The Return of Preppy Fashion

By World on The Run

Harper’s Bazaar – Gawd, I feel awful. I gave away all my knee-length pleated skirts. In the 1980s, I had a collection of them: Armani, Perry Ellis, J.McLaughlin. They were preppy to the max, and they took me to every business meeting, funeral, book party, and luncheon where I was expected. The skirts worked as well with blouses as with turtlenecks. Likewise with blazers or hacking jackets. I wore them with knee-high boots, pumps, and ballet flats. They looked especially good with stacked-heel loafers. If you need help imagining these outfits, please refer to The Official Preppy Handbook, which I co-wrote in 1980. You’ll get the picture…

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