PREPPY

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share my most favourite style; Preppy. Thanks to the brilliant stylists on the show ‘Gossip Girl’ who are responsible for the amazing ensembles Blair Waldorf wears, we are seeing the traditional and very classic preppy style being taken to a new level. With the combination of youthful accessories and bold colours with uniform structure, Blair adds a new and fun dimension to the ‘Preppy’ image.
The word ‘Preppy’ comes from the word preparatory. The style drew inspiration from the North Eastern private schools and IV league colleges in the USA.  Any clothing related to the sophisticated sports such as tennis, polo, rugby and sailing were associated with the ‘Preppy’ style.  Traditional ‘Preppy ‘ brands are Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, Lilly Politzer, Vineyard Vines, Brooks Brothers and J Crew. You will have noticed how several designers have taken aspects of the ‘Preppy’ trend and used them in their current collections.
I have styled 3 ‘Preppy’ looks below and have included one of my own designs in each. It shows  how I have been inspired and influenced by this trend.  I have  also included a variety of ‘Preppy’ inspired dresses, jackets, coats, shoes, socks and accessories for you to reference.
 It might inspire you to bring out  your inner ‘Preppy.’ Have fun! 

LOOK 1:
I am wearing a ‘Lacoste’ green sweater over a ‘Sunny Girl’ white shirt, ladies tie (no name), blue skinny leg jeans, my own designed coat and of course you all know my favourite red shoes from Nine West. Bow hair clips are from ‘Sportsgirl.’
THE PERFECT NECKTIE
1-Kelly Green Crossover Bow Tie $14.48  http://www.swaggerandswoon.com
2-Oversized Black Bow Tie  $28.24 http://www.swaggerandswoon.com
3-Red Kentucky Colonel Bow Tie $19.31  http://www.swaggerandswoon.com
4-SWAGGER&SWOON Black & White Wide Stripe Skinny Tie   $22.98 & Bold Green & Black D/Stripe Skinny Tie $22.95, both from http://www.swaggerandswoon.com
VINEYARD VINES COLLEGE TIE COLLECTION
Get into complete Preppy style with an authentic IV League tie from Vineyard Vines (2-4).
1-Golfers Helper Printed Tie, $75USD  http://www.vineyardvines.com
Princeton University Tie, $75USD  http://www.vineyardvines.com
University of Oklahoma Tie, $75USD http://www.vineyardvines.com
Georgetown University Tie , $75USD http://www.vineyardvines.com
Crab Bow TieStyle, $45USD,  http://www.vineyardvines.com
Golf Ball Bow Tie (blue), $45USD,  http://www.vineyardvines.com
Crab Beach Bow Tie,  $45USD,  http://www.vineyardvines.com
Golf Ball Bow Tie (mint), $45USD,  http://www.vineyardvines.com
PREPPY KNIT SWEATERS

1-Lacoste Long Sleeve Cotton Pointelle Colorblock Sweater SALE $69.99USD http://shop.lacoste.com
2-Decisively Textured Pullover, $78USD http://www.anthropologie.com
3-Just Checkin’ Top $57.99USD, http://www.modcloth.com
4-Lacoste Long Sleeve Boatneck Cable Knit Sweater $89.9USD (SALE) http://shop.lacoste.com
COATS
1-Holiday Sneak Peek Warm Greetings Coat $119.99USD http://www.modcloth.com
 2-Eastward Dress Coat, $288USD http://www.anthropologie.com
 3-Rag & Bone cape jacket, $532.02AUD http://www.shopbop.com
4-Pansy Corset Trench $198USD,  http://www.anthropologie.com
5-Emerald Vintage Inspired Coat Dress $886.90AUD, http://www.suzannah.com
6-Alannah Hill OH MY! COAT , $391.20AUD, http://shop.alannahhill.com.au
7-Rachel Zoe Ali Wrap Collar Cape, $691.13AUD, http://www.shopbop.com
8-Opening Ceremony : flare coat – wo17 $785USD http://www.openingceremony.us
 
