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Lively Up Your Prep

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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.

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

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