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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.
  1. The Cotton Box-Cut Tee – $20.00 Everlane
  2. Whisper Cotton Crewneck Tee  $24.00 Madewell
  3. Slim perfect T-shirt in stripe $32.50 J Crew
Second must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is an Orange, A navy blue and a brown blazer. You may replace the orange color with any color of your liking.
  1. Lush Novak Crepe Blazer  $29.97 Nordstrom
  2. Cotton Blazer $69.50 J Crew Factory
  3. Parke blazer $178 J Crew
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.
  1. St. John’s Bay Relaxed Fit Long Sleeve Button-Front Shirt $14.99 JC Penney
  2. Fitted Boyfriend Shirt in Oxford Blue Stripe Combo $16.99 Gap Factory 
  3. 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.
  1. Edie leather loafers in HTHR HAZELNUT $44.50 J Crew Factory
  2. Edie leather loafers in WARM BEIGE $44.50 J Crew Factory
  3. 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.
  1. Keds Champion Originals White $39.95 Keds
  2. Sperry Top-Sider Lounge Away Boat Shoe $49.99 DSW
  3. Women’s Sperry Angelfish Metallic Boat Shoe $54.99 Sperry
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.
  1. Steve Madden Kerry Loafer $69.98 DWS
  2. FeatherL $89.95 Steve Madden
  3. Loraine Bit Loafer $140.00 Sam Elderman
Seventh must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a cardigan or sweater vest. You can replace blazers with a cardigan when you do not feel like wearing blazers or when you want to dress down.
  1. 7TH AVENUE – V-NECK CHELSEA CARDIGAN $12.99 New York & Company
  2. Women’s Regular Performance Sweater Vest $24.99 Lands End
  3. Wool-Blend V-Neck Cardigan $59.00 Brooks Brothers
Eighth must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a shift dress. I recommend a black shift dress because you can always wear it with nude or leopard print loafers.
  1. Slub-Knit Tee Dress for Women $8.00 Old Navy 
  2. Twist-Back T-Shirt Dress in Slub $12.99 Gap Factory
  3. Sleeveless Tie-Neck Shift Dress for Women $15 Old Navy
Ninth must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a nude pump. Another option is black pumps, but nude pumps will go very well with nearly everything in your preppy wardrobe.
  1. Savilla Point-Toe Pumps $99.00 Vince Camuto
  2. Micheal Kors Flex Kitten Heel Pumps $99.00 Macy’s
  3. Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Pointy Toe Pump $695.00 Nordstrom
Tenth must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is riding boots. I recommend tan or brown riding boots because they will go well with your wardrobe.
  1. Keesha $140.00 Aldo
  2. ‘Penny’ Boot SAM EDELMAN  $149.90 Nordstrom
  3. Frye Melissa Button 2 $157.99 Zappos
Eleventh must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a pair of Khaki, black, and an orange chino. These can be work pants, school pants or just casual wear when you tire of wearing denim jeans,
  1. Mid-Rise Skinny Everyday Khakis for Women  BLK $25.00 Old Navy
  2. Mid-Rise Skinny Everyday Khakis for Women  Crumb On Down $25.00 Old Navy
  3. Addison chino pant $39.50 J.Crew Factory 
Twelfth must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is an A-line skirt. Nothing says preppier like your typical A-line pleated skirt. Pair with basic shirt and loafers for a chic look.
  1. DENIM A-LINE SKIRT FREE PEOPLE $29.97 Nordstrom Rack
  2. A-Line Wool-Blend Skirt $59.00 Brooks Brothers
  3. DENIM A-LINE SKIRT FREE PEOPLE $60.00 Revolve
Thirteenth must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a Black pencil skirt for work, job interviews or church.
  1. Kendall & Kylie Pencil Skirt- $19.90 Nordstrom Rack
  2. Fair Trade Organic Knit Pencil Skirt- $32.99 Fair Indigo
  3. Vince Camuto Pull-On Pencil Skirt – $69.00 Nordstrom
Fourteenth must-have item for your preppy style wardrobe is a pair of white and blue denim. Wear your white Jeans with a slouchy sweater, a striped shirt with riding boots, or denim oxford shirt.  
  1. Levi’s Boyfriend Jeans -$44.99 Macy’s
  2. The High-Rise Skinny Jean (Regular) – $68 Everlane
  3. 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.
  1. Banana Republic Womens Structured Leather Half-Moon Crossbody $77.00 Banana Republic
  2.  Turnlock Tote $147.50 Coach
  3. Mercer Large Leather Tote $156.24 Micheal Kors

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