The Circle Of Fashion – New Chic 2017
Preppy and Pretty In Classic 90’s Style
The fashion world can be a fickle one at times. We look back on some trends – maybe what we used to wear as teenagers, or an outfit that our mom sported back in the day – and can’t possibly imagine donning such a thing today. But as far as fashion trends go, there are just simply some things that come around time and time again. This is all part of the circle of fashion, and it’s what designers look at when styling their new ranges.
One of these older trends that have firmly re-emerged over the past year or so is the preppy look. Pop culture has helped to initiate the resurgence of classic 90’s movies such as Clueless, and thus, the stars of these films become style icons once again. If you want to jump aboard the preppy train once again, here are some easy ways to nail that Cher Horowitz style – even without her virtual closet planner!
# Go Mad With Colour!
Fashion trends of late have urged us all to stay away from colour, as though it is something to be feared. While sticking to a monochrome or grey palette can look cool and chic, adding some colour to your closet is an easy way to inch further towards prep-inspired style. Bold, block colours are the best – avoid patterns, unless they are very delicate and subtle. A selection of crisp coloured shirts are must-haves for a preppy wardrobe.
If it’s within your budget, jump in at the deep end with Ralph Lauren. If not, don’t worry! There are still plenty of imitations that look just as good. A checkered skirt is a must in any preppy girl’s closet, also stylish and comfortable shoes to pimp up that preppy and pretty 90’s style play a role in the circle of fashion!
# Keep An Eye On The High Street!
You may think that thrift stores are the only places you’ll be able to find preppy clothing. While they are certainly very good for picking up some great authentic pieces, don’t disregard your local shopping center mall or main street full stop.
Certain stores have really jumped in headfirst when it comes to the preppy trend and you’d be mad to miss out on some of the things they have to offer. It doesn’t need to come at a huge cost either – you can use something like an Urban Outfitters voucher if you are on a bit of a budget.
# Raid Your Mom’s Closet!
Isn’t it ironic how all the stuff our moms used to wear comes back into fashion, no matter how silly we thought it looked in old pictures? Ask your mom if she still has any of her old clothes or accessories sitting in the back of her closet – you might be surprised at some of the things you’ll find! In terms of clothes, look out for structured pieces like blazers – they are key to preppy and pretty in classic 90’s Style!
Jewelry-wise, the one thing you can’t go wrong with is pearls, they are pretty, preppy and totally timeless.
Now, could I inspire you to jump aboard the preppy train? Then go now and have fun going through your mom’s wardrobe.