This is the second post in the Style Staples series (see the first post here). During this series, I am covering the staples I believe each woman should have, depending on what she considers her true style to be. I don’t see the value in telling women that the same 20 staples are going to work for every single one of us, because it’s just not the case. We all have different likes and different ways we would like to portray ourselves, so this series will give you the opportunity to pick which style you think you’re most closely aligned to and consider purchasing some of the style staples within that group! These clothing and accessory items are versatile pieces that will carry you through multiple outfits.
one: Abercrombie jeggings // two: J Crew jewel neck blouse // three: J Crew bow flat // four: Marc Jacobs leather bracelet // five: Ray Ban wayfarers // six: ASOS Lobster sweater // seven: Loeffler Randall bow sandals // eight: KJP Rope Bracelet // nine: Max & Chloe monogram necklace // ten: Bauble bar nautical earrings // eleven: Tory Burch handbag // twelve: Gap color block clutch // thirteen: J Crew jacket // fourteen: Jack Spade iphone case // fifteen: Jack Willis down vest // sixteen: J Crew striped flats // seventeen: Jack Willis Cable Knit cardigan // eighteen: Essie polish // nineteen: Equipment blouse // twenty: anchor tote (also like this one) // twenty one: duck boots (similar) // twenty two: Brooks Brothers braided belt // twenty three: Maxmara tweed jacket // twenty four: pearl strand necklace (sold out) // twenty five: J Crew gingham shirt // twenty six: Baggu Ipad sleeve // twenty seven: Alexander Wang tank // twenty eight: Talon pearl ring
Who is the Preppy Dresser? Preppy is for the proper lady who loves plaid, pearls, fair isle. She knows how to dress it up and always looks super classy, but can also go to the other end of the spectrum just as easily (think duck hunting in boots and a Barbour jacket). This style-type will seriously always be in style, and luckily, most of the high-end designers don’t really cater to this style, so generally you’ll be able to fill your closet with mid-level price point items.
Things to keep in mind for the Preppy Dresser: Preppy can turn too “young” with the addition of too many bows, or can turn super-Grandma before you know it when you mix too much tweed with your preference for pearls. So make sure you check yourself before you leave the house, because we don’t want someone confusing you with an 11 year old…. or an 83 year old.
Example of a super Preppy Woman: Sarah Vickers (of Classy Girls wear Pearls)