Happy Thursday, ladies! Today, I'm sharing 5 classic preppy outfits. Preppy style fashion for women was epitomized by First Lady Jackie Kennedy, who not only embraced classic style but preppy style. Jackie was known to wear brightly patterned sheath dresses from Lilly Pulitizer and catapulted Jack Rogers sandals into the fashion stratosphere.
on a trip to Italy, Jackie spied a pair of sandals she loved. when she returned to the States, she asked shoe cobbler Jack Rogers to make her a pair. The rest is history.
Women who love preppy style embrace low heels tailored skirt suits, wrap dresses, sheath dresses, shirtdresses, silk or cotton blouses, a-line skirts, and chinos.
While preppy style is unique to America, it has been embraced by other continents and cultures. When Princess Diana stepped onto the fashion scene as a Sloan Ranger, her outfits embodied floral denim and skirts, gingham pants, and bright colors.
Today, I'm sharing 5 classic preppy outfits.
The outfits feature a variety of different looks and items, all of which you can mix and match to create something you love
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This outfit is great for cool-to-mild weather travel. I have a classic white button-up and a sweater that can be worn alone.
Blazers are probably at the top of the preppy style list. Especially when it’s wool, twill, or tweed with a plaid, houndstooth, or herringbone pattern.
But it doesn’t end there. the shape of a blazer, in general, fits with the preppy aesthetic. Remember, we’re talking about a style that evolved from the prep school uniforms of the northeastern US. So, blazers and loafers were/are central to the look.
There are a lot of ways to dress preppy: from a tweed blazer and jeans to penny loafers and plaid pants, the combinations are endless.
I have played with and continue to play with that base look by mixing and matching color and pattern combinations. Today, we’ve taken a classic combination: a polo shirt, plaid pants, and sneakers and turned it on its head just a bit.
You cannot go wrong with white denim, really. It's a staple of the classic, preppy wardrobe. And I always wear mine come Spring & Summer.
I've paired my jeans with a blazer and added a little flare with a fun graphic tee.
What are some preppy essentials I keep in my closet? A leather tote, button-down shirts, denim (skirt or jeans), and a cardigan.
Throw in a belt, and that makes six. Even if you’re not a fan of belts, the above list will give your wardrobe mix-and-match capabilities ’til the cows come home. The options are endless.
White and brown is a classic color combo that I love to wear all summer long. Sneak some blue into the mix if you want to amp up the preppy volume.
Stripes are a staple in my closet, but it’s fun to mix the look up a bit with pattern. And I’m certain you’ve noticed pattern mixing is quite on-trend these days.
Love mustard color---it is quite versatile, and goes well with blue, orange, and certain shades of green.