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Preppy Style
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Preppy Style

07 September 2020

The Preppy Style is one of the Fall/Winter 2020-21 trends in women’s fashion.
The essentials? Check patterns, cardigans, blazers, stripes, penny loafers, polo shirts, V-neck sweaters, and coats of arms.
If this name doesn't ring any bell, you may know it as "college-style", which has become popular in the last few years thanks to many American cult movies and tv series.
However, its origins are even deeper and it represents an actual lifestyle rather than a simple way of dressing.

What is preppy style and what are its origins?

This word originated in the United States between the 50s and the 60s, and since the beginning, it has been related to the style of the uniforms worn by those boys and girls attending preparatory schools – hence the definition of "preppy" – meaning those private schools to access the Ivy League colleges.
It is classic and sophisticated, featuring simple lines, with a characteristic and naturally flawless style. Casual yet smart. Its colors? Mainly white, red, bottle green, and blue navy.

Due to its elegant and timeless style, it can be inspiring to casual business outfits (both for men and for women) when it’s not necessary to wear formal attire at the office.

How to wear preppy style?
Here’s our guide on how to match the new collections’ items and accessories in preppy style and our tips to obtain a simply perfect look.

Preppy Style Women

Preppy Style Men

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