You won’t find any puffy herringbone vests, monogrammed scarves and/or statement necklaces here. Instead, I’m thinking preppy as in classic, uniform-inspired looks, but with a twist – add way too many pearls, some fur/leopard, contrasting plaids and a surprising pop of color. Things like that!
Here are 21 outfits that can show you what I mean. Mostly pulled from Atlantic-Pacific, one of my favorite style blogs, but with touches of others.
Do you hate me for being sick of the puffy vest and monogram? I’m sorry. I get a little gutsy when I can hide behind the blog and don’t have to tell you to your face. 🙂
Have you seen any cute preppy fall looks that should be added to this list?
If you’re like me, at least half of the fun of a weekend getaway is the anticipation – AKA figuring out what to pack to have THE perfect outfit each day. Eight pairs of shoes and several head-to-toe looks does not the perfect pack job make (though in retrospect, it doesn’t hurt to bring rainboots!). “THE” ideal weekend wardrobe consists of pieces that are stylish (duh), comfortable and versatile, in as small of bag as humanly possible.
A huge part of minimizing my cargo this weekend was to figure out a casual Friday outfit for work that I’d also be excited to wear on Saturday in Portland. I figured leather pants would do the trick – leather pants always feel fun and special. Here is the look I was going for:
Of course, given the universal law of irony, the weekend I pre-plan to wear the same shirt more than once, I spill on it FOUR TIMES on the very first day. I am such a toddler sometimes! UG.
I wore my [dirty] sweatshirt to lounge in throughout the weekend, and threw on a red tweed leather trim blazer (can you picture it? it’s not online) over the denim button up on Saturday to meet my fabulous friend Meredith of Martha Chartreuse – more on that rendezvous later this week!
I’m always on the hunt for transitional outfits … what are your favorite clothing items to pack?