if there’s one designer that has preppy style down pat it’s ralph lauren. a preppy look can be a bit sporty, but if done right its key elements will add uncomplicated chic to your office attire.
a great choice for a nine-to-five look is this houndstooth cardigan with faux leather trim. this cardi would look great with a pencil skirt or a pair of blue jeans. but today, i chose a jersey dress. what an effortless fabric to wear all year round. classic accessories such as an equestrian-inspired belt, and riding boots add a dash of preppy flair. i dressed up this ootd with a white blouse. but the silver cuff bracelet and hoop earrings reinforce the details found on the jacket and belt buckle.
anyone notice the best accessory of all? that’s right, a white mercedes with black details was the perfect backdrop to my black and white outfit. some days, you just get lucky!
labels: dress Ralph Lauren (old, similar here and here); cardigan Ralph Lauren (similar here and here); shirt Ralph Lauren; boots Talbots; bracelet Nambe; belt Ralph Lauren (similar here)
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Love how you added a belt!
I love the belt too! I am curious about how to buy a jacket like this – do you get it large enough to meet in the middle to zip/button or do you get it smaller to wear open?
just look for a jacket or cardigan that you can button/unbutton the top button with ease.
belts are such a great accessory that can give any outfit an extra zing. i’m always on the lookout for a good belt. and they last for years!
Nothing like classic and chic basic black and white! Is that your new car you are leaning on? Have a splendid day…gloomy and overcast here…ugh… xoxo
lol! no new car, although this one would make a statement what with all than writing on it!
we have blue skies and sunshine here, and it looks as if the temps are headed upward.
Put in a ebay search on the belt. How does the sizing run? True? Small? Large? Could you wear you regular size with pants or did you have to size up? Or do you only wear on dresses (so your regular size).
this belt is adjustable so you can expand it up and down by three notches. i have on a size M but i typically wear this belt with skirts and dresses as it’s too big for belt loops.
I am in love with everything you are wearing. You look awesome. Ralph Lauren style is my favorite “everything”. #1 all the way..
Just noticed that you have Pin button on your photos, so of course I had to pin to my “style” board on pinterest. Thanks for that..Bonnie in WI, where we got 10 inches of snow today.
with 10 inches of snow today, i bet i know what you’ve been doing. oh, pinterest, you are an awesome place!
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