Preppy style of dress began back in the 1940s and 1950s and since then has become a classic trend. Every year on the runway there are new twists on the preppy trend, keeping it constantly fresh. From button-ups to boat shoes, preppy is a staple style that can easily be accomplished.

Name: Taylor Best

Major: Industrial Engineering

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: Tell me about your outfit.

Taylor Best: I’m wearing skinny blue jeans from American Eagle, Caressa riding boots, a pink oxford button-up from Polo Ralph Lauren, my mother’s pearl earrings and my bag is from Vera Bradley.

CF: Who do you look to for fashion inspiration?

TB: Definitely the women I grew up with. I grew up in the Boston area and the style there is very classic and preppy.

CF: What are your favorite stores to shop at?

TB: J.Crew, Ralph Lauren, and Brooks Brothers.

CF: What is your favorite fall clothing item?

TB: I would have to say these new riding boots. They were my back-to-school splurge for myself because I knew I would be wearing them almost everyday.

How To: The preppy style derives from a few classic pieces paired together. For the fall a Fashionista should start with a muted color button-up with a pair of dark skinny jeans and pull the classic look together with leather riding boots. Topping this look off with a tote bag brings it together for going to class.

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