The #kidcore trend in kindergarten clothing and the re-release of Gossip Girl have rekindled interest in preppy style. Even those who have already received a diploma wanted to go to classrooms. Universities have been quarantined for a year and a half, and all that reminds us of college days are loafers with white socks and tailored horn-rimmed glasses.
The school year should start with the revision of “school” films and TV series. By September 1, get inspired by the preppy style and see how it has changed from the 1990s to the present day.
Gossip Girl (2021)
The concentration of the preppy style is beyond the norm. They decided to reshoot the 2007 series for new realities, including fashionable ones. In addition to uniform jackets and plaid skirts, schoolgirls wear LaQuan Smith translucent bodysuits, Christopher John Rogers ball gowns and Louis Vuitton bags.
The costume designer was Eric Daman – he also worked on the set of the original series, and also helped Patricia Field on “Sex and the City.” It’s worth a look at least for the sake of clothes.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Nobody wears costumes like Ethan Hawke and Robin Williams do in Dead Poets Society. It is worth learning from them a few stylistic tricks. Formal three-piece suits, chunky loafers and horn-rimmed glasses are real classics that don’t get any worse over the years. And it doesn’t depend on gender either.
“Witchcraft” / The Craft (1996)
Catholic school uniforms are one of the top trends for 2021 (and we’re not kidding). The main character is a rebellious girl, whose last hope for correction remained just in the school for diligent girls. As befits a real rebel, she pairs white shirts and plaid skirts with chains, rough boots and black eyeliner. Fans of e-girl style will definitely appreciate it. Former Tokio Hotel fans too.
This list would be incomplete without the classics starring Alicia Silverstone. Her plaid suits and crisp white socks still inspire designers today. Versace repeated the yellow suit, and Michael Kors dedicated the collection entirely to the main character. You can revise forever.
The Politician (2019)
A more modern take on form is in Ryan Murphy’s The Politician. The classics of the school wardrobe mingle with the rules of the political dress code as high school students stage their own election campaign. It is advised to start a career in politics in colored pantsuits and tweed jackets in the spirit of Jacqueline Kennedy. And always in “converse”.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
A 1782 French novel about social classes was moved to Manhattan High School. There Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar wear Prada polos and Dolce & Gabbana pantsuits, lace negligee dresses and snow-white shirts. Preppy aesthetics add hoops, cashmere sweaters and knee socks.
See also: “This is so awful, I want to see it”: Everyone talks about the wardrobe of the “Gossip Girl” remake.