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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.
The grilled cheese is possibly our favorite all-American comfort food. Nothing beats biting into a fusion of buttered toast and melted cheese on a freezing day. But, what puts this dish on the top of our list is how easy — and truly versatile — it is. From avocado slices to jalapeños, you can customize this hearty read
If you've ever been nervous about public speaking, someone may have advised you to picture the audience in their underwear. Today, whether you've noticed or not, you're probably encountering a similar image IRL — out on the streets, on the runway, or maybe even at work. (We swear on a new Chanel bag, we're not messing read