First of all, what does preppy mean anyway?
Preppy [prep-ee], plural -pies, adjective, -pi•er, -pi•est.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or being a style in dress or mode of behavior of a preppy.
– source: dictionary.com
So to abstract, think wealthy families, boarding schools, summer mansions, golf, sailing and lacrosse, good manners, gossip girl style and old money. Want to learn more about the meaning of prep? The Official Preppy Handbook by Jonathan Roberts lets you in on all the secrets.
If you’re going for the preppy look there are a few items you have to incorporate into your outfit. Layer V-neck sweaters over oxford shirts or polo shirts. Add short skirts, wool shorts or capri pants and throw on a colourful blazer. To finish the look accessorize with a fedora hat, knee socks, flats and most importantly: the right attitude, and you’re good to go.
The prep look is hot and happening right now, and here are a few of my favourite prepsters.
Dress preppy and win a citytrip!
Now on to the important stuff: enter now to participate in the Tommy Hilfiger Prep Style Contest. All you have to do is style your most preppy outfit, snap it on picture and upload it to the contest website. Get your friends and foes to vote for you and pick out where in the world you want to travel to. Pick from cities such as London, Milan, Paris and NEW YORK! Easy? Yes. Fun? Hell yes. Hope to see you all on the Tommy Hilfiger website, you’ve got my vote!
To enter the competition, just click on the banner below. Good luck!
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