Since I attended a Catholic high school I simply cannot look at a white button down (even one with tuxedo detailing and a tunic shape) as anything other than my former typical school uniform.
Thankfully, schoolboy or schoolgirl chic is timeless and easily updated. Here I’m wearing black dress pants, a white button down and knit sweater with leather elbow patches for my work-day look.
Since my office is an ICEBOX the sweater definitely helps to keep me from loosing a limb to frostbite at my desk 😉
To pump up the school age look I added in a gold hairpin from Henri Bendel (similar here).