Fall is in the air! It’s my favorite season of the year and I can’t wait to try on a new preppy look that I am obsessed with lately. I can’t help noticing how much popularity the preppy style trend has gained, not only among youngsters, but also including moms and dads! I’d like to admit as a mom and a women in her 50s, I really don’t see myself dressing like my teenage daughter. Teenage preppy is lovely, just not my thing, I decided. So the challenge is on! How to put together a preppy look for female over 50?
Today I am going to share in this post how I interpret the preppy style as a mom over 50. And I hope it is published just in time for your fall fashion inspiration.
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Look # 1 – sweater over button down shirt
Layered sweater look. This look has a few of classic preppy elements in it. Button down shirt, nautical sweater, and khaki pants. To finish its off, I have picked a pair of lady like pump. It’s preppy, also laid back. I believe this look is so classic that will look great on everyone. If you are want to be preppy effortlessly, this is the one look you will want to try!
Classic striped mariner sweaters like below are a staple item for a preppy wardrobe.
Look #2 – White Sneakers + Sweatshirt + Wide Leg Jeans
White Sneakers + Sweatshirt + Wide Leg Jeans
Wearing: Madewell sweatshirt, Banana Republic Wide leg Jeans, Golden Goose sneakers
White sneakers plays magic when you want to dress preppy. I admit I am obsessed with white sneakers nowadays as they are so easy to wear and looks great with anything. What’s even better, white sneakers are so accessible and there are so many choices for you to pick. I have lined up a slew of white sneakers if you just want options. I especially recommend those hidden wedge sneakers for petite girls like us.
Look # 3 – Polo Shirt + Mom Jeans + Sneakers
Wearing – Levis Jeans, Maje Crop Polo Shirt, Balenciaga Extra Small Le Cagole Lambskin Shoulder Bag
Polo T-shirt + Mom Jeans + Sneakers
Polo shirt is a classic, gender neutral item that is a textbook example of a preppy outfit. From fitted, oversized, or cropped polo top, you can’t go wrong with a polo shirt to look preppy and effortless. Polo shirt can be worn in many different ways, here are some examples. I love all these outfits, but if I have to pick a favorite, it has to be the look of wearing polo shirt with wide leg trousers. it is just such a nice preppy look that’s polished with a subtle hint of sophistication.
Polo shirt + Pleated Midi Skirt + Sneakers, this is another preppy look that is also very famine. Inspired by school uniforms we see in TVs and movies, this preppy look is more mom-friendly. Busy moms need a preppy look that’s both comfortable and stylish and this outfit is just that.
Look # 4 – Quilted Jacket
A fall wardrobe staples, the quilted jacket has never been forgotten. Some would argue this quilted jacket looks dated, but it all depends how you style it. To go for a classy look, try to style the quilted jacket with tall boots. For a modern preppy look, wear the quilted jacket over a simple vest and wide leg jeans.
Look # 5 – Sweater Vest + Tie Neck Shirt
Sweater Vest + Tie Neck Shirt
I have shared a couple of sweater vest looks before and were received very well. You can read that post here.
Sweater vest is a preppy look staple, especially when we step out in transitional seasons. Being joked as the granny’s vest, sweater vest is so on trend now. Versatile and cozy, a sweater vest can be styled with any existing items in your closet. For a preppy look this fall, wear this crop sweater vest with wide leg pants, alone or over a button down shirt. There are so many choices for sweater vest. I have picked out a few below..