Editorial 'Campus Beat' For It Vogue Mar1994
One of my personal style inspirations is the school girl/ preppy style look. I like to look clean and well dressed, but not overdressed. I like clothes that fit me well without being too baggy or to fit, I like to be able to move but at the same time I like that my clothes look good. So yeah, I influence my style in this 2 styles a lot so I decided to share with you guys how a bit more about this styles. For me they are really similar, but I kinda prefer the school girl style, so I made this post about that, with some influences from the preppy style.
So here we go:
Polo and Oxford shirts: I love to wear oxford shirts and they are one of the must haves when dressing preppy and school girl style. I like them in basic colours like blue, grey, white, and I also love patterns on them. I like to wear them with everything, I think they are one of the best classic piece that you can get for your wardrobe, so even if you don't like this styles I really advise you to buy one anyway. Polo shorts are a recent piece in my outfits, I don't wear them often but sometimes, especial when is hot, I like to wear them. They feel really comfortable and they go with almost everything (shorts, pants, skinny jeans), also they are a must in the preppy style, but not so much on the school girl style, school girls wear more vests I think, I like vests as well, but I don't think they look good on me.
Blazer and Cardigans: blazers are like a weak point of mine, I love them a lot and I wish I could have one in each colour of the rainbow, they can give an outfit that thing that was missing to make it awesome, unfortunately I only use them in the fall/winter or to go out at night, but I really wish I could wear them all year long. Cardigans are also a new must of mine. I like to wear them to give a bit of colour to my outfits, I fell in love with the burgundy one. I also like when they have like a patch (harry potter patch would be awesome - oh god how geek I am).
Pants and Skirts: I used to wear jeans all the time, but now i'm a pants girl, i love tapered trousers, but the ones that are more fitted because they look better on me, and, although I only have one skirt, I like them a lot, especially the ones with a plaid print, school girl style of course. I can't say a lot about this topic, because this depends a lot of the body type of each person, so in my opinion find a good pair of pants that suit you, and if you prefer jeans, choose a black or more dark colour, even if they are blue, it has to be a dark blue.
The shoes: comfortable shoes are a must. I love moccasins, loafers, oxfords and ballerinas. I used to wear All Stars a lot, but now I grow out of them. I don't wear heels but I thinks that a good pair of black heels are a must to have in you closet for certain occasions, otherwise wear loafers and oxfords, wear what you feel more comfortable wearing. But with this kind of style the first four I mentioned are the most used, mostly in brown or black, but with ballerinas you can choose other colours to give a pop of colour to your outfit. Also year knee socks and tights.
Accessories: ties and scarfs are a must, I also like to wear bow-ties. Simple jewelry like pearl earrings, gold necklace or bracelet, don't wear to much jewelry at once, also I always like to wear a nice watch. Choose a good bag in black or brown and you are done.
Makeup: simple and classy. Keep it as natural as you can. Take care of your nails, french manicure is a must.
I din't want to get into the "preppy style" to much, but I always have in my mind that the preppy look is a really clean and polish look and a kinda like that, but I don't go maniac about it. I like having good and timeless pieces of clothing and I like to take good care of them.
I hope this post explain a bit more about my style, and my style inspiration, also if someone has any questions you can always ask :)