Preppy fashion has been around for as long as I can remember. However, it is not something that people instantly take to – at least not after Gossip Girl season 1. In this day and age, it’s a whole new different story.
People are bolder and more apt to try preppy style. Knee high socks, plaid skirts, bow ties, collared tops and geek glasses – preppy pretty much goes beyond the campus. If you’re planning to fill up your wardrobe with preppy pieces, make sure you have the shoes to pair your ensembles up with. And when it comes to preppy shoes, it’s all about the lace ups, the oxfords and the loafers.
1. Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti White Patent Leather Wedges, $234.00, Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti
What’s not to love about this white leather t-strap wedges adorned with small delicate cut outs? The wooden heels only accentuated its romantic vibe that is perfect for the preppy-romantic vintage looks.
2. Loni Lace Up Pump, $119.00, Elizabeth & James
This pair here redefines the definition of geek. Anyone can now sport a stylish preppy look when the whole ensemble is punctuated by this lace up pumps. The tiny side cutouts, snake embossed heel cap, open toe structure and lace up closure come together to bring one chic footwear.
3. Belmont Loafers, $49.99, LifeStride
The loafer is the quintessential preppy footwear choice. But trust me, this pair won’t fail you in terms of style. This dress loafer features a classic vamp design. With its bow accent, you’ll want to wear it with your skirts and delicate lace tops.
4. No Surprises Flat Shoe, $69.99, BC Footwear
Once glance at the leather weave structure and tan lacing closure of this flat shoe and we’re sold. It also doesn’t hurt that it has a pretty mint sole color that brings out the tan.
5. Honey Oxford Flat Shoe, $69.99, Chelsea Crew
Do away with the classic oxford shoe and opt for something bolder without getting off-tangent with your preppy preferences. This blue oxfords from Chelsea Crew is one to look for. The side cut outs will be accentuated when you wear your favorite socks.
6. Basis Perforated Oxford, $139.99, Hush Puppies
Hush Puppies went back to their vintage 1958 oxfords style and silhouette to bring you this. The added perforated details actually work and it made this pair a showstopper.
7. Ely-2 Desert Rose Suede Shoes, $59.99, Bass
Here is another classic silhouette. It is the same plain toe oxfords often seen in the past. What makes this a hit today is its pretty desert rose color that you can easily match with your outfits.