Kit Harington looks EXACTLY like a young George R.R. Martin, and everyone thinks it’s creepy as hell.
Step up the prep!
By now, it’s no surprise that the fashion world is going through amid-2000s obsession: From culottes to kitten heels, it definitely appears that everything that was popular back in elementary/middle school is making a comeback–big time!
Therefore, it only makes sense that the preppy look, one of the mid-2000s’ signature aesthetics, is making the rounds again as well!
But, before you go reaching into the depths of your closet to pull out those long-lost chinos or polo shirts, it’s important to know that the ways of styling these preppy style staples have changed significantly since your childhood/pre-teen years:Nowadays, rather than going head-to-toe prep, influencers are mixing their preppy pieces with pieces of other aesthetics to create a quirky and unique look — something that I like to call the “prep remix.”
So, keep scrolling to learn how to get the modern prep look using four preppy staples!
Modern Prep Outfit #1: Chinos
When you think of chinos, you might think of the boring pants you wear when you’re in a business-casual style rut. Well, I’m here with this look to show you that chinos can not only be worn outside of a work setting, but that they can actually look quitechic.
To get the look, start off by tucking a plain white t-shirt into some girlfriend-fit chinos, rolled up a couple of times so that they fall a few inches above the ankle. Next, layer a fashion-forward denim bustier over the t-shirt for a dose of femininity.
Add a pair of comfortable sneakers and some classy cat-eye sunglasses, and pick up a cool patent tote; I love the contrasting patch pocket detail on this one! Finish the ensemble with an interesting pair of geometric earrings.
Modern Prep Outfit #2: Polo Shirt
What would the mid-2000s have been without the ubiquitous polo shirt?! Whether you wore it by itself, with the collar popped, or layered with another one in a different color, if you were up on current fashion trends in the mid-2000s, you probably owned at least one polo!
And, while the polo shirt will never go out of style, there are definitely ways to style a polo shirt so that it looks current and trendy.
Personally, I like the idea of pairing it with pieces that contrast — both in terms of aesthetic and color, which is what inspired me to create this fun, bright ensemble.
Start off by tucking a pale pink polo into ared belted midi skirt for an unexpected color combo. Next, throw on a destroyed denim jacket to add edge to this otherwise feminine and put-togetherlook. Some white heeled mules will really make this outfit pop.
Lastly, a metallic silver cross-body bag and some sequined navy blue earrings will add just the right amount of shine to this cute and classy look.
Modern Prep Outfit #3: Sweater Set
Every true prep has owned a sweater set at some point in her life! And, while for some this staple might conjure up images of stuffy old ladies, let me assure you that you needn’t be one to wear it!
In fact, the outfit that I’ve put together here would be perfect for a job or internship at a creative workplace.
To put a modern spin on the sweater set, start by pairing a neutral pale gray one with some sleek(faux) leather skinny pants.Next, add black loafers with an embellished heel for a unique touch.
As for jewelry and accessories, I’ve decided to stay with the neutral color scheme to keep the focus on interesting details and textures. For example, I love the fringe on this necklace from BaubleBar, as well as the pav stones that add a twist to these classic pearl studs.
Also, this modern Marc Jacobs logo bracelet shows that you don’t have to be flashy (or spend $$$) to participate in thelogomania trend, which, like the preppy trend, has seen a resurgence in 2017!
To complete the look, add a simple yet stylish black cross-body bag.
Modern Prep Outfit #4: Pencil Skirt
Every preppy fashionista should own a pencil skirt— and an elegant midi-length herringbone one, like this one from ASOS, fits the bill perfectly. (Bonus: It’ll look great with black tights once it gets too cold for bare legs.)
I decided to pair the skirt with a loose-fitting bright pink sweater to balance out the proportions.I love the idea of pairing a subdued print with a punchy pop of color. Next, put on some black sock boots for an ultra-trendy yet subdued way to add some height.
A sophisticated green bag contrasts well with the sweater’s pink hue, while a classicblue-red liquid lipstick adds one final burst of color without going over the top (as long as you keep the rest of your makeup low-key).
Finish off the look with modern jewelry. I love these cool twisted stud earrings and a signet pinky ring that has “Pinky Swear” engraved in it for a cheeky twist on a timeless piece.
What do you think?
Are you a fan of the “prep remix” look? Do you plan on adding any preppy pieces to your wardrobe this fall? How do you keep preppy items looking fresh?
