What is preppy? I’d like to think of preppy as a schoolgirl like the show Gossip girl style. Typical places you can purchase preppy must-haves items for your preppy style wardrobe are Brooks Brothers, J.Crew, LL Bean, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren. Mix your preppy style with a mere basic, and chic style for a modernized look.The preppy wardrobe that I recommend is effortless and basic shirts and shoes with colorful bottoms. The most fun thing about the pretty style is the bright colors. I suggest you look for colors that go well with your skin tone; you can also keep it very neutral. For this example, I will keep the colors neutral with a hint of burnt orange.First must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a striped shirt. A striped shirt will be perfect under your colorful blazers or tucked in your colorful chino’s.
Third must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a blue, white and denim oxford shirt. One of the essential basics invented for preppy style is oxford shirts. A classic oxford will look chic with any pair of loafers. A denim oxford elevates your colorful bottoms and leggings.
St. John’s Bay Relaxed Fit Long Sleeve Button-Front Shirt $14.99 JC Penney
Fitted Boyfriend Shirt in Oxford Blue Stripe Combo $16.99 Gap Factory
Fitted Boyfriend Shirt in Oxford White $21.99 Gap Factory
Fourth must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a pair of nude loafers that matches your skin tone very well. A loafer is the go-to shoes when you want to dress up a little.
Edie leather loafers in HTHR HAZELNUT$44.50 J Crew Factory
Edie leather loafers in WARM BEIGE$44.50 J Crew Factory
ALDO GALINSKY LOAFER $59.99 DSW
Fifth must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a pair of Sperry, Vans or keds for your casual outing. These can replace your loafers when you need to quickly run to the store or planning to attend a casual event.
Sixth must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a pair of leopard print loafers. A major staple in a preppy wardrobe is a leopard print loafers because it really elevates the look of your outfit when you wear a striped shirt/dress and it helps to down down the brighter colors in your wardrobe.
The High-Rise Skinny Jean (Regular) – $68 Everlane
Democracy Midrise. Ankle Jeans $68.00 Lord and Taylor
Lastly, a must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a structured handbag. A structured bag is classy but not too flashy. You can wear your structured bag to work or casually. Invest in a high-quality structured handbag because you only need one. Additionally, a well-made bag will last a long time.