School Girl.

I decided to revamp my style when I graduated from elementary to middle school. Out went the “Kick Like a Girl” t-shirts and Umbro shorts conducive for recess kick ball, and in came heeled loafers, sweater sets, and lots of skirts with prints very similar to this dainty daisy skirt I’m sporting here. It was sixth grade and my logic was: I am practically an adult and need to dress the part. Wearing a skirt every day was my declaration I was ready for all the things adulthood would bring: algebra, a locker, and maybe a boyfriend.

So I feel all the nostalgia wearing this retro red daisy skirt with a cropped halter sweater and a pair of very 90s mules (last seen here during my Aerosmith phase). Reminds me of getting dressed all those mornings in sixth grade, ready to take on the world and get the prime seat in the lunch room.

ashley from lsr in a black cropped sweater and daisy skirt with black mules
Like Mynded sweater (similar here and here) // Gifted skirt (similar here and on sale here) // ASOS shoes (similar here and here) // Madewell bracelets // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr in a black cropped sweater and daisy skirt with black mules
Like Mynded sweater (similar here and here) // Gifted skirt (similar here and on sale here) // ASOS shoes (similar here and here) // Madewell bracelets // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr in a black cropped sweater and daisy skirt with black mules
Like Mynded sweater (similar here and here) // Gifted skirt (similar here and on sale here) // ASOS shoes (similar here and here) // Madewell bracelets
ashley from lsr in a black cropped sweater and daisy skirt
Like Mynded sweater (similar here and here) // Gifted skirt (similar here and on sale here) // Madewell bracelets // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr in a black cropped sweater and daisy skirt with black mules
Like Mynded sweater (similar here and here) // Gifted skirt (similar here and on sale here) // ASOS shoes (similar here and here) // Madewell bracelets
ashley from lsr in a black cropped sweater and daisy skirt with black mules
Like Mynded sweater (similar here and here) // Gifted skirt (similar here and on sale here) // ASOS shoes (similar here and here) // Madewell bracelets // Ray-Ban sunglasses

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As for that little sixth grade skirts-only style rule? I stuck with it until Christmas break, at which point I begged Santa for nothing but jeans and tennis shoes. While it was a great experiment in extreme style makeovers, it also taught me that a little moderation (and variety) never hurts. Give me a skirt now and then, but there’s nothing wrong with jeans and/or a sporty vibe.

kcfw logoIn exciting news, Kansas City Fashion Week kicks off for me tomorrow night! (Rooftop runway show, heyyyyyyy.) I’ll be posting all about it next week here on LSR, but you can follow along for real-time action via my Instagram and Twitter. And if you’re local, you can still buy tickets to all the shows!

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153 Comments

  1. This look totally reminds me of 90’s school style in the best way. I’m loving that top! You sounds like the most stylist little middle schooler! I had the opposite style… I was all about the high waist Calvin Klein jeans (from Marshalls, boys section), really terrible frizzy hair, and massive glasses. Yeah, I didn’t have my first boyfriend until high school.

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    1. I was like the only person dressing up, so I stuck out like a sore thumb, hahahahaha. Not sure how stylish it was- but I tried…? And I hear you re: frizzy hair. Girlfriend, I was with ya!

  2. That skirt is adorable. I was in much less attractive clothing in middle school – we had a uniform and all. I believe they called the dress a jumper back then and it wasn’t very trendy haha. It is definitely amusing looking at pictures though! And I totally agree – sporty looks rock.

    FashionEdible

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