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

THE O.C.- The Ladies of The O.C. Marissa (Mischa Barton, L), Summer (Rachel Bilson, CL), Julie (Melinda Clark, CR), Kirsten (Kelly Rowan, R) season premier Thursday, Sept. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

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
– Cardigans
– Ballet flats
– Cute summer dresses (that can be worn with stockings in winter)
– V-neck sweaters
– Vests ontop of men’s white shirts
– Pearls
– Headbands

One response to “Preppy”

  1. mnordfors says:

    I miss seeing more of this style on the streets. It seems as if teenage girls today would rather look like strippers than Grace Kelly. This may be a bi-product of the cost of clothes and the mall culture.

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