August 30, 2011
Whether you're in school, or haven't been for years, autumn is just around the corner and back-to-school season has arrived. That means that the classic preppy look is sure to make at least a brief comeback as retailers stock their shelves with academy-appropriate attire.
Here are a few tips from Vogue on how to rock the look, even if you aren't currently attending classes.
1. Don't be afraid to be playful. Academic doesn't have to be black-on-black conservative. Feel free to shop for floral prints and polka dots. A sassy pair of cats-eye glasses can give your look a whole new edge.
2. The heel matters. While flats are always a great complement to a prepster ensemble, if you'd like to wear a heel, think thick and chunky, not slim stilettos.
3. Don't forget to accessorize! Preppy girls need somewhere to stow their schoolbooks, so oversized bags are in. If you don't have any schoolbooks, there's still plenty of room for your work files, makeup kit and anything else you need to keep on hand.