The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why It’s Still A Trend?

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article by Ghintare Survilante

The mission of a fashion blog is generally to talk about trends, but let’s talk also about styles that never go out of fashion, it’s either you like them or you don’t. This week I’ll try to give you an insight into the preppy style. For those of you who are not so familiar with this trend, the term preppy derives from the expensive pre-college preparatory or prep schools that upper- middle-class children on the United States’s Northeastern states sometimes attend. The usage of preppy in American high schools is quite often used to refer to a fashion choice, rather than the preppy lifestyle associated with upper-class East Coast preps. Prep in American high schools, simply refers to those who dress preppy. Preppy fashion started in the late 1940s and 1950s and is still an embraced style nowadays with brands like J. Press, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren representing it.

In the beginning Preppy Style was all about argyle sweaters, chinos, madras, Nantucket Reds, button down Oxford cloth shirts, polo shirts and boat shoes. These are still the main distinctive features these days, but fashion has evolved a lot over time so prep style got “altered” too and you can find your own preppy style icon wink The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?

You can choose to wear the classic preppy as in the photos below, or… preppy look style The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?preppy style 1 The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend? The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?alexa chung preppy style The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?… you can add different textures and patterns, accessories and mix it with other fashion styles in order to create one that fits you better. You can add some jewelry with studs or spikes and the classic preppy will suddenly become edgypreppy style 2 The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?preppy look The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?Here’s a modern preppy style, boyfriend jeans and oversized sweater…. definitely one to go for.  The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?I bet you can see the must have item in this look….yes! it’s the leather skirt. And yes! It’s pleated… so as to match this Saturday’s fashion topic. preppy sty1 The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?screen shot 2012 09 03 at 6 32 27 pm The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?miranda kerr preppy style The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?preppy fashion trend The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?You can add a touch of preppy to your spring/summer wardrobe also icon wink The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend? preppy look 1 The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?preppy fashion style The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?Did you even think that wearing a metallic shirt dress you will somehow represent the preppy style?? In fashion everything is possible icon smile The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?

Don’t follow rules, play with styles and always be yourself icon wink The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend? preppy style The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why Its Still A Trend?fashionistimus.zappingnews.net; blog.netrobe.com; wikipedia.com

 

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6 thoughts on “The Preppy Style! When Was It Born & Why It’s Still A Trend?

  1. I’ve always love the preppy style especially with a bit of a modern twist. I think many of us are drawn to it because it’s a classic yet you can add your own bits and pieces!

  2. the last look is my favorite.that short dres is so sweet and the little white socks are adorable with it

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