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FY How To Guide To Preppy Chic!

October 14, 2011

The class nerd’s wardrobe is suddenly so in vogue! From button ups to zip downs, from scalloped collars to  tailored blazers, preppy chic is the new fashion crush this season. Take a cue from DKNY, Tory Burch, Mulberry or D&G  for a super chic ‘College librarian-meets – Alexa Chung’ look.

Alexa Chung


Librarian chic....Not!

My personal pick is a pair of easy fitting trousers with suspenders, heels and a sleek blazer over a simple white vest top. Throw on a woven scarf and you’re good to go!

Suspender trousers

Blazer: Uniqlo

A simpler option is a bold stripped knee-length dress worn over opaque leggings and low-cut booties. A cross body satchel bag and a sleeveless hoodie would complete the look.

Knit dresses worn over leggings: Stripes are a preppy fav! I picked up mine from Forever 21

Hair: The French Braid, Ribbon-ed hair bands, neat pins and clips…bid goodbye to the messy do!

Crystal ribbon headband:ASOS


French braid

Leighton Meester styled on Gossip Girl as the ultimate preppy


Bow headband

Autumn Winter 2011: The prim and the Propah!

Think button up shirts, polo necks, bow ties and peter pan collars would ever be in fashion? They are now, and boy, do they look good!  It’s like Julie Andrews from the Sound of Music just got a sexy makeover in 2011. Check these super chic pieces for some inspiration for your autumn winter ’11 closet.

Tommy Hilfiger AW'11

Miu Miu AW '11


The ubiquitous bow tie, seen here at Jason Wu AW'11

Jason Wu AW'11

Peter pan collars doing the rounds at DKNY AW'11

Add a string of pearls or chunky bracelet to complete your look.  Large buckle up shoes, low booties, loafers and brogues define ‘preppy chic’. The ankle socks and buckle ups look cute too but they’re not age appropriate for everyone.

The character 'Charlotte' from Sex And The City is pretty much styled on the lines of Preppy chic. See: String of pearls worn

Okay so it’s prim-and-propah season, but it’s also 2011! Add your own lil touch to the neat and ‘well turned out’ preppy look- How about a button up bow tie collar worn with ripped blue denim?

Pussy Bow dress:Asos


H&M lookbook AW'11


Polo neck knit dresses as seen at Blumarine AW '11


Mango AW '11 lookbook


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Meenakshi October 16, 2011 at 5:14 pm

A string of pearls always does the trick! I love headbands too. I’ve been collecting a lot of headbands but now my son manages to pull at them. Not good.

admin October 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Haha! I <3 pearls! There's this omgawesome pearl-strings watch I saw some days back… very Lady Di! :-)


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