PREPPY BAG

1-DIANE VON FURSTENBERG  PENNY LEATHER WAVE BAG $510AUD,
2-ASOS PREMIUM Lunar Cross Body Bag $99AU  http://www.asos.com
3-JANE NORMAN colour block cross body bag , $31AUD, http://www.janenorman.co.uk
4-TOP SHOP LIME GREEN SMALL WOVEN SUITCASE BAG $67AUD http://us.topshop.com
5-RI2K ALDRIDGE PATENT LEATHER STRIPE TOTE BAG, $110AUD  http://www.mylabel.co.uk

 

LOOK 2:
Dress and coat are from my ‘Queen Of The Sky’ collection by Giovanna Scarfo. Grey knee high socks (no name), Zara shoes, vintage grey clutch and flower/zip headband is from a market stand on Broadway in NYC.

THE PERFECT PREPPY DRESS
1-Lilly Pulitzer EVIE DRESS:, $188USD, http://www.lillypulitzer.com
2- SUZANNAH Chinoiserie Rose Luxury Tea Dress, $636.93, http://www.suzannah.com
3-Gosh You’re Swell Dress $189.99AUD, http://www.modcloth.com
4-ALICE IN THE EVE -BOW COLLAR DRESS $89.95AUD, http://www.generalpants.com.au
5- Modcoth mustard dress: http://www.modcloth.com
6-SUZANNAH Peter Pan Collar Column Dress $846.59AUD. http://www.suzannah.com
7-Frock Band Dress $91.99AUD, http://www.modcloth.com
8-SUZANNAH Corset Boudoir Dress Violet $749.83AUD, http://www.suzannah.com
PREPPY JACKETS
1-Three Square Teals Blazer $62.99AUD, http://www.modcloth.com
2-Lilleshall Blazer now , $143.50AUD, http://www.jackwills.com
3-Alannah Hill LITTLE WONDERS JACKET $369AUD, http://shop.alannahhill.com.au
4-Alannah Hill LETS GET STITCHED JACKET  $389AUD, http://shop.alannahhill.com.au
5-Rachel Zoe Military Jacket $522.07AUD,  http://www.shopbop.com
6-Tommy Hilfiger Jacket, Long Sleeve Plaid Patch Pocket Blazer $60.90USD, http://www.macys.com
7-Wool Shetland Houndstooth Jacket  $298USD, http://www.brooksbrothers.com
8-CARVEN Double-breasted wool-blend jacket $604.70, http://www.net-a-porter.com
SOCKS/TIGHTS
1-White Socks with Floral Detail  $12.95AUD,  http://www.funaccessories.com.au
2-Navy Socks with White Trim , $12.95AUD,  http://www.funaccessories.com.au
3-Blush Lace Ankle Socks  $9.95AUD, http://www.funaccessories.com.au
4-ACQUA BASIC TIGHTS, $16.95AUD,   http://www.funaccessories.com.au
5-KATE SPADE RED TIGHTS, $30.60USD,  http://couture.zappos.com
6-KATE SPADE TIGHTS:  $28.80USD, http://couture.zappos.com
BELTS
ALANNAH HILL PEACHES AND DREAMS BELT  $79AUD , http://shop.alannahhill.com.au
ALANNAH HILL WALTZING IN A DREAM BELT , $59AUD, http://shop.alannahhill.com.au
White and Floral Belt ML  $19.95AUD,  http://www.funaccessories.com.au
Black Floral Belt  $16.95AUD, http://www.funaccessories.com.au
Tee Time Belt, $39.99USD,  http://www.vineyardvines.com
Lucky Shoes D-Ring Belt, $59.50AUD,  http://www.vineyardvines.com
LOOK 3:
I’m wearing a vintage cape bought in a NYC Flea Market, velvet blue skirt is one of my own designs, headband is from my local pharmacy and bag is from ‘Sportsgirl.’
CAPES
1-Calhoun Plaid Hooded Poncho, BB Dakota $129.28AUD, http://www.shopbop.com
2-Twill Cape with Leather Trim, $890AUD, http://www.shopbop.com
3-Asos Cotton Hooded Cape  $58AUD  www.asos.com
4-Fatigue Finery Cape $298USD, http://www.anthropologie.com
