School girl fashion has gone far beyond the typical cliché plaid skirt and button down shirt. Now-a-days the look has evolved into a retro blend of innocent and rebellious styles. When you think school girl you may get an image of Britney Spears in her infamous “Hit Me Baby One More Time” music video, well you’re going to have to whisk that image away. Because this year’s school girl chic look is a trendy way to channel nostalgia with a modern twist.  There are quite a few different ways to pull off school girl chic, and here are our top 4 favorite ways to rock the trend.

Prep meets Punk

The bold and preppy look has been seen around the fashion world for the last few years. Try shaking it up with some punk accessories like a leather jacket or skull printed leggings. You’ll be taking a fresh new spin on an old classic style.

School Girl Grunge

We love the pairing of these two fashion genera’s. Combine a plaid skirt with lace up boots and a band t-shirt and you’ll be rocking this style in no time.

Sporty School Girl

Try pairing a high waist pencil skirt with a varsity jacket. It may sound a bit odd, but the contrast between the two pieces looks super chic and trendy.

Classic School Girl

This look has evolved throughout the years but we think in 2012 it has found its niche. We suggest pairing a pinstripe mini skirt with a black and white bow blouse for a modern take on the classic school girl look.