Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The New Prep

The prep look has been a long running trend since the 50's and showcased its "new" comeback during the FW 2012/2013 runway shows, especially with designers like Jil Sander, Ferragamo, The Row and Jason Wu. Keeping true to the original preppy look, these designers also added their twist to create "The New Prep" look. From crystal embellished monogrammed clutches to long chained lockets, the prep trend is sure to make a big impact this season.

-- If you don't want to jump head first into this trend, start off with something simple like an accessory. A simple locket necklace or monogrammed clutch will add just enough prep to make a statement.

-- If you want something a little more, go for a a striped blazer or monogrammed smoking slippers 
(a favorite in the "world of prep".) 

-- A backpack may seem over-the-top, but it's great to make a preppy impact. Try something more chic like the one below from The Row.

-- And remember, "the new prep" is all about taking something preppy and adding your own twist. So wear something a little different like these House of Lavande Vintage earrings. Avoid too many chunky accessories though, as it can start to look messy and overwhelming and prep is all about keeping it simple.

The New Prep

1. Juicy Couture Fresh Prep Nautic Cotton Blazer   2. The Row Leather Backpack
3. House of Lavande Vintage Locket Necklace   4. Judith Leiber Austrian crystal minaudière
5. Louis Vuitton Monogrammed Smoking Slippers   6. House of Lavande Vintage Earrings