Monday, August 27, 2012

Fall Trend Report: Preppy/ Equestrian Styles


One of the major trends this fall is the preppy/ equestrian/ school girl style. Designers looked into the past and revived these classic styles. They played around with preppy blazers, riding boots, plaid prints, the newsboy hat, collegiate sweaters, classic coats, the color maroon, letterman jackets/sweaters and wool scarfs. They grabbed inspiration from Tommy Hilfiger (the king of classic, preppy styles), The Love Story, Ivy League schools (Harvard, Yale, etc.) and private school uniforms. Try this trend out for a quiet day spent studying at the library or reading your favorite book. One of the things that I love about this trend is its wear-ability. Usually, looks that are seen on the runway have to be heavily modified before the general public tries the look out. But not this look. Anyone can rock a plaid skirt or plaid pants, a classic blazer and a little bit of maroon.

Don't have the money to dish out for super expensive designer duds? Not a problem! Vera Wang's Princess Wang line for Kohl's features a whole lot of trendy plaid bottoms, blazers and drool-worthy collegiate sweaters all for under $75. Get free shipping at Kohl's on orders of $50 or more when you use code FIFTYSHIPS. Still can't afford that? Trust me, I hear you! This trend is one trend that can be found in abundance in thrift shops or on etsy. Plaid prints often run rampant at Goodwill and thrift shops often carry preppy blazers. You can also try your hand at DIY-ing this trend by creating your own letterman sweater (DIY tutorial found HERE.)

This is probably one of the trends that I am most excited for this fall. Letterman sweaters, wool shorts, plaid prints, preppy belts, and maroon here I come!

13 comments:

  1. Ill have to check Kohls out, thanks for the tips, love these pieces!
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  2. loving the pieces you've chosen & I'm loving all the tartan I've been seeing for autumn.

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  3. AH! I heart Kohl's so much! I especially love the cardi you featured above...

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  4. I love preppy style ! Love it all,and I would deff.wear it when autumn starts :) following,xo

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  5. I love the equestrian style - especially the boots!

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  6. i looove the equestrian style- i feel like it's so sharp and put together. and lord do i want those plaid pants, so pretty

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  7. I love all the knitwear! Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know.

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  8. Hey thanks for the sweet comment! Nice selection here =)
    I'm your newest follower now, and I hope you will follow me back, it would be great to keep in touch!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  9. Love the preppy/equestrian immersion into fashion this year! Please check out my blog: frenchandblue.blogspot.com

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  10. I am looking forward to buying more items for the classic side of my wardrobe. I like the brown riding boots!

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