However, we can agree that what Peter Som has done with the Hilfiger brand is a very good thing.
Alison put together a preppy look complete with schoolboy blazer, boat shoes and crew neck sweater. But the preppy look is also more than Polo and Lilly Pullitzer and J. Crew. You can seamlessly incorporate preppy pieces in your look without looking like you come from the pages of a LL Bean ad.
I put together two looks - a weekend look and a work look - below that exude preppy without coming off as stodgy or basic.
|Rebecca Minkoff Claude plaid wool capelet, available at Bloomingdales: $495|
|Equipment Signature blouse, available at Singer22: $188|
|Rag and Bone The Skinny, available at Piperlime: $180|
|Michael Kors belt, available at Yoox: $158|
|Elizabeth & James bootie, available at National Jean Company: $375|
|Trina Turk Grecian Links necklace, available at Bloomingdales: $218|
|Forzieri pashmina: $78|
|House of Harlow 1960 Horseshoe ring, available at Pink Mascara: $25|
|Fossil 'Vintage Reissue Lock' leather crossbody satchel, available at Nordstrom: $238|
|Tory Burch Simone cardigan, available at Bergdorf: $225|
Anthropologie River Bow Necklace: $38
|Kate Spade enamel dot bangle, available at Nordstrom: $48|
|Cole Haan Stephanie Air pump, available at Shoe Box: $298|
|Kate Spade Summerville Jenkins: $311|
And finally a couple basic, preppy accessories to wear with both looks:
|Michael Kors midsized chronograph watch, available at Net-A-Porter: $195|
|Tiffany & Co. pearl stud earrings: $300|
Like the preppy look? Stay tuned, because coming later this week, I'll feature an upscale preppy look - one I dream of wearing.