Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Trend analyzed: Preppy


Various fashion sources have been saying that preppy is here for another turn in the trend cycle. In some circles I believe it has never left. But what I have noticed, and I believe I formulated this idea after reading a column in GQ, which I can no longer locate, is that it has extended past the ivy leaguers and people of that stereotype and has now found itself on everyone from hipster to librarian in its wake. I don't know where those generalities came from. (Sorry, I am not trying to insult anyone.) And as this article from the New York Times points out it seems to have taken its course in Japan as well. In any case, once something becomes a trend, you can bet that it will be mass produced in stores, making it affordable and easy to acquire. Here is my polyvore creation of an affordable preppy look. It may not have as much zest as Take Ivy, but everyone has already seemed to put there own spin on it anyways.

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