In 1980. the Official Preppy Handbook hit bookstore shelves creating a greater awareness of that polo-driven, khaki-sporting, loafer-stepping scene. The book was a tongue-in-cheek view of prep school attire worn by the so called “rich” of the northeast and those who aspired to be like them.
Before & After
The colors pink and green will never be the same.
Today, not only is a sequel to the book in the works focusing on a more modern day version of the original bestseller, but these classic styles for Spring have taken a new twist. In many cases a relaxed, bohemian beat has been added to soften and complement the subculture styles of yesterday.
Mrs. Obama in J Crew
Alessandro Garofalo / Alessandro Garofalo / indigitalitalia.com
Chambray Skirt/Floral Sequin Skirt @ J Crew in Greenwich, Stamford, Westport, Fairfield, New Canaan, New Haven, Trumbull, Danbury
Varsity Cable Cardigan/Flounce Skirt by Tommy Hilfiger @ Macy’s in Stamford, Trumbull, Milford, Danbury
The Helen Dress by Tory Burch @ Tory Burch in Greenwich, Nordstrom in Farmington, Mitchells in Westport
Tie-Dye Skinny Jeans/Linen Blazer by MICHAEL Michael Kors @ Michael Kors in Greenwich, Danbury, Saks in Stamford, Greenwich
Camoflage Skirt/Check Silk Top by Lela Rose @ Mitchells in Westport, Neiman Marcus in Westchester, www.shopbop.com
Worth Skinny Mini Zip/Shay Top by Lilly Pulitzer @ Splash of Pink in Westport, Island Outfitters in Fairfield, Darien Sport Shop in Darien