When done right, the preppy look never goes out of style--just ask Ralph Lauren. But when done wrong, it can look dated or even silly. So what do you think--is this FOF adorably ivy league, or out of her fashion league?
“This a a perfectly assembled, luxurious, safe preppy look. Fairly monochromatic, yet made interesting by its combination of textures. It’s the uniform of the Connecticut suburb where I grew up. Thank goodness for the diversity and feast for the eyes found in Manhattan.”
is merchandise manager for Muse, a full-service jewelry showroom.
“I personally do not care for this look, however it is preppy and pretty much in fashion these days. The color camel, the flat shoe and the preppy car coat are huge this year. She could go without the belt and the top is, meh. Myself, I’ll take a pair of 5-inch heels, fishnets and a black leather coat any day....”
is a Beverly Hills stylist to the stars. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.
: “I would always rather see a conservative, preppy FOF than an older gal who 'blings out' or overdoes her style. However the matchy-ness of her sweater and coat is a bit too cute and odd. Most of her outfit is fairly classic in concept, but the belted top is a mistake (chopping her figure) that a turtleneck alone would have easily corrected. She still has a girlish figure and just needs a bit of tweaking to reach her preppy potential.”
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