The Ivy League college chic-inspired style trend made its appearance both on the runway as well as on the streets. The drive that came from the oh-so-famous Gossip Girl teen series as well as the practical and classy vibe of the various clothing pieces made Preppy one of the most-sought after fashion movement of our times. Teens are eager to revive and echo the pleasure of sporting refined fabrics and tailoring both when they are at school as well as off duty.Those who would like to have a bite of what Preppy really means today should consider taking a plunge into the selection of must have items ready-to-be-worn from fashionable local and thrift stores. Pull off you unique and signature preppy outfit in the spirit of the casual Preppy style trend 2010.
Preppy fashion admirers are often seen in outfits that pay tribute to the must have wardrobe staples of a classy chic fan. These cover-ups as well as basic outfits pieces and also accessories come in various size, color and more importantly texture.Polka dots as well as checks and stripes are some of the favorite prints of Preppy chic.Therefore the first step in planning your brand new wardrobe is to get hold of clothes that are decorated with these details. It is also useful to pay special to the signature tailoring of the various pieces that mirror the college chic allure.
Furthermore cardigans are some of the top notch elements of a prep wardrobe.Have more of these for various events, pastel and neutral tones would serve as universal options to play up your best assets as well as the groove of your look. However you can also sport them in more brighter shades if you would like to fulfill your need for a patch of color in your appearance.Pair these with stylish dresses, pencil or A-line pleated skirts as well as voguish shorts.
Tops, tunics and t-shirts are sported in their glirlish glam,with bows and other embellishments that would make these pieces both versatile as well as feminine. Look for the different messages as well as prints and patterns that would suit your outfit. Though classy Preppy chic is rarely associated with neon and radiant tones, modern tendencies still managed to come up with a list of alternatives to sport these flirty tops in more vivid shades.
Pleated as well as boyfriend style or silky and dainty shorts should also feature in your wardrobe.These would keep you cool and modish during the summer. These designs can be uber-flattering as well as perfect to build up a Preppy outfit. Find out more on the most suitable shorts style for your body shape and choose these according to these principles. Skirts are also popular as these can be paired with knee-high and summer socks for a trademark Preppy look.
Accessories range from the stylish summer scarves that can be sported in endless ways to the stylish glasses as well as satchels and hair accessories. All these will gradually build up the Preppy look.Indeed neutral shades look more preppish as these would echo the classy uniform style of Ivy League college chic. Navy, gray as well as black and even purple are extremely chic this season,however you can expand the color palette to white, and other pastel or matte tones that would maintain the neatness of your look.
These street chic styles illustrate how Preppy can be adapted to casual wear.Therefore make sure you choose beforehand which style branch you would like to follow from the Boho Preppy to casual as well as more textbook style principles. Fuse the various influences for a more unique and out-of-the-ordinary look.
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