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Actually I've been wearing ballet flats since I was 12, I hope this trend is over soon because I hate seeing everyone wearing "my" shoes
btw: Is anyone wearing Timberland boat shoes?

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Ballet flats are a current trend? Well...I've been wearing them my whole life. And talking about babydolls, it depends, I admit that some are not preppy at all, but look at this one by Chloé:



Isn't that preppy? Well if not, maybe I misunderstood the concept.

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i always love the preppy look. but especially how it has evolved from decade to decade. the 90s were a particularly interesting preppy decade. chloe sevigny chanels that one.

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Ballet flats are a current trend? Well...I've been wearing them my whole life.
I don't know where you're from, or how old you are, but I graduated high school before I even heard of people wearing Ballet flats. In the nineties, no one wore them- so to me, they've been out of style, they're in style now, and they'll probably go out of style again.

the same thing with skinny jeans- they were not cool in the nineties- they were considered "dated" it takes a little age to have perspective about these things (not that I'm very old)


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And talking about babydolls, it depends, I admit that some are not preppy at all, but look at this one by Chloé:
Isn't that preppy? Well if not, maybe I misunderstood the concept
I think you are thinking of something completely different from what I think of as preppy. When I think preppy, I think of the following elements

buttondown shirts with everything
Sweatervests
v neck sweaters.
Cable knit sweaters
loafers,
argyle prints,
pleated skirts
Collared Polo shirts
Navy blue blazers.
plaid

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^ agreed, but don't forget to pop the collars

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^^That's exactly what I think of when I hear prep!!

I dunno - are ballet flats really a trend? My mum has been wearing them since I can think

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^ yeah I also remember lots of esp. a little bit elder ladys wearing them since I can remember, they used to be in this chanel style, if I'm not wrong...
maybe that's a european thing

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maybe that's a european thing
perhaps so

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i love love the classic preppy look. This includes madra plaid shorts. Shorts unfortunately don't look good on me (since i'm bigger than i would enjoy! in the thigh area) but i saw this girl on the weekend at the mall (granted she was a teen) wearing a lovely pair with a polo shirt and a headband. a great preppy look. I'm now determined to find a pair that fits!

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I don't know where you're from, or how old you are, but I graduated high school before I even heard of people wearing Ballet flats. In the nineties, no one wore them- so to me, they've been out of style, they're in style now, and they'll probably go out of style again.

the same thing with skinny jeans- they were not cool in the nineties- they were considered "dated" it takes a little age to have perspective about these things (not that I'm very old)




I think you are thinking of something completely different from what I think of as preppy. When I think preppy, I think of the following elements

buttondown shirts with everything
Sweatervests
v neck sweaters.
Cable knit sweaters
loafers,
argyle prints,
pleated skirts
Collared Polo shirts
Navy blue blazers.
plaid
Thanks for clearing that up . Now, I understand what you mean by preppy. My concept was more general.

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This is what I think of when I hear preppy Some of the outfits aren't 100% preppy but looking like you came right of the golf course isn't always appropriate
prep1.pngprep2.pngprep3.pngprep4.pngprep5.pngprep6.pngprep7.pngprep8.pngprep9.pngprep10.png
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oops forgot to finish my sentence ... so I thought I'd post them anyways, hope you don't mind
prep11.pngprep12.pngprepman1.pngprepman2.png
same source

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those are more preppy- though not the kind of preppy that I want to wear

they're almost too much (just my opinion)

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^I think most of the outfits are actually sports (golf) wear

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^Yeah some are
It's not my dream style either but some pieces are nice and I couldn't find any other pics Stilettogirl, do you have some you could post?

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