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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Little Prep In My Step

My look today actually takes me back to my college days when I dressed pretty preppy all the time. 
It was the thing back in the 80's!(Pretty In Pink, The Breakfast Club, etc)
I always had on my pearls, even with my pink and green sweats.  Lucky for me my sorority colors were pink and white! 
 Going a couple of days without wearing a Ralph Lauren Polo was sacrilege
 and if there was no clean madras in my closet,
 it was downright shameful!
I decided to pair this classic plaid with a great argyle for a double dose of prep. 
 I really like how the pattern mixing looks.
Of course the look wouldn't be complete without some pearls
 and
 the oxfords just seemed to finish off the look.

Were you ever a preppy dresser?
Are you still a preppy dresser?

plaid shirt-Old Navy
argyle vest-Target
jeans-GAP
oxfords-Aldo
bracelet/necklace-Handpicked

12 comments:

Style Journey said...

This is so prepster! I love the whole outfit. I would not have been caught dead wearing this in high school, but now? Absolutely! Heather

Renae said...

Not really a preppy ever, but more of a crazy dresser. In the 80's I was more into hot pink as a big baggy sweaters and running shorts or pegged jeans. Pegged jeans are coming back. Your color matching is AWESOME!

TaraMixandMatch said...

This is adorable...I love the vest!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

We just had homecoming in the high school where I teach and one day was PREP day...I saw many outfits that looked just like this. You look really cute!

Patti said...

You look so cute and fresh in these pieces! I was never a prep - I think my hair makes me too messy to be one : > but I love these colors and patterns.

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I had to google madra (pretty obvious I was never preppy) but it's a style I can appreciate, especially when mixed and matched like yours. I always tried to veer clear of hot trends, in High School when everyone was shopping at American Eagle, I was at thrift stores.

Teddi said...

i immediately thought preppy & alex p. keaton when i saw this. it works on you. people may have called me preppy, but no. i wasn't really.

LyddieGal said...

I like to be a little preppy, it's a little classic, a little fun, and I'm in new england, so i can totally get away with it.
Chic on the Cheap

gracefully50.com said...

Oh, how I remember the 80's! Yes, the preppy look was SO hot.
Your look definitely brings back the good ol' days! Too cute!

J9 STYLE said...

Love how you mixed the prints. I usually don't wear prep. I think I'm traumatized from all those years of wearing a uniform to school.

Alex Elizabeth said...

Was just going to say this reminds me of my sorority! Are you... Phi Mu? And yes, pearls with everything.

miss donna said...

i don't think i have a prep bone in my body, but this outfit makes me wanna do something about it! this has got to be one of my faves you've style so far.