Go Preppy: in classic red, white and blue outfits
Road test some of summer’s favourite shades in preppy inspired prints and silhouettes.
Look for prints in a mix of stars and stripes and varsity inspired slogans.
Keep accessories to a minimum, opting for colour co-ordinating bags and shoes, but keep jewellery to minimum.
Look for androgynous watches or hoop earrings to off set the look.
Go preppy: try a jumper dress in red and white stripes
As we wave off winter and move into spring, look for easy to wear jumper and t-shirt dresses.
Red and white stripes is a season classic and this simple shape is perfect for a casual day look.
Look for brands that essentially hold the Americana trend in their DNA such as Guess to easily find trend forward pieces.
With changeable temperatures go for ultimate preppy vibes and sling a cable knit sweater over your shoulders.
Look to the high street for designer inspired accessories, such as this great quilted bag with chain detail from Dorothy Perkins, for designer style on a high street budget.
Model Wears: Dress, £59, Guess; Jumper, £7, 10 Store; Boots, £44.99, EGO; Watch, £89, Guess; Bag, £22, Dorothy Perkins
Go preppy: try a co-ordinating suit, such as this relaxed striped one from New Look
The co-ord has been a huge hit with retailers and shoppers alike.
This semi tailored jacket and trouser combo from New Look is pretty bold, but teaming it with an on trend graphic tee relaxes the whole look of the outfit.
Print on print on print is where it is at for this look and as long as you stick to the same red, white and blue tones you can effortlessly mix stars and stripes.
Pairing a suit with trainers is a sure fire way to dress down the whole look but also make it really practical for running round town.
We love these cute star printed trainers from Next for a little added detail
Accent the outfit by opting for a bold red side bag to really make the outfit pop.
Model Wears: Jacket, £19.99, New Look; Trousers, £19.99, New Look; T-shirt, £7.99, New Look; Trainers, £35, Next; Bag, £15.99, Stradivarius; Watch, £69, Guess
Go preppy: Team a slogan sweatshirt with white denim capri trousers
Ready, set, go.
Be first to the fashion finish line in one of this season’s key pieces.
The printed sweatshirt has had a serious revival this season, with dozens of options filling the high street.
We’ve teamed this relaxed fit sweatshirt from River Island with a pair of cropped white denim capri trousers. again looking to Guess for all our preppy needs.
Adding heels to this look in co-ordinated colours allows you to dress up what might otherwise be a really casual look.
While this outfit might channel ‘Clueless’, you’ll definitely look in the know.
Model Wears: Top, £28, River Island; Jeans, £89, Guess; Shoes, £159.95, Madeleine; Earrings, £49, Guess
Go preppy: try tailored jackets with more casual pieces.
The preppy trend relies on effortlessly combining casual and more tailored pieces.
Break up co-ordinating suits and pair Chanel inspired tweed jackets with jeans and mini skirts for that movie inspired, American high school vibe.
Stick to the red, white and blue palette to ensure this look appears fully co-ordinated.
Look for coloured denim and corduroy to keep in line with the fabrications of the trend.
Model Wears: Skirt, £19.99, New Look; Vest, £9.99, New Look; Jacket, £59, Marks and Spencer; Trainers, £42, River Island
Earrings, £49, Guess; Watch, £89, Guess
Go preppy: pair smart skirts with slouchy sweaters for a relaxed vibe.
Dress down a smart pleated skirt, like this one from Stradivarius by pairing with slouchy and oversized knitwear.
Cable knits in appropriate hues are a great way of expressing the preppy aesthetic.
Use bold accessories, like this red side bag from Linea at House of Fraser or a pair of on trend kitten heels to dress up and finish this look.
The preppy trend requires minimal jewellery styling so opt for androgynous, large faced watches or big hooped earrings for some added sparkle.
Model Wears: Jumper, £26, Next; Skirt, £29.99, Stradivarius; Heels, £12, Primark; Bag, £45, Linea at House of Fraser; Earrings, £49, Guess
Go preppy: don’t be afraid to clash prints of the same colours
Don’t be afraid to clash those prints.
Team checks with stripes and go for a neat tartan mini skirt to really emphasise the preppy look.
Baring in mind that the weather is still cool, we have layered a striped roll neck under a classic cable knit cardigan from Marks and Spencer for added warmth.
The darker hue on top also helps to pull this look together and play down the boldness of both prints.
Again we have kept jewellery to a minimum, instead opting for a statement watch.
Model Wears: Skirt, £19.99, Stradivarius; Jumper, £24, Rokit; Cardigan, £35, Marks and Spencer; Shoes, £69, Guess; Earrings, £39, Guess; Watch, £89, Guess
Go preppy: take a classic biker to new heights with an injection of colour
The biker jacket never dates and never fails.
The ultimate outerwear for spring, try infusing this classic silhouette with a pop of colour this Spring.
We have layered this red biker jacket from Very with another on trend, retro sports inspired sweatshirt to inject yet another catwalk trend into the look.
Retro sports are back, dabbling in the eighties and nineties for a full on rewind.
Paired over tailored trousers, this look leaves the race track behind for something altogether more sophisticated.
Model Wears: Sweatshirt, £25.99, Stradivarius; Trousers, £30, ASOS; Jacket, £40, Very; Shoes, £14.99, EGO; Bag, £17.99, Stradivarius
Stylist: Rivkie Baum
Photographer: Jay McLaughlin
Hair and Makeup: Danni Hooker using Nars and Kevin Murphy hair
Fashion Assistant: Jessica Evans
Model: Francesca Cosh at Nevs
Location: K2 Freedom Leisure Centre.
K2 Crawley, operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of Crawley Borough Council is a flagship leisure facility in the South East, with an extensive state-of-the-art gym, 50m pool, 140+ classes a week, sports courts, outdoor track and an amazing indoor cycling studio around! Multiple, great value membership and pay-as-you-go options available for everyone. www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/K2
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