Easy Prep

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Preppy takes a turn for the modern when done in neutrals with a pop of bold jewel tones. Preppy never looked so casually sophisticated! 
A classic preppy look consists of a few key pieces...
1.Cardigan 
2.Dark wash jeans 
3.Boots
4.Watch 
5.Statement necklace 
6.Bangles 
7.Pearls 
Photos by Sarah Harper 
[jeans: Joe's, top: Ann Taylor, cardigan: Ann Taylor, boots: Frye, necklace: boutique, earrings: Macy's, black bracelet: Ann Taylor, bangles: Alex & Ani, watch: Invicta]

Combining these traditional prepster pieces to create a classic preppy look is one thing. But let's aim for something more contemporary. 

1.Colorblocked cardigan in tan and black is a sophisticated combination. Add in a punch of color for an unexpected twist
2. Nothing's more effortlessly chic than a pair of dark wash skinny jeans that fit like a glove
3. Chocolate riding boots with sleek hardware running down the back gives a conventional pair of boots an edgy vibe
4. Opt for a daintier silver & black watch rather than an oversized gold timepiece. Silver & black is the epitome of modern color combinations
5. A statement necklace with some color is the perfect updated accessory. And of course, the bigger, the better
6. Load on some bangles to give your look a touch of metal without all the bling and sparkles, which can look overwhelming and gaudy 
7. Pearls are pearls, they're timeless and always appropriate. Switch out your regular ones for a larger sized stud. 


Wow in MODERN PREP

71 comments:

  1. Nice and great swer with a perfect necklace.

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  2. Gorgeous and age appropriate! You look pretty and love you in super casual outfit like this.. looking so young and carefree!

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  3. You look lovely!! Your hair is so pretty!!

    xx Jeeshan
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  4. Great necklace! :)

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  5. This was such a fun post! I loved reading your tips! I agree that pearls are a timeless classic, I think I will wear mine a bit more in a dressed down way! :)
    I like your cardigan a lot, the color block effect is awesome! And that is a beautiful necklace! :)

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  6. I love your black bracelet & your hair looks so pretty! great post
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  7. Great look! xx
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  8. beautiful.love the look.everything is so awesome
    kisses & keep intouch

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  9. Your jewelery is beautiful. I've been looking for some new rings and I really like the heart one.

    Christina
    http://kissesandflowers.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love the unexpected color from the cardigan! This updated preppy look is wonderful :)

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  11. Very cute casual outfit)

    mary-tur.ru

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  12. OMG I LOVE these boots! Your entire outfit is adorable!

    x
    Rachel

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  13. such a wonderful look sweety, love your cardigan!
    happy new week!

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  14. It's a look full of really interesting details! I love the pull above all!
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  15. Great style!We love your blog!
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  16. This style is such a killer and it's so beautiful (: love all the accessories it's so stylish! I think you would love the bracelet selling at http://braceletcandy.tictail.com ! Thank you for commenting on my blog(: , just thought to share with you about the accessories and all cause it's one of my favorite accessories shopping website!

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  17. I love the zipper detailing on your riding boots...SO cute!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  18. I adore this preppy look! You are so right that the pops of color and jeans make this preppy look so modern! I think you styled it so beautifully with the right amount of statement jewellery and dainty jewellery mixed together! Your boots finish off the look perfectly!

    Rebecca
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  19. You are just so cute. I love this cardigan on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  20. necklace is really amazing

    jeans looks good on you;o))

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  21. Really like your boots and the cardigan, cute!

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  22. Kat, this is such a cute patootie look. I adore that cardigan and your boots. And the options below are just as fabulous. I like the CK booties.


    xo
    Sam
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  23. This look is super cute! I'm loving the color block cardigan.

    xo erica

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  24. Hi dear :) nice outfit, love the cardigan and your boots!!! great post ;)

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    Kiss Tea

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  25. This is fabulous! Loving the casual yet chic ensemble!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  26. ooh love your sweater! it has a nice color blocking going on :D

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  27. Lovely and perfect preppy outfit! The cardigan is so nice! kisses

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  28. Love this casual preppy look on you! xx

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  29. You are such a young beautiful lady!! I am jealous! ;-)
    Love your color block cardi!!

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  30. lovely outfit dear and you have a pretty eyes =) pls. check my blog we can follow each other if you like =) just let me know. Hugs http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

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  31. Kat you are adorable! I absolutely adore this preppy look on you! That Ann Taylor cardigan is a great staple piece! Perfect with the jeans and brown boots! <3

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  32. Nice outfit :)

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  33. you got a great blog and you look so cute n pretty like a doll.

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  34. You look adorable Kat!! Love this beautiful casual preppy look. The cardigan and boots are awesome :)

    xx Mira

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  35. Your cardigan is so cute, I love the colorblocking!

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  36. Your outfit is so cute & you are very pretty! You look like Arya from Pretty Little Liars!

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  37. You are always super cute!! :) Love the colors of your sweater!

    A big kiss!!

    Babi
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  38. great look!!! Beautiful :) http://outsidefashioncatwalk.blogspot.com.es/

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  39. Gorgeous Outfit ,you look wonderful! Great Pictures :)
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    big Hugs :)

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  40. Hi Kath! beautiful combination, simple but trendy, the boots and the necklace blue are my fav elements!

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  41. FABBBB!<3
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  42. Looking super cute!!!
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  43. Hi kat thanks for the follow following back =) http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

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  44. I love your cardigan and frye boots. I love the color blocking in your cardigan and frye make some of the best boots around

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  45. Beautiful colorblocking love! Really love the combo!

    xx
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  46. You look absolutely adorable!

    xo,
    miranda

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  47. You are just so stinkin cute! Love this look - the colorblocking is great! Stay warm :)

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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  48. cute outfit! love your boots!! [:
    and would you be interested to follow each other?? do let me know!

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  49. Love your outfit and your hair is so stunning (: x

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  50. amazing style ;)
    Like your blog! Would you like to follow each other? :)
    XO MP.
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  51. this statement necklace is beautiful and very versatile, i also have it and i use it it many different combinations . totally loving the laid-back look!
    xoxo

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  52. i love this look!
    your hair looks gorgeous, too:)
    kisses

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  53. As usual phenomenal post! You are a champion!
    I can see that you love what you are doing!
    Thanks for posting! Love you :-*

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  54. You're gorgeous! Hopefully you're ok with this, but your look reminds me of Rihanna (back when she was a sweetie haha) Love the colorblock, top. Following your blog now...♥

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  55. Great outfit! Love your boots!

    xx,
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  56. hey love... I have a new look on my blog!
    Much love and kisses from Miami,
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  57. Really like bright colors in winter, this combo is perfect, have a nice week Kat!

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  58. Really like bright colors in winter, this combo is perfect, have a nice week Kat!

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  59. Really like bright colors in winter, this combo is perfect, have a nice week Kat!

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  60. Cute casual look! I like how you picked out a matching blue necklace to bring out the jeans and make the whole outfit uniform :)

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