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10 fashion buys to rock the college-cool off-duty look

First came Miu Miu, then came a whole gamut of designers to get you properly schooled for this season’s radical collegiate, campus-inspired looks. Here are 13 items cherry-picked for your consideration
 

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Just when you’re about done with the traditional old-school ways of your wardrobe, Pre-fall’s version is British boarding school meets American high school. Think less coordinated: pair prim-and-proper with preppy...

 

1. Miu Miu’s lambskin Cap Lambskin cap (price unavailable) from Miu Miu.

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When you’re going for a baseball game, and you don’t feel like channelling frat boy.

 

2. Gucci appliqued leather and wool varsity jacket, US$3,685, from Net-a-porter.com.

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Once a classic wardrobe staple for your younger college days, Alessandro Michele’s spin has a fresh kick that’ll look as good with a silk dress or crisp shirt.

 

3. Sinequanone polyester cotton skirt, $259, from Robinsons The Heeren.

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Smashing the illusory castle that cute pleated skirts can only come in plaid, ours here comes in a honeycomb print with gold accents.

 

4. Tome taffeta midi skirt, US$981, from Net-a-porter.com.

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Ladylike skirts are always screaming for someone to discover its unexplored edge. Pair this skirt with your boyfriend’s shirt or a classic pair of Vans.

 

5. Whistles Claudia cotton linen shirt, $229, from Robinsons The Hereen.

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I mean, need we really emphasize?

 

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6. Viscose pullover, $35.90, from Pull and Bear.

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This is for the American high school part of the collegiate project, just in case you couldn’t tell at first sight.

 

7. Nappa leather and suede sneakers (price unavailable) from Coach.

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If Nancy Drew traded her court shoes for sneakers, this would be it. Save the basic sneakers for someone else.

 

8. Polyester Varsity Racer jacket (price unavailable) from Coach.

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A little more old school but still strangely appealing, this fuss-free option is a purist’s dream come true.

 

9. Embroidered polyester Varsity Souvenir jacket (price unavailable) from Coach.

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… And then there was the other sister: like preppy had a baby with prim-and-proper.

 

10. Vichy studded, cotton kitten heels, $2,670, from Miu Miu.

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These kitten heels come studded with rock chick studs and heirloom-like jewels for you to channel the little girl that had ransacked her rich grandmother’s closet.

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