One of the best advice my mother ever gave me wasn’t about boys; it wasn’t about how to be happy and successful or about how to always look on the bright side of life. It was simple and trite: “When winter comes, hide under a few layers.” And I’ve discovered it works for about any season.

Good thing that the fashion circles finally realized it too and now we can be both warm and trendy. The last inclination among celebrities and, indeed, on the catwalk is something you probably tried back in your school years but with great displeasure and tedium. The shirt-under-dress is back but now for grown-up girls with a good style sense.

If you are still not convinced that this schoolgirl style is for you, take a look in the wardrobe of our favourite fashion diva that is also known for her tomboyish style. Obviously, Alexa Chung’s latest addiction is the classic white shirt to combine with various sorts of dresses.

What do you prefer: a tender floral print or an edgy black leather and metallic dress?

Does this style still seem too boring for your taste? You should then get your inspiration straight from the catwalk. Mark Jacob’s very eccentric and extravagant interpretation of this look is only for the bravest. He combines a buttoned-up shirt with a black leather tweed dress and adds another layer of a red and black brocade skirt. This look wouldn’t be finished without some crazy accessories like a bulky hat and a furry roomy handbag.

Luckily, for those supporting the very classic and traditional look, there’s a very affordable solution - just take your old school uniform out of the dusty closet! Hope you didn’t burn it as a fashion statement in the schoolyard after you senior year.

By Eti Tashkova - Fashion Writer for A-SHU.CO.UK.

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