If you’re familiar with this little corner of the internet, then you know that I blog mostly about preppy and classic style. For me it’s the way I like to dress and live my life. There’s something about a classic pair of boots or a bag that I’ll use and love for years that makes sense to me. I don’t ever feel the need to grab what’s hot next or the “it” piece of the season. Mostly because the ones I would want are mad expensive but also because I don’t really like most of the styles that much. Or maybe I do but I know that they’ll fade quickly.
This brings me to my topic today: classic, preppy style. Maybe it’s because I grew up wearing polos and plaid skirts at Catholic school, maybe it’s because my parents wear polos and khakis every day, or maybe it’s something else entirely. But preppy style is what I prefer and am drawn towards aesthetically. I love the classic lines and fabrics, and I love how it stays timeless and well, classic, year after year. Not to mention the simplicity in the styles.
Simplicity is key to me and I stand by that 100%. I try to live my life as simple as possible in everything that I do. Now just because things are simpler doesn’t mean they don’t have to be elegant or lavish though! I love a good wool sweater or pair of bean boots, because I know that they were made well. When I put on my bean boots in the winter I have the peace of mind that I will look good and stay warm in the Chicago cold.
I like to keep things simple and classic, but I want quality. What can I say? I want it to last! Having quality pieces that stand the test of time (and fashion cycles) year after year is what I stand for in terms of style and fashion. Having great style doesn’t mean jumping on every trend or having the latest It bag. Great style comes from within. It’s picking out pieces that work for you and utilizing them to the height of their power.
I try to use my style and closet to me best of my abilities. And for me, that’s keeping it preppy and classic. But don’t ask me to play tennis. I hate it and I’m terrible at it. But I’ll wear the cute little tennis set!
What style speaks to you the most?