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UPDATE: Waterfront happy hours and picnics in the park make us want to channel our inner prepster — but that doesn't mean personal style has to suffer. Here's how to do preppy, your way! This story was originally published on April 1, 2013.
Preppy style is a sartorial hallmark of Washington, where it's no big shock to see Lilly Pulitzer and Lanvin occupying the same sidewalk. And while "preppy" usually denotes a look that's a tad too traditional for some, we've set out to prove that clean and classic doesn't always have to mean bland and boring. Ahead you'll find nine oh-so-easy tricks for revamping old-school staples — from oxford shirts to pleated skirts — and making them feel 100% 2013.
In a perfect world, we’d be able to wear sweats to the office whenever we want — not just that occasional pullover on casual Friday. But, unless your cube is at the gym, that’s not going to fly in a conventional 9-to-5 setting. There is a way to get that athleisurely vibe and look professional, though: Just follow read
Few other shoe designers have Charlotte Olympia's chutzpah. The brand is a force for statement soles, churning out season after season of cheeky designs that touch on everything from Hollywood icons to Superbowl fandom to Archie Comics (RIP). But, one of the newest designs gives us pause. Or, rather, hands.