Preppy College Look with Autumn Must-Haves
During my teenage years, I was extremely hooked on watching Gossip Girl. Chuck and Blair were my favourite characters, and I couldn’t help but admire their stunning outfits. I always wished to dress like Blair, Serena, and their friends. Among my favourite outfits from the first and second seasons was their preppy college look. I always wanted to have the same school uniforms as in Gossip Girl. Sadly, school uniforms are not a common practice in Germany.
I recently enjoyed watching “The Heirs”, a Korean drama inspired by Gossip Girl. I was impressed by the beautiful school uniforms the characters wore, which I believe are the prettiest I have seen on any TV show or in real life. Their preppy outfits inspired me to try and recreate a similar look. While trying to combine all my items in one perfect outfit, I realised that all these clothes are autumn must-haves you also need in your closet. So here are the autumn must-haves you need for a preppy college look.
I adore over-the-knee boots because they are both stylish and practical. They make your legs look longer and provide warmth, too. These black over-the-knee boots from Stuart Weitzman are my second pair. I chose a 3cm heel so that I could wear them comfortably all day long. Since I already own a pair of black boots with higher heels, I didn’t want to purchase another pair of over-the-knee boots with even taller heels from Stuart Weitzman.
In my opinion, a camel coat is the perfect choice for autumn. However, I am still looking for my ideal camel coat. Instead, I stumbled upon a stunning rosé coat from Hallhuber. This German fashion brand offers a wide range of beautiful coats for the autumn and winter seasons. Initially, I was unsure about the coat length as I had tried it on with jeans. But, when paired with a dress or skirt like this, the outfit looks incredibly elegant.
I initially searched for a blazer with an emblem at Ralph Lauren, as it’s my go-to brand for preppy styles. However, I couldn’t find one that suited me. Fortunately, I stumbled upon a stunning cardigan that looks like a blazer. This find brings me immense joy since I prefer cardigans over blazers due to my broad shoulders. Plus, cardigans are more comfortable to wear under a coat. This piece and my new overknees are one of my favourites this season. I adore how cosy and luxurious the cardigan feels.
As it’s not yet cold enough to wear a coat, cardigan, and sweater, a pretty blouse can be the ideal choice. Wearing a blouse underneath a cardigan always adds to the style quotient and gives you a chic appearance.
MINI SKIRTS & PEARL NECKLACES
These two items are no autumn must-haves, but for finishing the preppy look, wear a mini skirt because they suit your overknees perfectly and add a pearl necklace for a glamorous touch. The perfect last detail would be Blair’s famous headband.