Monday, October 29, 2012

Guest post: Fall's New Take on the Preppy Trend | by Anya Sarre

Hello, everyone! I know I've been a bit MIA lately, but I'm feeling super inspired lately, so bare with me and I promise to get a lot more posts soon. For today, I have a special post that the gorgeous stylist Anya Sarre wrote especially for us, and I was so-so thrilled when she told me about this. Here's a bit of an intro to who she is and what she does:


Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.


And here's what Anya suggests we should keep in mind when it comes to the Preppy trend:


Fashion Goes Back to School: Fall's New Take on the Preppy Trend

Fall weather is finally here, and that means slipping into all those sumptuous new styles you’ve been waiting to wear since they first debuted at Fashion Week. This season, designers in Paris and Milan gave layer lovers plenty to lust after, with decadent colors, touchable textures and flattering fits perfect for mix-and-matching. Nothing better than a sophisticated look hinting at laidback luxury and easygoing elegance.  

One must-have for your autumn wardrobe is the preppy blazer, a style staple that can pull together just about any outfit, pronto. Throw it on over jeans and a tee, add some on-trend shoes, and suddenly you’re ready to take on the world and look pretty darn good doing it. When you’ve got a bit more time to put into planning your outfit, pair the same blazer with a few of fall’s key pieces for that cool-without-trying, collegiate chic look that fashion-forward gals just can’t get enough of this season. 

The preppy look is all about layering, and this fall’s comfy cardigans and slouchy shirts make it simple. Keep the Cambridge chic look going with iconic prints such as argyle, rugby stripes and checked patterns.
 

Preppy Trend no.1


In keeping with the prep school style vibe, women’s shoes took on a genteel, slightly menswear inspired vibe for fall. Think leather loafers, suede flats, classic oxfords and tall riding boots. When choosing shoes, opt for rich, autumn-appropriate shades such as chocolate, cognac or this year’s must-have oxblood.



Sometimes the real fun in planning an outfit is all about the finishing touches, and the preppy trend makes it easy to accessorize. Reach for a canvas messenger bag, throw on a striped scarf and add a few pieces of monogrammed jewelry. Cute legwear is perfectly on-trend with the preppy look and allows you to wear your favorite skirts and shorts well into autumn. Your legwear should always complement your shoes. Pair thigh-high socks with riding boots, cabled leggings with ankle booties or printed tights with ladylike heels.

So add a few preppy pieces to your wardrobe and start layering, ladies. Fall's luxurious and updated take on Ivy League style will take you right to the head of fashion class. 


That's about it from Anya and now I'm feeling super inspired to add some new preppy pieces of clothing to my wardrobe. How about you? What's your take on the preppy trend and would you wear it this fall?




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xoxo, 
Madeline


4 comments:

  1. That was very inspiring indeed haha, can't I please just have my paycheck already?!

    Madeline I have an award for you on my blog! xoxo

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  2. @Alexei: I will check it out. :)

    @Esther Dawson: Haha! :) I'm glad you liked it. And thank you so much for the award!

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