I’ve known the meaning of “preppy” for a long time, but hardly thought of it as a whole culture. Having made my research on what being a preppy girl means, I came across a WikiHow post with all the steps you need to fit into this new role of you. Pretty interesting I’d say. Here’s a summary of what it takes to be preppy.
Get the clothes – The preppy essentials include blazers, cardigans, leggings, skinny jeans, skirts, polos, oxfords, etc. Most preferred colors are pinks and yellows. Blues are also appropriates.
Accessorize – This would involve tote bags, minimalist jewelry, and tiny hair accessories such as bows or why not simple headbands.
Do the Hairstyle – Options here are three – leave your hair all natural, use a simple headband or add a mini pretty hairclip. You choose, just make sure you are well-groomed, and your hair is shiny and clean.
Perfect the Makeup – Stay natural is the key phrase for adding “preppiness” to your look. Right amount of concealer, brushed eyebrows, neat eyelashes, a little bit of blush, and lips in neutral pinks.
Hygiene – Well-cleaned white teeth, light perfume, neat nails, you name it.
Be Confident – … and build up your self-esteem.
Be Classy – Don’t be a snob, be polite, and be pleasant.
Do Sports – Tennis, swimming, ballet, and everything that makes you feel good and toned.
Be Nice – Don’t be rude, always try to smile, avoid gossiping, and any other mean activity.
After getting to know the culture behind being a preppy girl, I must admit it’s a whole way of living. And it’s not that bad, is it? Here’s my twist of a preppy look – just the way I like it, with a little dash of romance:
So, apart from wearing a classy skinny pants and a pair of feminine suede boots in black, I’ve opted out for a cardigan in wine red (similar version here), which goes well with the pink roses on my dotted shirt (alternative here). The latter adds a little romance in the entire look. However, since pink is a preppy colors, I’ve also opted for a pink tote bag (similar here). Trying to avoid over-accessorizing I decided to put a cute pink pearl ring. Yet, the outfit was lacking something, so I came up with the idea of wearing something additional and winter-appropriate: a fur scarf in pink (similar here and here). That way I recreated my own romantic version of preppy and inserted a little bit of cosiness through the fur accessory.
As you may have noticed I also involved the natural hair and makeup bit, as well as a positive attitude, which are part of the key characteristics of being a preppy girl.
So, what do you think about the preppy style? Do you dress preppy? Looking forward to hearing your opinion in the comments’ bar.
See you soon,