70s prep

Preppy is a style that never seems to go out of style. Some people reference its influence in the 80s and 60s, but in today’s outfit post I am channeling a 70s preppy look. This look was pretty easy to create using things I already had in my wardrobe. I tucked my blue and white striped button down preppy staple into these high-waist flares to be true to form. After seeing hundreds of Ralph Lauren ads the belt just seemed like a necessary addition as well as these silver lattice earrings. The shape of my purse probably resembles something from the 70s but the color is an updated detail that I think stands out nicely against the rest of the blue and brown palette. The thing I like most about this look is that it looks put together but not too dressy for a relaxed girl’s night out consisting of Mexican food, margaritas, and gossip.¬†
Marshalls blouse; Gap jeans and belt; H&M earrings; Candies via Kohl’s nude pumps; Shell bracelet (gift)

Working girl: Preppy/70s

This outfit was a mix of preppy, striped shirt and blazer, and 70s, flare leg pants and floral scarf. I actually really liked the contrast. I especially like the way the striped sleeve sticks out of the jacket. It made me feel very Tory Burch and the jacket very Gossip Girl.
Forever 21 jacket; Target scarf; Ralph Lauren (outlet) top; The Limited pants; Nine West shoes 

Night Fever

Black dress pants have been in my playbook for a long time. I still remember my first pair from the Gap; they had the zipper in the back and no pockets for an effect similar to jeggings unexposed. But that’s all in the past now. Fast-forward to the aughts with these awesome flair-leg black pants with big belt loops from the Limited. These definitely say Saturday Night Fever, however, I actually like the 70s flair. They make business casual a little more snazzy. Pairing these pants with the big belt and aviators adds to the “vintage” effect. The 70s is a time period that I don’t see many people trying to recreate. Flare-leg jeans made a brief appearance in the 90s, but a full-on reversion to the 70s, meaning fro hair and gold lame jumpsuits, needs to happen. It’s only a matter of time.
New York and Company blouse; The Limited pants; Banana Republic belt; Ray Ban Aviators; Banyan Tree hat; H&M earrings; Kenneth Cole watch; Street fair abalone bracelet