How To Easily Pull Off The Preppy Look This Winter
Do you want to pull off the preppy style but don’t know where to start? I only started wearing preppy when my husband and I went to Montreal last Spring. At first, I got so overwhelmed too— I didn’t know what colors should I mix and match, what kind of items should I purchase and how much money I was looking at. It did scare me at first cause everytime I think of preppy style, I always get reminded of Blair Waldorf who by the way, is my favourite Gossip Girl character and who we also know as an elite. Now, I don’t have the Upper East Side lifestyle but I do believe that there’s a way I can pull it off easily, without spending a lot. I did look for alternatives and preppy outfit ideas (thanks Pinterest!!) When I got the gist of it, I realized that it’s not as hard as I think it was. You probably don’t realize this yet, but most of the items you’ll need to dress preppy can actually be found in your wardrobe! Whether you have Blair’s lifestyle or not. :p
Preppy style is almost the same as the classic style, just a little bit more fun and colorful. For starters, the preppy style usually consists of print or patterns plus a solid color. And when I mentioned patterns, I’m talking about stripes, florals, checkered and plaid. As for the colors, aside from the classic black and white, cooler or cleaner tones are your best option to pull off the said style. Accessories like beret, high socks, tights and stockings can help you achieve that “school girl” feel.
For my outfit today, I opted to wear a basic preppy outfit. I paired my black top with a checkered overall dress I bought last summer. I also wear a beret and a pair of tights which serves as a dual purpose. First, berets and tights are common preppy outfit staples and second, of course, is to keep me warm. For my footwear, I’m wearing a black suede ankle boots from Aldo and lastly for my purse, I chose to use a backpack my mother gave me last Christmas to complete this preppy outfit. This whole look is giving me a lot of school girl vibes. It’s very simple and it’s something that girls who want to dress preppy can easily copy.
What do you think of this outfit? Let me know in the comments section below!
Beret/Overall Dress- Forever 21
Top- Thrift Shop
Backpack- Victoria’s Secret