Preppy Wardrobe Staples For Autumn

Take a page out of the Seven Sisters style guide and mix preppy with casual for a polished take on off-duty dressing


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Tweeds and varsity details from Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2017 make a convincing return to preppy staples with a twist. Picture / Supplied

Try a clean cut mid-century style coat. A.P.C Coat, $769, from Made. Picture / Supplied

A scholarly wardrobe favourite, try a cardigan in a deep burgundy for an easy segue into wearing colour for winter. Caroline Sills cashmere cardigan $419.

A jaunty red tartan scarf will add some colour to any outfit.Johnstons of Elgin cashmere scarf,about $210, from Net-a-Porter.com

Be inspired by St. Trinian delinquents and add patches to a classic backpack - or go luxe with this satin number. Miu Miu backpack, about$1230, from Matchesfashion.com

Try layering a hooded jumper under a tweed blazer or coat for the perfect high/low mix. Nine One Seven hoodie, $200, from Fabric.

Julia Roberts does perfect Seven Sisters style in the film Mona Lisa Smile (2003). Picture / Supplied

Invest in the perfect signet ring for work and weekend dressing. 9 ct yellow gold oval onyx signet ring, $1270, from Walker & Hall.

A mid-heel pump teams well with denim jeans or a wool skirt and tights for extra warmth. Peter Kaiser heels, $360, from Scarpa.

Or, try said heels with irreverent ankle socks to show some personality. Hansel From Basel crab print socks, $20, from Iko Iko.

Pick up a copy of Rebecca C. Tuite's book Seven Sisters Style, for some preppy inspiration.

Add a hit of gold under crisp shirt cuffs or delicate cardigans. Tiffany & Co. 18 ct yellow gold T-chain bracelet $4700. Ph 0800 843 326.


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