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The Prep Factor

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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)

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Images from: Net-A-Porter.com, &  Style.com