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With all the fun summer trends out there, this one is by far my favorite one. Preppy clothes are back in a classic fresh way. There is something about crisp collars and khaki that never seems to fade away. Unlike other trends , this one is in it for the long run. Seeing as preppy never has gone out of style, there simply has been an added addition of chic.People can say what they want about the preppy style but you really never can go wrong with a white button down tucked into a flat front Bermudas.

The basics of classic preppy style are: Khakis, button-downs in mute tones and polo shirts. For summer there has been addition of fresh takes on the classic style let’s review a few of them.

 

Sweater Vest,

To say that sounds like the beginning of a joke that Will Smith would’ve said to goofy cousin Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.However, Sweater vests worn the right way can be quite chic. A new way to do a Sweater Vest is to wear it alone with a khaki mini and Boat Shoes or ballet flats.If you are busty then put a tank underneath for  more coverage. Wear it with a simple necklace and you are set. Here is one particularly stylish one.

 

 

Preppy Cricket Vest $148.00 Tommy Hilfiger

sweater vest

 

Essential Skirt with belt $14.80 Forever21.com

 

 

 

 

 

Next on the list of Preppy Chic are the aforementioned boat shoes., also known as loafers and nautical loafers. I love them because they are very fun and stylish while all the time being comfy. Which as we girls know is most of the time a non-factor in the world of women’s fashion. These shoes go great with shorts and rolled skinny jeans. I would pair them with a simple shirt as the look is suppose to be easy going. An alternative to the boat shoes are espadrille flats.

 

Ciao Bella Moxie $44.95 at DSW.com

 

 

 

Lacoste Marthe Espadrille $84.00 at Piperlime.com

 

Brandy & Melville Anika Polo Top $42.00 Piperlime.com

 

 

Divine Rights of Denim Resin Whisker Skinny Jeans
$24.80 Forever21.com

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Let’s not skirt around the issue of what’s next on our list… okay that was a lame joke, but in all seriousness. A full pleated skirt is a nice fresh take on prep. We all know that wearing a tennis skirt is a prep staple, however this summer there are a few more options than your basic tennis skirt. There are more girly and fun skirts that are more forgiving with hip space and even though shorter still have the a-line shape which is universally flattering. I recommend flats or boat shoes with short skirts to keep it classy.

Colorblock Hem Linen Blend Skirt
$15.80 Forever21.com

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Women’s Tie-Belt Embroidered Skirts $22.50

Oldnavy.com

 

 

Button-Downs. I love how versatile button-downs are, you can dress them up or down and either way they look good with all the prep basics.

The Perfect Shirt $49.50 Gap.com

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Last but not least for preppy style you can never go wrong with stripes or a polo or both mixed together! And of course Cardigans.

 

Striped Shark Bite Tank $12.99 Charlotte Russe.com

Striped Shark Bite Tank

 

Blue Label Classic Fit Polo  $49.99  Ralph Lauren.com

Classic-Fit Polo - Blue Label Polos - RalphLauren.com

Roll-pocket V-neck cardigan $39.50       Gap.com

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I hope you enjoyed this preppy chic update! Remember the preppy look is about classic lines, minimal jewelry and demure but feminine cuts.

 

 

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Author: Ruby Madison Fashion & Lifestyle

Hey Dolls! My name is Latrenda and I love all things fashion! I love incorporating new trends with the classics and making them my own. I also love cooking, redoing antique furniture, most specifically vanities and much more! I would love it if you followed me so that we can have some fun together. Below you can read about how I came up with the name Ruby Madison! What does the name Ruby Madison mean? Ruby comes from Proverbs 31 where the Bible is describing a woman of Noble Character: 10A capable, intelligent, and [b]virtuous woman--who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls. Proverbs 31:10 The Amplified Bible Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. Proverbs 31 The Message Bible Madison comes from Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York. Madison Avenue is known as the “fashionable road” where the most well known fashion designers, hair salons etc. are located. Therefore, we come to the name Ruby Madison which stands for a fashionable woman of noble character and strength that looks good while navigating in her everyday life.© Whether she stays at home with her children or works outside the home or both; a Ruby Madison Woman can handle it all and does it all with style.

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