Personal Shopper: A Prep School Wardrobe for Laura K's Senior Year

Laura K. writes, "Okay so I'm a big fan of Outblush and have been since I was like twelve (which is a line that I know you've gotten about sixty times but it's true!), and I'm a tad apprehensive about sending in a personal request but I'm absolutely desperate now. I'm moving to a different school for my senior year and found out about the dress code yesterday, which while it may be cute doesn't really fit with my wardrobe like at all. The dress code for girls is skirts, shirts with a collar (either button down or not), and khakis. Basically I'm looking for prep school clothes that are a tad formal but still say teenager and make people actually want to talk to the new girl. And seeing as how I'm on a very low budget preferably no one article of clothing over $50. By the way you guys are really amazing and your site is bookmarked on every computer that I've ever used (just in case I can convert some people to the cult of Outblush 'cause I'm just that faithful ;)) Thanks a ton, Laura"

Laura, Janetor here: I love, love, love your idea of bookmarking Outblush on every computer you visit - readers, take note! Spread the cult of Outblush!

Anyhoo, I picked out a selection of basic, solid-color shirts and tops that are all under $50 and that you can mix & match for a bunch of looks. Add in fun accessories (if your dress code allows) and shoes to change things up. Good luck at your new school! We're rootin' for ya!

1 - Tommy Hilfiger Solid Camp Shirt ($25 on sale, in 4 colors)

2 - New York & Co. The Madison Shirt ($20 on sale, in 6 colors)

3 - New York & Co. Twist Neck Shirt ($20 on sale, in 6 colors)

4 - Express Striped Elite Stretch Crinkle-Collar Shirt ($30 on sale)

5 - Old Navy Cap-Sleeve Button Front Shirt ($23, in 6 colors)

6 - Gap Classic Khaki Pants ($44 on sale, in 4 colors)

7 - Old Navy Cotton Twill Wide-Leg Trousers ($32, in 4 colors)

8 - The Limited Exact Stretch Classic Flare Pant ($30-60 on sale, in 2 colors)

9 - Spiegel Luxe Corduroy Pencil Skirt ($49)

10 - Gap Classic Pencil Skirt ($50)

Frustrated in your search for that perfect leather handbag, red stiletto pump, or whatever makes your heart go thump in the night? Send us a request and we might do the shopping work for you in a future Personal Shopper feature!


Posted on 08.11.10 at 7:50 AM

Thanks for the tip and the great inspiration! Love those outfits!

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