The Prep is easily the most visible trend at our very historic, collegiate campus. It’s no wonder that it probably has to do with that fact that sports rule at UT. With that come certain staples that easily identify the Prep.
Some examples are the very famous Sperry boat shoes, the Michael Kors oversized watch, the classic Ray-Ban wayfarer, a designer wristlet/backpack/messenger bag (perhaps with your initials emblazoned on it) and anything from J. Crew. If you’ve ever sported at least two of these at the same time, I have to tell you that you have a pretty preppy sense of style.
What I loved about this week’s Fashionista was the ease she portrayed in wearing the usual stiff style associated with the prep trend. She sported a bright orange top from J. Crew that flowed comfortably, and combined it with well-fitting skinny denim. Opting for a girly alternative to the boat shoe, she instead wore some brown leatherette ballet flats from H&M. My favorites were her accessories though. She toted her belongings in a juicy tangerine Kate Spade messenger-style bag and a gold and diamond-studded Michael Kors watch.
Her ease and relaxed sense of style was elevated through her accessorizing and made her overall look more refined. Take a cue from this preppy cutie and infuse your more expensive items with denim and ballet flats for a cute look that will serve you well as the semester comes to an end.
Spotted: Jump on the orange and tangerine color train because it’s here to stay for spring. Take a look at Sophie Theallet and Doo.Ri for inspiration! Check out the awesome spring Kate Spade campaign; you’ll love her bright accessories!