Let me know in the comments!
Jaden Smith was spotted wearing crazy, graphic pants while out and about, the latest over-the-top style move from the teenager.
These under-$700 suits are straight fire. Wear them dressed up for work with a shirt, tie, the works-or styled way down for a night on the town.
When I’m deep into my wellness game, one of the things I often overlook is my hair. Which is a big mistake huge! because hair is the ultimate accessory, one that you can’t remove (unless you’re Cara Delevigne). So, instead of disregarding my locks as I better my body and soul, I’m starting to integrate my mane into my wellness practice as well. If you want to join me, here are some ideas:
1. Mask while working out
If you’re hitting up a hot yoga or Soul Cycle class, double up your workout with a nourishing hair mask. Your hair will be sweaty already, so might as well multitask when the look of your hair doesn’t really matter. Plus, your body and hair will both feel 100% after! Some favorites include Ouai’s treatment masque, Gloss Moderne’s High Gloss Mask, and Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Hair Pak.
2. Sweat for volume
I don’t know about you, but when my hair is clean, it’s at its worst-I’m more of a day two or three kinda girl. Luckily, I’ve developed a way to get there a littttle faster. It’s simple: If you must wash your hair, try doing so right before you workout (hot yoga excluded think light sweat workouts). The perspiration will help create volume and will bring texture to your ends, especially if it was in a top knot. And yes, this will require a second shower (sorryyy), but remember, it’s in the name of good hair!
3. Essential oils
I’m really into essential oils for all sorts of uses (more on that here) and as it turns out, there are a handful of benefits that directly benefit your hair. Next time you go to turn on your diffuser, consider rubbing some of these onto your scalp:
- Tea tree oil helps soothe a dry, itchy scalp
- Chamomile oil soothes an inflamed, itchy scalp
- Lemon oil helps with the management of dandruff
- Almond and castor oil help to promote hair growth
4. Supplements and food
I’m pretty conscientious about eating and drinking for my skin, but the truth is, there are lots of supplements and diet choices I could be making for my hair. Three ideas:
- Superfoods: A healthy balanced diet is reflected in your hair so eat up! Reach for foods with a solid mix of good fats, rich proteins, antioxidants and dense vitamin and mineral counts: almonds, salmon, walnuts, lentils, avocados, oats, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin seeds, berries and leafy greens.
- The Beauty Chef’s COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boost: To give you a daily shot of extra nutritional support, The Beauty Chef’s COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boost is a delicious organic, bio-fermented probiotic concentrate designed to help combat cellular damage and support healthy skin, hair and nail growth
- Multi-vitamins: If you want to see your hair and nails grow faster try adding a multi-vitamin into your daily regimen for a boost.
Massaging your scalp is not only a great form of stress release but it can actually help stimulate hair growth. Next time you’re laying down, give your head a good rub, or better yet, ask your companion to do it for you!
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Gigi Hadid’s face is everywhere – seriously, have you seen her campaigns for Fendi, Versace, and Stuart Weitzman? At times, it seems like no other model is working. That’s why we did a double-take at up-and-coming plus-size swimwear line Alpine Butterfly’s Instagram feed, when we noticed a model who looked just like Gigi Hadid.
Though she looks like a dead ringer for the 22-year-old, the girl we stumbled upon is actually Iza IJzerman, a model and blogger based in The Netherlands. (Hadid’s mother, Yolanda, is from the small Dutch town of Papendrecht, so maybe there’s something in the water there?) Sure, there are some shots on the ‘gram where IJzerman favors Hadid more than others, but the foundation is there. She has the same blonde hair, striking blue eyes, and full pouty lips. She even has the same piercing stare and slight lip pucker down to a science. Oh, and she’s a fan of perching her sunglasses (tinted lenses, preferably) on the tip her nose. Sound familiar?
Turns out, we aren’t the only ones who noticed the uncanny difference. The first time someone mentioned it was on Instagram, IJzerman told Refinery29. When I signed with MiLK, they posted a picture with the caption ‘The new curvy Gigi Hadid,’ so that’s the moment I realized it might be true! And though she says she sees the resemblance when her hair is in a ponytail, she’s not totally convinced: I think I look more like Bella, she says.
This is certainly not the be there first time there was a model with a famous doppelganger (or in this case, two). Click through to see for yourself.
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