Wish you were headed back to school? Look the part with our 14 green academia-inspired looks and score an A+ in Sustainable Fashion 101. For more eco-friendly takes on classroom chic, revisit our 2010 back-to-school guide.
With its thigh-skimming plaid skirt, double-breasted anchor buttons, and prim (but not prissy) collar-and-ascot combo, this bookish yet playful 1960s minidress gets our vote for “Most Likely to Succeed.:
REBEL FOR A CAUSE
Tennis, anyone? Work that on-the-court swagger with a classic V-neck, cabled pullover. Try People Tree’s fair-trade, hand-knit Birkbeck jumper on for size or pick from the vintage options that abound online.
If traditional wool blazers leave you underwhelmed, this cropped vintage number from the 1980s is an A-grade alternative. It’s also cruelty-free, which means you won’t draw the ire of the PETA club when you stroll past the lockers.