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Classic for the ages: what style preppy

Preppy style name comes from the term preparatory schools, indicating the preparatory schools, in which wealthy Americans sent their children to college. Since 40-ies style preppy suffered not too many changes, almost all the elements of a mandatory uniforms Ivy League students are popular all over the world and have long since become classics. Well, is it worth to add that it is not only young students, but also people of all ages. On peculiarities of style preppy read our material.


From left to right clockwise: Jeffrey Campbell, 7 301 rub .; Zara, 5 599 rub .; Bronx (Podium market) 8 990 rub .; Pretty Ballerinas (Farfetch), 11 499 rub .; Zara, 2 999 rubles.

One of the most important moments in creating an image in the style of a preppy is the choice of shoes. Best in this story will work shoes, borrowed from the men's wardrobe. We recommend focusing on the following options: losers, Oxfords, bugs and monks (the same Oxford boots, but without laces). In general, it is worth buying at least one pair from the list, even if you do not like the style of preppy. Such shoes are an incredibly versatile option for every day, because it can be worn and with jeans, and with skirts, and with dresses, and of course with trousers. If you want to adhere to the style of preppy, it is best to look at men's shoes with short cut trousers, as well as dresses and mini-skirts.


From left to right clockwise: striped dress Zara, 1 999 rub .; Fred Perry, price on request; Polo MAISON KITSUNÉ; Gabriella Hearst (Farfetch), Lacoste dress, 10 480 rubles.

In the style of preppy, there are necessarily elements of sports fashion. They are expressed, however, not very dramatically, most often - it's tennis skirts, sports jackets and beautiful polo. It is very important not to overdo with the sporting style and be able to competently beat it. Here, for example, learn to wear polo stands at Margo Tenenbaum, the heroine of the film Wes Anderson "The Family Tenenbaum." The girl combined a polo dress from Lacoste with a mink coat, masculine shoes and a strict bag. The benefit of the winter ended recently and you can do without a fur coat, but the rest of the techniques Margo advised to take note. No wonder her image is considered one of the most stylish in the history of cinema.


From left to right: skirt Zara, 2 799 rub .; black skirt Monki, 3 000 rub .; skirt in blue striped Thom Browne (Farfetch); black mini skirt Topshop, 3 299 rub .; white skirt Kenzo.

Of course, the ideal option skirt style is preppy plaid, but it is better to reserve it for the fall. In the summer of kilt with a clear conscience can be replaced by a tennis skirt pleated skirt or choose a midi length. Depending on the age and body vary the length of it. But let us agree that skirt preppy style can be considered as a mini or midi, but if you give preference to maxi, the style will be broken.

Shortened straight trousers

Black trousers Sandro, price on request; pants Topshop, 3 899 rub .; pants Claudie Pierlot, price on request; trousers Kira Plastinina, 1 999 rubles.

Once upon a time, chinook trousers (straight pants to the ankle) were part of the uniform of the Ivy League universities. Today this practical subject of the wardrobe is almost every person, they wear them with heels, and with sneakers, and with boots. If you want to create an image in the style of preppy, it is very important to beat the chinos in the right way. For example, you can be inspired by the marine theme, because it is closely related to the style of preppy: many students are fond of sailing. Excellent will look together a dark blue jacket, adorned with a smart monogram or cord, a polo shirt, blue moccasins and chinois trousers. Another idea - dark-colored brogi with beige trousers and a sweater in a pigtail with a V-neck. A simple classic for every day.

A bag

From left to right clockwise: The Cambridge Satchel Company Traveller 19 886 rub .; green backpack Whistles, price on request; backpack ASYA MALBERSHTEIN (Podium Market), 14 990 rub .; Asos, 1 363 rub .; Kira Plastinina, 1 599 rubles.

Remembering school days, and with them, briefcases, backpacks and comfortable roomy bag. These models are an excellent option for working days or weekends. Considering the huge selection, not dull colors and a serious disorder of the prices, you can find a "school" bag for everyone. Wearing funny portfolios can be anything, but, again, a full image will turn out only if you combine this accessory with strict shoes.


From left to right clockwise: Straw Hat French Connection, 2 045 rub .; Watch Daniel Wellington Canterbury 16 931 rub .; Glasses Ray-Ban (Solaris by Lensmaster) 13 490 rub .; scarf Zara, 2 299 rub .; Hat Asos, 2 272 rubles.

Typically, the image in the preppy style turns the already complex and multi-layered, so better to choose accessories very simple: the clock (in the same marine style), with hard hats fields, stylish horn-rimmed glasses and a small bandanna. Various monograms, educational institutions, and even logos embroidered initials are a very important part of preppy style. Therefore, instead of jewelry, pick up a beautiful stripe. But if the soul yearns for a holiday, put a string of pearls or neat earrings.

Collars and cuffs

From left to right, clockwise: shirt Monki, 2 500 rub .; dickey Asos, 909 rub .; shirt MAISON KITSUNÉ, price on request; dickey Asos, 1 136 rub .; collar Asos, 1 136 rubles.

It is important to note here that the main value is not the shirt itself, but the multilayeredness that can be achieved with the help of this object. By the way, you do not have to wear a shirt with long sleeves, you can resort to one little trick, after all, in fact, all we need is a neat collar looking out. In order not to overheat in the warm season and avoid unpleasant folds under thin jersey, wear a front shirt or an elegant collar. Fortunately today, this beauty is abundant. A very beautiful overhead collar will look complete with the simplest black dress.

As for the shirt as a key focus in the image - wear it with a cardigan, skirt, pleated and Oxford. Prefer unusual collars and strict tailoring, small, neat embroidery on the chest will be a perfect piece of jewelry and work better.

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