I was one of the few students at my Catholic school who actually liked their uniform. I liked it so much that I would lounge around in it after school, my legs propped up on the armrest of the couch while watching Nickelodeon. My mom would get home after 5 and ask why I still had it on. I thought it was cute.
I think it’s difficult for women past the age of 20 to wear a plaid skirt without looking like a delusional wannabe schoolgirl or like you just got back from a My Chemical Romance concert.
I think the large pleats and subtle plaid on this skirt has the right amount of maturity for my age and style. A satin top with a high neckline (no plunging white button ups here) and pointy flats creates a wearable girly grunge look, which speaks to Catholic school girl Leah.
And when all else fails, I can just throw on some combat boots and trot off to a Babymetal concert. Death to 25.