Even though the high temperatures don’t agree, fall is just around the corner. As we begin to think about the change of season, we are bustling with activities. Whether we are tailgating, shopping, exploring nature, or just commuting to work, it’s time to Prep for Fall. With trends and styles ranging from ridiculous to the expected, it’s difficult to know which direction to head. A staple classic, but popular trend for fall 2014, is directly in line with my personal style aesthetic…the preppy look. Regardless of your autumn adventures, The Stylish Steed has some preppy looks to bring your fall fashion forward.
This casual, yet put together look is perfect for any weekend outing. By layering classic pieces, you are able to maximize your look.
The foundation of this outfit, a denim button up from Gap, can be used in a multitude of ways. Top it with a graphic sweater from J. Crew Factory to add personality and fun to your look. Don a great quilted vest (J. Crew Factory) and a pop of color with these rustic gold straight leg pants from Talbots, and you are ready for any excursion. Consider a tall riding boot (DSW), a staple from recent seasons, to elevate this look to the ultimate level of prep.
For those events that require a little more refined look, consider a comfortable ensemble with refined details.
The navy blazer is a classic item that is really trending this season for women. A traditional masculine item, this blazer (H&M) is tailored for a woman. A multicolored button up from J. Crew Factory brings life to this polished look. Pair with a lighter wash straight leg jean (Gap), a colorful statement necklace (Charming Charlie), and a great flat with gold detail (DSW) to complete the look.
It’s bad enough to have to go to work during these beautiful fall days, let’s not add insult to injury by doing it in a bad outfit. For those of us in the daily grind, a business prep look is exactly what we need to cure those boardroom blues.
A classic khaki pencil skirt with a pinstripe button up, both from J. Crew Factory, can be quite a bore, but you can excite this look with a few added details and accessories. A great cranberry cardigan (Gap) adds a polished collegiate feel, while the leopard skinny belt provides just a peek of pattern to your waist. You can never go wrong with pearls, and if you’re going to wear pearls, more is more. This layered pearl necklace from Charming Charlie gives a big impact while still maintaining a traditional, preppy feel. Finish off with pearl detail earrings and you’re destined for the corner office.
Incorporating prep into your wardrobe can bring a breath of fresh air to your tired duds. Polished, yet casual. Refined, yet a touch rugged. The preppy look is fully encompassing fashion at its best and always a classic way to stay stylish!