I have to admit that at times the preppy look appeals to me. I guess it depends how you style your outfit so as not to go overboard and still look unique or original.
Although sometimes labelled as elitist and conformist, for me preppy is elegant and timeless. You don’t have to show too much skin and when styled the right way can still look modern.
There are some things about preppy that I don’t like, ie. matching sweaters, golf preppy – I draw the line at diamond patterned sweaters.
There are some classic items that are typically considered preppy that every girl should have in her wardrobe:
- White stud earrings
- White jeans
- Navy blazer
- Good pair of blue denim jeans
- Classic white shirt (Tommy & Ralph Lauren are expensive but are probably worth it for the quality of the fabric)
- Classic denim shirt
- Leather knee high boots (flat or heeled)
My white jeans in these photos are from Zara, as is the navy blazer and leather boots. The striped top is Primark and the leather backpack I borrowed from my mom 🙂
Photos by Shaunaugh O’Connell