Being preppy doesn’t mean you have to spend your life savings and burn the midnight oil just to afford some stunning preppy looks. Preppy fashion is all about a clean cut, polished, classic and simple style, which can be achieved with a few key accessories that can tie into your existing wardrobe.
Here are two accessories that can literally “prep up your wardrobe”, which easily combine with outfits you already have in your closet and won’t send your bank manager in a fury.
A belt is a very basic accessory. But some of you must be wondering what the heck a preppy belt is? These belts don’t necessarily have to be from Polo, Lilly, Brooks Brothers, or Lacoste to fall under Preppy chic, nor do they have to be sponsored by any New England Ivy League College
These are usually a skinny cotton web belt with ribbon that has needlepoint and may be monogrammed. The designs are playful to subtle, with images you may see while vacationing on the coast of Maine or at Martha’s Vineyard. Motifs such as crabs, whales, sail boats, anchors, golf clubs and tennis rackets; from getting political with the Republican Party Elephant to the sophisticated colours and fabrics of the Democratic Party such as gold, black, brown, silk, leather and grosgrain or woven belts..
Perhaps, your outfit simply won’t work with a belt? So, opt for a monogrammed tote bag instead. Monogrammed tote bags are so PREP –tastic! They also range according to everybody’s budget, from Louis Vuitton or Gucci to a simple personalized monogram with your initials just like Paris Hilton’s younger sister, Nicky Hilton, is sporting.