5-Navy twill toggle cape DOROTHY PERKINS $105AUD http://www.dorothyperkins.com
6-ASOS Funnel Neck Military Cape $66AUD http://www.asos.com
FUN HAIR ACCESSORIES
1-ALANNAH HILL OUT WITH A DIVA HEADBAND $59AUD, http://shop.alannahhill.com.au
2-Evington Floral Head Band, $14.50  http://www.jackwills.com
3-Monogrammed Headband  $13USD EACH. Customise your headband by choosing the font, letters and colours that you want to be monogrammed. http://www.etsy.com/people/SewInitially?ref=ls_profile 
4-Black Velvet Headband with Velvet Flower, $54USD http://www.etsy.com/people/BelindaAvant?ref=ls_profile
5-White Polka Dots Black Small Bow Hair Band $22.98USD, http://www.swaggerandswoon.com
6-HUGE LOT 5 sets of assortment of bows for only $10USD, http://www.etsy.com/people/kellystand?ref=ls_profile
BLOUSES/SHIRTS
1-SONIA BY SONIA RYKIEL  Heart-print silk crepe de chine blouse $389.70AUD http://www.net-a-porter.com
2-TUCKER Slim Fit Button Down Shirt , 240AUD  http://www.shopbop.com
3-Lemon Liftoff Blouse, $118USD http://www.anthropologie.com
4-Topshop Tall Black Crochet Peter Pan Collar Swing Top $63USD, http://us.topshop.com
5-Alice + Olivia Patsy Peplum Blouse, $190AUD,  www.neimanmarcus.com
6-CARVEN Contrast-collar plaid cotton shirt, $158.33AUD,   http://www.net-a-porter.com
7-Alannah Hill ALL FOR GLORY TOP $189AUD,  http://shop.alannahhill.com.au
8-Pink Sailor Blouse, $61USD,  http://www.missselfridge.com
PREPPY SKIRTS
1-Bi-Colour Pleated Skirt ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, $745AUD http://www.alexandermcqueen.com
2-Alannah Hill MY PUSSY BOW SKIRT, $249AUD, http://shop.alannahhill.com.au
3-BONDING JERSEY SKIRT , $115UAUD, http://www.mirabella.jp
4-PIPED SAILOR SKIRT  $115AUD http://www.anthropologie.com
5- ZIMMERMANN SILK SKATER SKIRT, $195AUD  http://www.zimmermannstore.com
6-ACNE ROMANTIC STRIPE SKIRT $516AUD, http://www.matchesfashion.com
7-Acne ‘Romantic Dot’ Silk Skirt $795AUD http://www.brownsfashion.com
8-House of Holland : tweed pleated skirt – wps  $315USD, http://www.openingceremony.us
 BROOCHES & CUFFLINKS
1- Happy days pretty girl and the swallow brooch  $19USD http://www.etsy.com/people/Fluffington?ref=ls_profile
2-Alice in wonderland pin brooch , $16USD, http://www.etsy.com/people/Fluffington?ref=ls_profile
4-Red Shoes Ladies Cufflinks $22.98AUD http://www.funaccessories.com.au
FUN BOW SHOE CLIPS!
I was searching through my favourite vintage online shop ‘etsy’ and came across this lovely shop called PrincessLisbeth
 
 You can buy handmade bow clips for shoes for such a reasonable price. Here are a few of my favourites Check out her etsy shop here: 
1-Shoe Clips // Preppy Bows//Coloured check  $18.50USD
2-Shoe Clips //Wedding Fascinator// White Flowers  $20.50USD
3-Shoe Clips // Preppy Bows// Poka dots red $18.50USD
4-Shoe Clips // Classic Bows// Brown  $18.50USD
Here are some of my favourite Blair Waldorf Preppy looks.
Thank you so much for sharing this shopping spree with me. I hope you were able to find some treasures.
Happy Shopping!!