Here are some more beautiful New England college girls of the '30s, '40s, and '50s! I've been taking most of my style cues from these gals lately; I love how practical and easy-to-wear these little ensembles are, while still retaining plenty of vintage charm. I imagine once I've graduated and have a "real" job these kinds of outfits would look smart in the professional world, as well.
(See, when I was a naive li'l freshman, I was totally expecting my classes to look like this next one: eager, fresh-faced youth listening attentively to a wise old intellectual in ornate historic buildings... talk about disappointing, haha! Look at them, they're having tea. So jealous...)
Note the two girls in sailor middies! Adorable.
Note the girl in the backwards cardigan!
I could stare at this one for hours; so many glorious details!
These covers from the Girl Scouts official magazine are equally swell for sportswear and collegiate looks; see more here.