THE preppy style It’s a classic from the 70s that quietly rehearsed for a comeback until finally dominating the fashion scene. The term that names this aesthetic comes from Preparatory School, the name given to private boarding schools in the United States and England. It is from the uniforms of these institutions that the trend borrows its key pieces: knitted vests, pleated skirts, tailoring and so on.
Did you think of Gossip Girl? So you already have the offer. College, vintage and sophisticated are keywords in this style. If we calmly look at some of the trends of recent seasons, we realize that this comeback has been in the works for some time. The sock loafers were a clear spoiler of this comeback and the tailoring itself deals with the preppy aesthetic.
See what the key elements of this style are and tips to join the trend.
There is no print that resembles preppy style more than plaid. Mainly scotch and pied de poule. These were very common patterns on elite school uniforms where the trend started and became one of its great signatures. Bet these prints on couture pieces. Searching thrift stores can yield great finds.
derbies and moccasins
It has been with us for a few seasons now. Accompanied by high socks, this combination is preppy in the extreme. Choose models with flat soles, platforms or socks with fun prints to give the look a more modern look.
vests and sweaters
Knits appear in aesthetics both in vests and sweaters and even cardigans. Choose large pieces to refresh the look with an oversized proposal.
skirt with folds
Mini, midi, monochrome, printed, in bright colors or neutral tones… the pleated skirt is super preppy. Pair with a pair of loafers and relive high school memories with high socks.
Tailoring has been integrated into our everyday wardrobe with a super casual approach. But for the preppy style, the suggestion is exactly to refer to the classic. For this, bet on blazer and skirt sets.