Preppy is a wonderful style that translates for women of all age groups. The preppy girl is simple, elegant, understated but ultimately, a true classic. Not a style that indulges in the fickle nature of trends, it requires a wardrobe full of things that will never go out of style and an attitude of taste and grace.
Vintage prep royalty (pun intendeed!): Grace Kelly and Princess Dianna
Modern prep Icon: Gwyneth Paltrow
Potential prep icon: Mischa Barton and the O.C gang
Essentail items for prep style (assuming that a summerhouse in the south of France is out of the question…) include ageless staples of understated elegance. Every looks is clean, fitted, althletic and slightly conservitive.
Labels include to look from inspiration from include Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste and Marcs.
– Tailored shorts
– Polo shirts
– Ballet flats
– Cute summer dresses (that can be worn with stockings in winter)
– V-neck sweaters
– Vests ontop of men’s white shirts