coming of age

Ah, the days of high school. The ever-changing wars between the rockers, the Goths, the princesses—John Hughes masterfully laid bare the fashions, pleasures and pains of high school on the big-screen. These three outfits give a grown-up nod back to the time when your biggest worries were pimples, puberty and boys. Whether it’s your first foray into a look or nostalgia that’s calling you, try these sophisticated looks on without looking like you just stepped out for a costume party.

the goth girl

A. The iconic black skinny pant can be worn in the punk and goth style. Karl Lagerfeld makes the grade with this modern, skinny-leg coated denim pant. Available at, $295

B. What’s a Goth girl without her black lace? This Load lace turtleneck peeking out under short sleeves or a little dress is sexy without revealing too much. Available at, $136

C. This roomy Silas & Marie edgy kimono-esque sweat jacket will top off any outfit with just enough goth finesse. Available at, about $143

D. A Goth essential: Chanel’s limited edition Black Satin nail polish is in high demand. Available at, $18

E. Play with textures with these limited-edition Vivienne Westwood for Nine West strappy black velvet Romann high heel pumps with lofty four-inch heels. Available at, $295

F. Bing Bang Jewelry’s handmade claw necklace begs the question “Where’d it come from?” For more information, check

G. The patent black leather, the zippers—need we say more? Gucci Brit Medium Shoulder bag, available at, $1780.

the rocker

A. Show them know who’s boss with this Dsquared2 black Leather Princess Crop Biker Jacket. Available at, $2395

B. Button on this LaROK gambling shirt for a concert or a night barhopping. Available at, $149

C. As an alternative to the black skinny pant, update your look with these light grey Habitual Berlin jeans. Available at, $210

D. A tough girl needs a tough bag…in a surprising shade of gray. New Fendi Spy Bag in Gray available on, $1130

E. Combining the platform and the bootie, these Tara Subkoff for Easy Spirit Larsen boots add the heft to the hem of super skinny jeans. Available at, $455

F. The right accessories mean everything to a punk rock girl. Put these Square Stud Earrings in, fit this tough yet feminine 14K gold-plated Spikey Bangle by Tiny Armour around your wrist and pump your fist to The Ramones. Available at, $45, $190 respectively.

the princess

A. This loose-cut jacket with blousant arms by VPL is a chic staple to cover up over mini dresses or skinny jeans. Available on, $429

B. The Victorian Mini Lace Dress by Prospect 44 is the perfect mix of lady-like and coquettish. Available at, $150

C. Of course—the It Bag in the ideal size for fall. The Marc Jacobs Stripe Hudson bag, available at, $1275.

D. Walk all over their hearts in these black patent Doyenne Boots by Jane Brown. Available at, $798.

E. Who says you’re heartless? These dainty little earrings show just enough logo. Dior earrings, available on, $120.

F. Keep up with all your appointments with this stunning black and gold Gucci 1500 Bangle watch. Available at, $595.

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