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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Preppy Casual

ALL IN THE DETAILS: Preppy Casual

Walking downtown on a chilly spring afternoon, I spotted this trendy Fashionista and had to stop to admire her cool, layered look. I adore timeless looks like this one, where the basics could be used for every season or year, but it is made trendy with the added accessories. This Fashionista nailed it with matching her accessories to her layered outfit. This simple look would also be easy to recreate with pieces found in your own closet, or with signature basics that are sold year round.

She started off the look with knit pieces that most major brands sell. A basic T-shirt dress and leggings are staple pieces that every college student should own. They are simple to dress up or down, and anywhere in between. For layers, she added a red flannel and a light puffer coat for protection against the unexpected spring weather. These are both pieces that are perfect for busy college students who want to look preppy, but still find quick outfits and be able to feel comfortable all day.

For accessories, this Fashionista really hit the mark with creating a preppy look. Her baseball cap from J.Crew features gold embroidery for a stylish twist on a simple piece. This style of cap is on trend right now, so you’ll find them everywhere. This floral embroidered cap from Topshop is a fun style to try. She paired the cap with a simple pashmina scarf in a suitable color to tie in the rest of the outfit. Finally, to pull together the look, she chose some Michael Kors rain booties. Any weatherproof, black, ankle boot would give a similar look to this ensemble. These Hunter Boots are a similar take on the classic, shiny, black bootie. Hopefully you find this outfit easy to recreate and accessorize as much or as little as you want!