Sunday, October 2, 2016

Mixing Trendy & Preppy For Fall


It's pretty obvious that my style has changed a bit since I moved to New York. While I still covet a classic and timeless style, being in the epicenter of change and progression of fashion has influenced me and caused trends to be in the forefront of my mind. Going to a school where street style dominates, I have been inspired to add a dash of edge into my wardrobe too. 
Although the preppy and trendy styles are quite different and based in completely different ideals, it is definitely not impossible to successfully unite them into one cohesive look. I've wanted to speak about this matter for quite some time, I just haven't been able to find the words or a direction for them. With a new season upon us (quite possibly the best season), I am inspired to transform my thoughts into actions by making this post about how to mix these two styles together for fall specifically. 
Here is a list of essential items for fall that can be worn with preppy outfits, trendy outfits or outfits that are a mixture of both. I also thought it would be helpful to give some direction to how to style these pieces. Hopefully this post helps some of you that are in the same boat as I am!

Open front, oversized cardigan (loose tank + skinny jeans + lace up flats)

Military jacket (chambray shirt + maroon pants + bean boots)

Fur vest (button down + distressed jeans + ankle booties)

Tight turtleneck (open front, oversized cardigan + raw hem jeans + ballet flats)

Plaid shirt (layered under a crewneck sweater + suede skirt + riding boots)

Paisley top (A-line skirt + booties)

Modestly distressed/ripped jeans (pinstripe shirt + cardigan + loafers)

Chambray shirt (puffer vest + distressed jeans + brown leather booties)

Suede skirt (button down + varsity/striped cardigan + leather booties)

Wool skirt (cable knit sweater + over the knee boots)

Leather skirt (plaid shirt + statement necklace + pointed flats)

Slide on flats (blazer + button down + cropped jeans)

Black, chunky heel ankle booties (honestly anything)







3 comments:

  1. I can totally relate to you. I used to dress classy in high school and early freshman year of college. Picture Jackie kennedy and Audrey Hepburn....that was me! After my first year of college though, my atmosphere has influenced my attire. I find myself wanting to buy a baseball tee and black and white nikes inatead of those heeled booties and dresses with bows on them. Ive come to realize though, that it's okay to have multiple styles.
    -Kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

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  2. I can totally relate to you. I used to dress classy in high school and early freshman year of college. Picture Jackie kennedy and Audrey Hepburn....that was me! After my first year of college though, my atmosphere has influenced my attire. I find myself wanting to buy a baseball tee and black and white nikes inatead of those heeled booties and dresses with bows on them. Ive come to realize though, that it's okay to have multiple styles.
    -Kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

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  3. I could not connect to a post more! College has definitely made my preppy style fade. My favorite looks you put together were the fur vest + tight turtleneck, two of my staples for fall!
    xo, Jojo
    thelifeofjojo.com

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