STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: A Little Prep In Your Step

This week’s Fashionista is mastering the preppy style. For someone like myself who has many different styles, I like to have different outfits for different moods. If I was feeling preppy today, I would most definitely take this outfit out of my closet.

The dress in this look is a classic Gap denim dress. Almost all of my denim dresses come from Gap, because they are so versatile. This dress easily could’ve been turned boho or edgy, but this Fashionista made her ensemble a preppy one. By adding a striped cardigan, the outfit turns into a look that would be perfect for an afternoon at the country club. The key to almost all preppy outfits is a good cardigan. The stripes add a visual element to the otherwise plain dress. They catch your eye while not taking away from the entire ensemble itself.

Another aspect of wearing stripes is the fear. I have mentioned it before, and it is the fear of looking larger than you actually are. In this look, the Fashionista has a cinched waist, creating a slim line across the middle of the body. This breaks up the straight line and adds a slimming aspect.

Wearing simple shoes also keeps the focus on the outfit as a whole, rather than one specific detail. With a striped cardigan, everything else in the outfit should stay rather neutral. These sandals are a nice tan color that will go with almost anything, which makes them easy to pair with this denim dress and striped sweater.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My outfit usually depends on what type of mood I am in. Today, I was feeling preppy, so I decided to pull out an old cardigan to throw on top of my favorite denim dress. I am all about wearing what makes you happy, and this most definitely makes the cut.”