Build Your Modern Prep Style Around Scarves
If you go gaga over polo tops, loafers, pearls, and crisp cotton khakis; your personal style is probably preppy, pulled together, and ultra-conservative. However, the preppy look has recently gotten a major modern make over just in time for spring and summer. Some designers are sending their girls down the runway looking fresh, hip, and playful but still full of conservative style. Here is how you can create 3 cute looks that embrace the modern prep trend.
One look you should consider piecing together revolves around a pair of navy anchor printed shorts. Button up a short sleeve all American red, white, and blue pin stripe shirt. Wear the look as is or slip on a light weight navy blazer for cooler temps or chilly evenings. A beige silky scarf can be wrapped around your neck and easily transition to serve as a hair scarf for a windy evening ocean side. A pair of white canvas sneakers or cork colored wedges will add the finishing touch to your unique ensemble.
Another look you’re sure to love involves a long, pastel colored scarf. Once you have a scarf selected (melon or mint green are hot hues), build your modern prep outfit around it. Wrap the scarf around your neck like a man’s tie and tuck the long and loose ends underneath a short sleeve, white v neck cable knit sweater. Step into a pair of boyfriend style jeans and slide on a pair of saddle inspired shoes. Add a golden layer of chunky bangle bracelets and a golden rimmed pair of aviators for a look that is ready to lounge in the sunshine or lunch with the ladies.
Finally, consider picking up a pair of gingham printed pants. Wear them long or roll them to look like effortless capris. Pair them with a white and light linen button down sleeveless shirt that can be tied into a knot using its hemline. Add a creamy colored straw hat and a floral printed canvas bag filled with your favorite summer essentials. Be sure to pack a luxurious scarf in your tote to wrap around your shoulders when you need an escape from the sunshine or need to warm up with a wrap.
Preppy never looked so good! These modern prep wear and pair outfits will totally transform your appearance and will help you make a strong style statement this spring and summer.
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