In real life I have a preppy style, but I don't buy clothes from Lilly Pulitzer. I have bought some new things from Lilly Pulitzer on Ebay, and found brand new LP things from yard sales. (With the tags still on.) I really like LP- the colors, and the style, but it tends to be on the expensive side. I dont think you have to buy name brands in order to be preppy. Although it is hard to buy things for the style. I dont consider Aeropostale, A&F, and Hollister to be classic preppy style, although most teenagers do categorize it as that.
I define preppy as-
Bold, bright colors
Minimalist clothes shapes (The shift dress Etc.)
Natural looking make up
Flats, and high heels
My style is mixed with a little bit of nautical. I wear earrings with anchors, starfish, and sea horse's. (small silver of gold sea animals.) I wear lots of solid color shirts and accessorize with jewelry.
I would love to be able to afford clothes like LP, but in this economy it is really hard!! I also realize that most people think that if you buy LP or a lot of other name brands you are considered a snob. People of any style can be snobby. I wish people were not judged by their money. I really hope that you guys do not think I am a snob because I have a LP blog design. I love the style, and love looking at my blog when it has a bright bold print. I am blessed, but not the type of person to toss $300 on a pair of shoes. I would love someone to start a preppy clothes business that made a classic preppy style for an affordable price. (Anyone want to help me with that? ;)
I really hope I have not offend/or stepped on anyones toes.
What do you consider a preppy style? Do you think that you have to buy name brands in order to be categorized as a prep?
Just keeping it real!
P.s- SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!! ahhahahah!!