not, I tend to think of my style as [sometimes] sexy schoolmarm. Hence, the sweater clips.