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What you need for a preppy wardrobe:
- A staple pair of jeans (or two)
- Classic staples, like button-ups and A-line skirts
- Simple, streamlined shoes (you can’t go wrong with pumps!)
- Bold accessories complete the look
- Bold pops of colors and prints
Step 1: Add in bright pops of color
First things first when it comes to adding some prep to your step: color! Bright, cheery pops of color like pastel pink, burnt orange and cobalt blue are never fail staples when it comes to building up a prep-inspired wardrobe. Brighten up your wardrobe from your sweaters to your shoes with your favorite colors, then get ready for step 2.
Step 2: Don’t forget the Stripes
Say it with stripes! A preppy wardrobe can’t be complete without one, two or three sets of stripes. You can’t go wrong with a striped sweater or tee during the weekend, but don’t think your stripes can’t make it into the office! Layer them under a blazer (another preppy staple) and wear with a pair of slim fit pants.
Step 3: Kick Back In Slip-On Loafers
Put your best foot forward! Any prepster will tell you that their go-to shoe is a classic penny loafer. Try updating these comfy classics by slipping on a pair of shiny, patterned leather ones and throw them on with a casual pair of jeans and an easy top. The shoes will sharpen up your laid-back look.
Step 4: Sway Through Your Day In Flirty Silhouettes
Try wearing a detailed sweater tucked into a high waisted A-line skirt for a figure-flattering, ultra femme fit! Add a pop of color (or three!) to a neutral palette like this cabernet skirt or super cute mustard pumps. Top it all off with a sweet structured bag and voila! You’re working preppy like a pro.
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