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How To Look Great With The Preppy Look This Summer

History of Preppy

 

Some famous brands which have traditionally targeted the American look have always been huge pushers of the preppy look. Notable among these are Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, although there are various other examples of global brands that try and incorporate the preppy look into their outfit ideas, such as Lacoste. While the preppy look used to be in many ways quite nerdy and open to widespread mockery, the modern outfit ideas are smart, sophisticated and look great for any occasion.

The key principle of summer preppy outfit ideas is to ooze charisma without having resort to loud garments or a reliance on easily recognised labels. Keeping it simple and understated is the best way to develop a summer preppy look, and will see you leading the way in fashion throughout the coming months.

Bright and White

 

Contrasts are a key look this season, and building around white and brighter colours is the recommended way to achieve the summer preppy look. One easy to build outfit idea is to invest in a white linen suit, then look at building this up with bright, pastel coloured t-shirts which will stand out yet understate the suit nicely. More subtle pastels are also idea for this look, and one of the best outfit ideas is to combine a lighter pink or blue with beige chino’s and a darker blazer.

If you decide to go for shorts, make sure you get them with the best cut you possibly can. Shorts tailored specifically to you may be out of your price range; however there are still some excellent examples in the stores. Having shorts at hand can add flexibility to your wardrobe and give you many more outfit ideas than you had originally.

Accessorising

 

A preppy look just wouldn’t be that without some great looking accessories to help finish off the outfit and bring it to life. I’m not talking a stereotypical jumper around the shoulders, either. The top items on your list to finish off the summer preppy look should be a quality hat and some great sunglasses. Squarer styles are leading the way in this look, and adding these with a straw hat will give you a look that screams sophistication. To go the extra step, look for a sew on varsity badge which can be added to a blazer pocket, which will give your preppy outfit ideas added authenticity this summer.

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5 Great British Fashion Designers

The fashion industry in United Kingdom had always been successful in creating a wide array of fashionable clothing line that is recognised all around the world. This success goes to the hardworking British designers who put their creative ideas into a reality. With the country teeming with the most talented fashion designers, taking a pick as to who is the greatest is definitely not an easy task. Below is a list of the top 5 British Fashion designers who made a mark in the fashion world.

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A Material Presence: Fashion Trends Then and Now

For all intents and purposes, we wear clothing to cover up the bits we don’t want to be seen; we use it to keep warm in the winter; we use them to keep our feet cool in the summer or shade our faces when we’re out in the sun. It can keep our hands, feet and necks warm. All in all, there is a lot on our bodies that we need to cover (or add least pretend we’re covering). And it is through this necessity. But surely, if you’re going to be wearing something on your very person, you will wear something that suites your shape, or matches your eyes, or has a pretty pattern or cool picture.

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Jackie O’s Fashion Legacy Lives On in 2011-2012

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was one of the most iconic women in history and is known for her understated elegance and style. Although she was an icon who lived decades ago, her sense of style is still appreciated by modern women all over the world. First Lady Michelle Obama has been photographed in Jackie O inspired clothing as well as the First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. If you are looking to add a touch of presidential elegance to your wardrobe, try incorporating some of the signature styles that made Jackie O an unforgettable fashion icon.

About Jackie O

Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, but known as Jackie O to fashionistas around the world, Jacqueline was the wife of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. As one of the youngest First Ladies in U.S. history, Jackie made her mark establishing herself as a fashion-forward socialite and as a representative for women of the west.

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Put Your Best Foot Forward: What Your Shoe Selection Says About You

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love shoes? Whether you have piles upon piles of shoe boxes stacked up in your closet, or you have just a few pairs that you wear over and over again until they’re completely worn through, chances are, you’re like the millions of other Americans that have slight shoe fetishes.

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The High Heel Effect: Pain Eases for Both Banks & Backs as Economy Improves

New research by IBM seems to suggest that there is a direct link between the height of your heels and the economy – a big stretch we know. After all what has a pair of heels got to do with how well the economy is doing? Nothing. But what IBM’s research seems to suggest is every time the economy has fallen into a downturn, us women have hit the shops and have bought bigger and higher heels.

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