I still remember when the movie Clueless hit cinemas in 1995 I was instantly drawn towards the remarkable college look of the main protagonist Cher and her best friend Dionne. Classy, sophisticated but nevertheless styled to the maximum and breaking out of the uniformity was their fashion credo which to me back then was a totally new and inspiring way of interpreting this look.
Since then the college look had many remarkable revivals. Forever unforgotten will be Britney Spear’s debut in “… Baby one more time.” – I loved her look so much back then.
Some fashion labels like for example Tommy Hilfiger even built a brand on the preppy college look and managed to establish themselves as the go-to-destination when looking for a college look outfit.
It is for sure that time has proven that this look is an evergreen and I am a fan ever since I created my 1st college look outfit.
As you surely know I am a great supporter of interpreting every trend in your own way and by doing so giving it a unique spin. Therefore, I tried to come up with a more street style inspired interpretation of the college look which I based on a lovely all over logo print blazer by Gucci, a denim by Adriano Goldschmied and black Gucci loafers with golden hardware. I loved the idea of wearing a boyfriend jeans with a shorter so you can see my socks – I think it makes the look more one of a kind and gives it the preppy yet street style appeal I was aiming for.
The socks I am wearing are from Falke and plain white but I can also imagine to style this look with red socks or even patterned ones if you want to go bolder and more fashion forward. I combined these pieces with a boyfriend cut white shirt by The Frankie Shop and a black Gucci belt matching the golden hardware of the loafers. Finally, I added quite feminine golden Dior earrings with letter and pearl details to break the rather masculine interpretation of the college look a little and am wearing my red Hermès Kelly bag which somehow reminds me of vintage school bags and therefore felt just right for this look.
I hope you like my way of styling the college look which is moving away from the classic skirt and blazer combination more into the street style direction and am hoping this inspired you to start your own college look revival!