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3 Cute Outfits for the Thoroughly Modern Preppy

January 22, 2013

As much as I'm a confessed total trendoid--I'll try almost anything once!--my roots are pure prep and I'll always melt for a classic crested blazer. If you love penny loafers and Love Story and guys who do crew as much as I do, but you're ready to update the look in a totally modern way, these outfit ideas are for you!

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Just add animal print: Start with some tried-and-true basics, like an oxford shirt under a v-neck sweater and a structured camel tote, then throw a major dose of glam into the mix with some leopard print. This gal's coat is pure fabulous factor.

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Inject ethnic influences: The classic bateau-striped top and white blazer are yacht-ready, but the addition of an oversize beaded necklace and a bright textured bag keep the whole outfit from being too perfect.

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Go for bold color: With regular blue jeans, this double-breasted blazer would look straight-up collegiate. But when you put bright red denim into the equation, it becomes totally on-trend for 2013.

What do my fellow preppies out there think of these looks? Which one is your favorite? Would you try out this trendy take on a classic look? Discuss!

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