The Prep Factor
08 / 30 / 11
Designers have been sending 'preppliy' dressed models down the runway and have sparked the renewal of preppy style. What is preppy style? Well, as Jenna Lyons (President & Creative Director of J.Crew) puts it, Preppy is " A way of styling. Classic things mixed a certain way " (Chatelaine Magazine). Well, we don’t argue with the fashion mogul, she has turned J. Crew into a multi-million dollar company, she knows what she's doing. She also knows how to dress! She channels different styles to ultimately give her that classic/modern/chic look.
That look isn't that hard to achieve either, just like she said, its about mixing classic things a certain way. If you are going for a preppy chic look, some closet staples are oxford shirts, classic trench coats (think Burberry), fitted dark denim jeans, riding boots, polo shirts, a little white dress, pearls, cardigans, and large tote bags (to name a few). Stripes and colour are also a contributing factor to the preppy chic look. The style spotlight is shining on prep, and we have picked out some of- the -moment preppy-esque pieces to freshen up your fall wardrobe. Preppy was said one too many times wasn't it...
1. Zara Messenger Bag ($50)
2. See by Chloe Apalca Blend Sweater ($295)
3. T by Alexander Wang Silk Pocket Shirt ($188)
4. McQ Cropped striped wool Sweater ($325)
5. Dorothy Perkins Grey Bow Tie crop Trousers ($23)
6. J.Crew Cotton Blend Lace Skirt ($98)
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Zip it Brass Stud Earrings ($58)
Images from: Net-A-Porter.com, & Style.com