Fall is a favorite time for many. We get to pull out the warm sweaters and our favorite boot. Layering with shirts, sweaters and jackets is a wonderful look and fall and winter are the perfect time to embrace that look! If you are looking to expand your preppy fall fashion look, there are some great ideas that are always in style!
The Cardigan – Select solid color V-neck or crew-neck cardigan sweaters that are tipped in one accent color. Every girl should own a black, navy blue, hunter green and winter white cardigan sweater. Owning these classic colors will allow you to mix n’ match with a lot of other wardrobe items that you own.
The Button-Down Shirt – Select solid color button-down shirts in navy blue, white, red, black, pink, hunter green and yellow will allow you to pair up your button-down shirts with cardigans, blazers and vests that you already own. You can select a full-length sleeve or go with a more modern sleeve like the 3/4 length.
The Tie – If you like the upscale preppy look invest in a few solid and tiny-print ties. Ties are very versatile and can dress up a look for a night out on the town or worn casually on the weekend. If you are on a tight budget, select one in a black print and one in a navy print to give you the most options.
The Classic Loafer – These days loafers come in many different fabrications ranging from leather, faux-leather, wool and cotton. To give you the most budget-friendly options stick with the solid colors. If you are a fashion-forward type of preppy girl go for some of the fun argyle, plaid and hounds-tooth prints.
The High-Waisted Trouser – Gone are the days of wearing low-riders and millions of preppy girls around the world are rejoicing with that news. This Fall we are seeing a return to the high-waisted trouser in classic black, heather gray, dark gray and navy blue colors. The high-waisted trouser is a great option if you want to elongate the look of your legs and can be paired up with your button-down shirts and cardigan sweaters for a relaxed look.
Blazers and Boyfriend Jackets – That’s right, they are back and they are HOT for the 2013 Fall season! When selecting a blazer and/or boyfriend jacket this season you want to look for ones what have that classic “1980′s” look to it. You can go with denim, cotton, twill or even with a corduroy fabrication. The jacket should be semi-fitted and not too boxy in it’s cut. Stick with solid colors to get the most mileage for your buck.
Accessorize with Socks! – Look for socks in solid colors that have some texture or ribbing to their fabrication. If you want to lighten things up and have some fun within your Fall wardrobe go for fun & trendy prints or with collegiate printed socks.
Classic Polo Shirt – The classic polo shirt is an essential that should be in your wardrobe year round. They are super versatile and can be worn underneath other items during the cold winter months (great layering pieces) or stand alone during the hot summer months.
The Classic Khaki’s – As each season arrives it is important to update your wardrobe with a new pair of khaki’s. During the summer months you can select khaki’s that are lighter in their fabrication and during the winter months opt for ones that are medium to heavy-weight so that you can stay warm. Khaki’s are a preppy staple and need to be updated often.
Collegiate Wear – Every preppy gal needs a few pieces of Collegiate Wear in her wardrobe for those casual Fall and Winter days. Elect for simple Collegiate hoodies, sweatshirts and tees.