Preppy style is famous for its clean lines, close fits, high-quality fabrics and more or less modest cuts. The clothing doesn’t reveal too much, yet accentuates a woman’s femininity in a trendy and sophisticated manner. Dressing in preppy style is not that hard, but it requires an excellent sense of what is classy and what’s not.
The first rule of dressing preppy is to look clean and fresh. The beauty of this style lies in its simplicity and genuine appeal. The next golden rule is to build a classic wardrobe with pieces that you can wear for years to come. Choose clothes that will literally last for ages – quality textures, classic prints and pretty colours. In order to do that you need to find the colours, fabrics and cuts that look best on you and really compliment the way you look. Popular preppy colours are navy and beige, black and white, bright shades such as purple, orange, pink and lime green; in terms of prints floral and paisley and lots of checks are among the favourite ones.
There are some popular pieces of wear which are traditionally associated with the preppy style. These include:
· Polo shirts
· Rugby shirts
· Chino pants and khaki pants
· Oxford shirts (long-sleeved)
· Tweed or madras plaid jackets and blazers
· Khaki and plaid skirts
· Plan dark wash jeans with a straight-leg
· Ballet flats, leather high heels
· Tea-length dresses
Avoid the following clothes if you want to keep your preppy style looking properly:
· Baggy clothes
· Flashy and revealing clothing of any type
· Too-low cuts
· Faded and ripped jeans
· Clothes with studs, rhinestones and large letters
Preppy style favors accessorizing to a great extent – pearl necklaces, large tote bags, black and white clutches, leather belts, ribbons and hats.
Invest in some quality clothes and you will see your style transform from regular to much better.