Remember the polo shirts with the collars up, slip-on boat shoes, argyle socks and plaid shirts? OK, so I’m dating myself; but back in high school I was all about the preppy look and even over the years, my fashion style has never strayed too far from a “classic style”. So when Jenn asked the question on her blog post yesterday, “What are your Fall favorites”, my reply is “Preppy Chic”!
(shown above: Liria by Oscar De La Renta, 5pc place setting, $250.00, Michael C. Fina; Darcy Skirt, $185.00, J. Crew).
(clockwise: party mats, set of 25, $20.00, The MacBeth Collection; plaid evergreen dinner plates, pack of 8, $5.50, Plum Party; Plaid vase in green, $995.00, Tiffany and Co., 1.800.843.3269; Houndstooth napkins, $25.00, Horchow).
Preppy Chic is a huge trend this fall, and was seen on the fall runways in shows such as Luella and Balenciaga. Watch for preppy looks such as argyle sweaters, polo shirts, knee length shorts and miles of plaid to be high priorities. The preppy look is being mixed with other trends such as metallics and patents, to give it a fun, modern twist.
I created this inspiration board full of great accessories to inspire different ways to add the preppy chic trend to your table. Enjoy!
(row 1: Alyssa Ettinger coasters, set of 4, $39.00; plaid tray, $26.00, Pfeifer Studio)
(row 2: Alyssa Ettinger vase from $120.00, Ralph Lauren Herrington and Glen Plaid barware, from $39.90, Bloomingdale's)
(row 3: Houndstooth coaster, $24.99; Wilton Armetale, Sowers Gifts)
(row 4: Tartan photo flask,$14.99, Urban Outfitters; Garrick tartan throw, $250.00 Polo Ralph Lauren).
(row 5: Large check bon bon dish, $135.00, Burberry; Holiday tartan plaid platter, $55.30, Lenox).
(row 6: Paisley cocktail napkin,$11.99, Gumps San Francisco; Patterned plate set, from $30.00, William Wayne and Co).