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From casual tailoring to pearls and plaid, 80s prep is looking like spring/summer 2020’s favourite trend


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There is a fashion retrospective upon us and it presents as 'Yuppie Dressing'. See cricket jumpers on Tyler, The Creator, frothy collars on Leandra Medine Cohen and Lanvin sheep vests on Harry Styles. It’s dressing like we’re thinking of enrolling at Harvard with hopes to major in Classics. At least with our clothes.

There's no end of yuppie dressing references. Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl) - Classic Prep. Vivian Kensington (Legally Blonde) - Conniving Prep. And a personal favourite, Bunny MacDougal (Sex and the City) - The Mother of Prep. But the ultimate Yuppie has to go to Lady Diana Spencer, who as well as being a real life princess was a real life prep, clad in cardigans, Gucci’s Horsebit accessories and fussy pussy-bow collars.

Key style notes include casual tailoring; look to pastel and check suits. The silhouette should be oversized, tapered not fitted, and never fear a shorts suit, especially one with culottes. Also look to athleisure, where one can demonstrate their hobbies with a choice of dress, like a casual golf knit draped over your shoulders as if a scarf. But please note; activities to reference are more leisurely team sports like tennis, cricket and polo. You know, the ones that include horses and have private members clubs.

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