Plaid Skirt & Sweater Your American Girl will go to the head of the class in a plaid flannel skirt, a sleeveless denim shirt worn under a heather green sweater, gray knee-highs, black shoes with silver buckles, and a star necklace.
The Perfect Plaid Outfit, this one is.
TOP I wish the denim top on this outfit had buttons. It would make it so much more versatile as a summer mix-and-match top. Not that it can't be used as such without buttons, but it would look cuter with them. Top gets a B just for that.
SWEATER Our sweater has stretched out a bit over time, but I like that. A sweater should be nice and roomy and chunky, even for a doll. It is soft and well-made and has great versatility as a mix and match piece. Sweater = A.
SKIRT The soft plaid skirt zips up the back, which is such a nice touch that helps it lay flat. Skirt = A.
THE REST You can see a bit of the green star necklace in the second photo; it is adorable, sturdy, and has a good, workable clasp for little hands to manipulate, plus a unique look. The shoes are clunky, which may not meet everyone's aesthetic, but I like them a great deal and think they are versatile and sturdy. The socks do not sag even after all this time, and bonus, they go well with Hogwarts uniforms! A for all that stuff.
This outfit is very versatile and gets a lot of wear in our doll universe. It has held up well given its age. I give it an A overall. One of AG's classic sets.
The outfit comes up frequently on the secondary market, although sometimes minus the shoes, socks, and necklace. Even intact, it shouldn't cost you more than its original purchase price -- and I'd say that is true even if it was NIB. It can be had so readily that its availability keeps the price down.