For fall 2012, pull out the plaid and mix it up with some monograms because the preppy look is on trend again. The great thing about trends is that you can choose to what extent you’re going to follow them. Overdoing plaid, argyle and monogrammed varsity sweaters are a bit too reminiscent of those old school says – so keeping it simple with a few key pieces is the best way to take advantage of the trend and not look like a victim.
The wearing of prints like argyles and plaids are what the prep look is known for. However, these prints when worn as major pieces in an outfit can easily create an overpowering look — something not suitable for everyday wear. Therefore, instead of choosing major wardrobe pieces to fulfill the preppy look, try accessorizing with simple items. Accessories such as clutches, bags, or even hoisery that complete an outfit are the perfect way to be on point with the trends without making a faux pas. It’s just enough to grab attention.
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