What you need for a preppy wardrobe:
- A staple pair of jeans (or two)
- Classic staples, like button-ups and A-line skirts
- Simple, streamlined shoes (you can’t go wrong with pumps!)
- Bold accessories complete the look
- Bold pops of colors and prints
Step 1: Add in bright pops of color
First things first when it comes to adding some prep to your step: color! Bright, cheery pops of color like pastel pink, burnt orange and cobalt blue are never fail staples when it comes to building up a prep-inspired wardrobe. Brighten up your wardrobe from your sweaters to your shoes with your favorite colors, then get ready for step 2.
Step 2: Don’t forget the Stripes
Say it with stripes! A preppy wardrobe can’t be complete without one, two or three sets of stripes. You can’t go wrong with a striped sweater or tee during the weekend, but don’t think your stripes can’t make it into the office! Layer them under a blazer (another preppy staple) and wear with a pair of slim fit pants.
Step 3: Kick Back In Slip-On Loafers
Put your best foot forward! Any prepster will tell you that their go-to shoe is a classic penny loafer. Try updating these comfy classics by slipping on a pair of shiny, patterned leather ones and throw them on with a casual pair of jeans and an easy top. The shoes will sharpen up your laid-back look.
Step 4: Sway Through Your Day In Flirty Silhouettes
Try wearing a detailed sweater tucked into a high waisted A-line skirt for a figure-flattering, ultra femme fit! Add a pop of color (or three!) to a neutral palette like this cabernet skirt or super cute mustard pumps. Top it all off with a sweet structured bag and voila! You’re working preppy like a pro.
Ready to add some prep in your step? Take your style quiz, order a Fix and ask your stylist to include preppy classics that will give you the North East wardrobe of your dreams. Buy what you like and send back the rest. Shipping and returns are always free. It’s as simple as that.