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That's So Preppy

04 April 2011
We all remember the style of the preppy. Its a classic. It has not ever fully gone away but it has taken a backseat to other fashion trends over the years. However, this year sees the resurgence of a trend that first started in the 20s and gain major fashion traction in the late 50s early 60s. This look brings to mind hops, burger bars, drive in movies, pony tails, poodle skirts, cardigans and oxfords. It was a time where men dressed in non-sagging jeans, v-neck sweaters, khaki pants and were willing to put their best foot forward or what we call 'metro' today. In fact, 'the prep' was not only a fashion trend it was also a dance in the mid-eighties.

Today, I have put together a trend board in honor of one of spring's biggest trend, "the prep" along with a makeup board to go along with it. I decided on a color story using peach, bronze, turquoise, beige and hot pink. I hope that it inspires.

1. Button Shoulder Blouse, Asos
2. Cream Textured Cotton Floral Skirt, TopShop
3. Gigi Bronze Round-toe T-Bar Platform, TopShop
4. Dramatic Cocktail Ring, Forever 21
5. Ancient Ruins Necklace, Forever21
6. Eye Catcher Necklace, Forever21

And if you like flats, try these cute oxfords

1. Not Rate Spring Street Oxford, DSW.Com

Make-up for fair to deep dark skin

1. Sunbaked Mineralize Trio, Sephora Collection
2. Pecan Blush (for dark skin), Nyx Cosmetics
3. Nutmeg Blush, Nyx Cosmetics
4. Rapid Black Penultimate Liner (for wing), Mac Cosmetics
5. Speak Louder Cremesheen, Mac Cosmetics
6. Mango Bango nail polish, Essie

1 comment on "That's So Preppy"

Thanks chiclets for your chic comments. I look forward to hearing more from you.

Forever chic,