1. Pencil skirts: This fall, write your own style essay in a curve-hugging, streamlined, versatile pencil skirt. Wanna ditch with the edgy crowd? Pair it with a graphic tee and ankle booties, or try a pencil skirt in denim or leather. Hoping to impress that cute babe from history class? Wear a high-waisted skirt with a cropped top and strappy heels. Planning to join student government? Tuck in a flowy blouse and add round-toed pumps.
2. Polo shirts: A classic polo shirt may conjure images of style-cramping school uniforms, but with a little ingenuity (and a progressive dress code), a polo graduates from "passing" to "excellent." The trick is to pair the polo with unexpected accents. Ultra-feminine skirt and shoes offset the sportiness. Or, look for a patterned polo shirt and pair with distressed denim.