School Girl Fashions

by - September 07, 2016

School Girl Fashions

Today I strapped on new book bags on my children and placed them with their new teachers and had to walk away and say goodbye. Time passes and it doesn't get any easier. The school year is filled with lots of homework, waking up early, and ironing uniforms. Its bittersweet because every time you drop them off another year has passed.

The fun parts of a new school year are the newness of all the clothes and school supplies, the crispy breeze through your hair, the brown crunchy leaves at your feet, and the ability to finally wear your cardigans.

I went to Catholic school my whole life and my children attend Catholic school so uniforms and plaid go hand in hand when the school year begins. It got me to thinking about what kids wore years before and what my research showed me was the kids have been rocking peter pan collars, cardigans, and plaid for decades. Frankly, I love it. I think you will too.

1960s college girl fashion
vintage 1950s college girl fashion
vintage 1950s college girl fashion
vintage 1950s school girl fashion sweater girl bobby socks saddle shoes
vintage school girl plaid skirt sweater girl style
70s school girl plaid skirt plaid wool fashion
70s school girl plaid skirt plaid wool fashion

Do school girl fashions make you giddy for marble notebooks and freshly sharpened pencils? There's something fresh about the beginning of a school year. I spent so many years in school that after a while September felt more like the start of a new year than New Year's itself. 

I also find uniforms and back to school fashions a precursor to the fall and in my book that's a great thing. I personally wish the fall lasted all year round than just the two months that we have it here in New York.

Do you like school girl fashions? If so, what is it that you like about it? If not, what don't you like about it?

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  1. I went to catholic school (k-8) but kinda hated the not so cute and drab grey plaid skirts I wore for so many years of my life. I also still cringe when I see a bow tie. And I just started wearing white buttons downs like a year ago after wearing them forever as a kid. Lol. But I still get so excited when September hits. It totally does feel like a new beginning for me still...not sure why. Maybe because I married a school teacher and relive it each September when he "goes back to school". I admire school girl fashions especially vintage ones and maybe I'll wear a 70s plaid skirt I've had stashed away when it gets a little cool out... <3