Monday, May 3, 2010

Real Preppy.

I saw this dress and was trying to figure out how to wear it while avoiding all the cliche fashion pitfalls. Ballet flats, cardigan, cat's eye glasses, charm bracelet. So I decided to prep this gal out.

Preppy chic has been in for quite some time now. Ever since rappers traded leather and denim for wool and argyle. Add to that, Sailor chic has become the current rage. Striped tops and anchors abound.

I wanted to pay tribute to real old school preppy. The kind I grew up with. Tattered Tretons. Scuffed Bucks. Those Nantucket Knot Bracelets that got really scuzzy before you ever cut them off. Oh and lest we forget, Sebagos and LL Bean! And to give credit where credit's due. I have a very special friend who just happens to be the queen of the prepsters. Her style and accessories provided much of the inspiration here. Oh and most if not all of this stuff is available in the US and Europe. Enjoy!

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