The Preppy Trend is Taking Over – Here’s What You Need

That’s right – the preppy trend is back and here to stay for the foreseeable future. All things prim and proper are being highlighted from the runway to your instagram feed. I wanted to share how you can seamlessly adapt this look into your spring and summer wardrobe. Luxe designers such as Miu Miu, Thom Browne, and more have already went ahead and embraced this look wholeheartedly – further proof that this look is here to stay. While this school girl inspired aesthetic certainly looks and screams ‘old money’, you can be rest assured that anyone is able to achieve the same look on a budget. From flirty tennis skirts to balletcore approved shoes, here is everything you need to embody the preppy trend from the inside out.

fashion blogger kaye bassey wearing an everlane brown dress and nude heels - preppy trend

The Preppy Trend is Taking Over – Here’s What You Need


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Timeless Dresses

One of the key factors to nailing down the preppy trend comes down to having a timeless, minimal wardrobe. Sleek, flattering dresses happen to fit the bill. After all, this is why this aesthetic is having such a big moment. Because not only does it fit in this season’s must-have trends, but it is just as everlasting and classy as other wardrobe staples. Easily elevate your wardrobe with my pick of timeless dresses below.



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Tweed Separates

There is nothing more preppy than tweed. This textured fabrication screams sophistication and it happens to be one of the more covetable looks this spring. Simply throw on a tweed jacket with jeans and your outfit is immediately transformed. Or you can shop more unconventional tweed pieces such as crop tops for a more contemporary twist on this look.



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Tennis Skirts

Preppy girls are athletic too and of course, the sport of choice is tennis. But even if you don’t hit the courts frequently, there is no need to worry. All you need to do is embody the look and you’ll be set. This directly translates into tennis skirts. Athletic minis and pleated bottoms are essential to any preppy wardrobe.



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Jewelry: Pearls

When it comes to accessories, everyone knows a structured handbag is a no brainer. But how about jewelry? The first thing that comes to my mind are pearls. Just recently, the Vivienne Westwood pearl necklace was highly coveted and I don’t blame everyone for wanting to get their hands on it. Again, pearls are just another style that is everlasting in nature, making it the ideal jewelry piece to accent your tweed separates and tailored trousers.


Shoes: Ballet Flats & Mary Janes

When it comes to finding the ideal shoes to pair with your preppy outfits, I have two styles to recommend. In fact, these might as well be the most sought after styles this year. Ballet flats are a chic, comfortable shoe option to pair with all of your collegiate-approved outfits. But if you are looking for a dressier alternative, the mary jane shoe is your new best friend.


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