Fashion: Preppy winter wear

So the fashion gurus at ShopLook have decided that one of this week’s fashionable challenges is preppy winter wear, I style I adore!

The look above is an understated combo of red and black with suede and tartan mixed in. Click the link above to be taken to my ShopLook page so you can shop till your heart’s content with their preppy collection.

First of all what is preppy? According to Wikipedia dictionary it is: A subculture in the United States associated with old private Northeastern university-preparatory schools. The terms are used to denote a person seen as characteristic of a student or alumnus of these schools. Characteristics of preps in the past include a particular subcultural speech, vocabulary, dress, mannerisms and etiquette, reflective of an upper-class upbringing

I love this entire look but especially the red leather Michael Kors handbag in which to keep all your books and stationery (although not cheap at £198!), The Opi apple red nail polish, bold red lip – for good lasting hold I recommend Elizabeth Arden and the deep scarlet suede ankle boots by Rialta Maverick. Team with a messy bun and classic gel eye liner to pull the entire look together. You can wear glasses if you want too for extra geek cheek style points… just remember the milk bottle style frames belong in the 70’s and 80’s need to stay there!

If only they could bottle the smell of books and sell it as a perfume..

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