Fashion trends come and go, but there are timeless looks that never go out of style. In today’s post I want to draw your attention to my favorite preppy chic look that is back on trend this year. There is some retro and nerdy touches that make it look both sophisticated and elegant. This year is all about looking casual and chic. There are so many awesome street style ways how to make it work ideal for you. Believe me, you gonna look terrific if you will use some of the following styling tips.
You can try wearing bright colors with stripes. It’s quite easy to combine them. I love the nautical touch of stripes that can be done in black-and-white or navy-and-white colors. Once you pair this print with bright hues then you stop looking like a sailor. You become preppy chic girl. For instance, you can go for bright pastel turquoise top tucked in white-and-black striped shorts or keep things office appropriate by sporting black-and-white striped long-sleeve top tucked in mid-rise blush pleated pants. Speaking of pleats, then the best way how to achieve preppy look is to wear pleated skirt. Go for classic pleated bottom garment and style it with comfy sweaters or retro inspired shirts tucked in. Never skip basic clothes on which your style is based on. For example, basic shirt tucked in slim jeans looks great with knitted cardigan, or you can keep your outfit retro-inspired by sporting ladylike navy shirtdress with a preppy Peter Pan collar. Another great way to achieve a preppy look is gingham print. We all know those classic gingham shirts combined with other bright prints, including polka dots, chevron and florals. I love to see ladies on the streets wearing gingham print shirts tucked in polka dot skirts. Don’t be afraid of creating layers. You can wear sweet looking button-up shirt and top it off with a preppy sweater, T-shirt or classic tailored dress. In other words, your shirt will serve as a basis layer for creating that special preppy chic vibe.
We see a V-neck black sweater worn over black-white gingham print shirt teamed with black floral pants and pointed-toe black heels. Check out my favorite floral pants for women, you will see many inspiring combinations that are easy to copy in real life.