Prepare for preppy style
It’s all aboard for a michael kors handbags mashup of old school outfits with bold colour and pattern, as the preppy revival charts a course full of summer style.
Grab your deck shoes, swap your jeans for khakis and sally forth in bright shades of pink, green, red, yellow and turquoise in bold checks and patterns grounded by safe haven neutrals of navy, white and buff.
“The preppy look is part of the vintage mood that was strong on the catwalks. Classic plaids and checks are teamed with wild flower and bird prints in a palette of jeweled brights, balanced with dusty rose and mink coloured neutrals,” says Sarah Kelpin, the Toronto based creative director of Lark Hazel.
The preppy look differs from its last big heyday, with ’80s style boxy, baggy tops, bottoms and obvious logos giving way to more streamlined styles.
However, rest assured that a casually rumpled pair of chinos isn’t likely to get you yanked from the yacht, as the traditional prep tenet that one’s appearance should not appear to be overly pre planned or fussy still holds true.
“The preppy look this time around is a bit more fitted for both men and women and is less focused on the shoulders and the V silhouette that the 1980s was famous for. Stripes and plaids in bright and pastel colours remain key components of the preppy look but logos aren’t as important as they were in the ’80s. Consumers care about the bran michael kors handbags d that they’re buying into but aren’t as interested in being a walking billboard,” says fashion designer Philip Sparks.
Show your colours in classic styles such as polo necked shirts, cotton vests and sweaters, sheath dresses, Bermuda shorts, blazers and cardigans. Floral patterns, piped trim, sporty stripes and bold Madras checks help enhance the look’s inherent sporty vibe.
“One must have piece is the cardigan, as it helps bring that prep factor to any look. Today’s preppy chic look differs from the ’80s version because it pulls together other trends with it, such as collared shirts, cardigans and skinny jeans,” says fashion designer Brandon R. Dywer, of Basch by Br michael kors handbags andon.
If you’d like to dip your toes into the preppy look without buying new clothes, you can start from the ground up in a new pair of classic low profile canvas sneakers, some tasseled or penny loafers or some new deck shoes. Updates on michael kors handbags deck shoes include styles perched atop tall wedged heels and those with metallic gold leather uppers.