A couples daily musings on all things preppy. Often answers questions, gives advice, and reviews. An “older” and more refined preppy blog.
Run by fashion photographer F.E Castleberry. Published in GQ and in Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style. Site is separated into multiple categories, so he often covers everything. Special mention to the “prep essentials” section which covers everything needed to be the perfect prep. He also has a tumblr, twitter, and pinterest account.
Run by a preppy Georgetown student called Carly. Posts anything from study, fashion, travel tips to preppy products or give-aways. Carly also writes a newsletter called “Prep Talk”, and has published a book called “The Freshman 50”. Most recently, she published a digital lifestyle magazine called “Sweet Lemon Magazine”. The College Prep is definite necessity in any preppy girls life!
Featured in Vanity Fair, GQ, Elle, NY Times, Wall Street Journal (shall I go on?), K Cooper is a bow-tie designer. He primarily works with Brooks Brothers, check out an article on him here, and is pretty much the ultimate preppy socialite. He recently published a book called the “Bill of Rites for the American Man”. His website includes a ‘best dressed’ section, as well as fashion tips and guides on etiquette and grooming. He’s the ultimate preppy male guide.
The official Brooks Brothers blog, with the tagline “style advice, tips, and essentials for the modern man”. Special shout out to the frequently updated “Ask Brooks” section, where men ask for fashion advice and receive answers from “Brooks” himself! Great place to come to for style tips, but also just ‘everyday’ tips.
6. Valet Mag
Not only is their website design visually appealing, but so is their content. Directed towards preppy (but mostly classic and clean) males, Valet provides advice on:
Essentially, Valet.com is your style valet for being the perfect gentleman.
6. The Trad
I’m not exactly sure what the point of the blog is, but I come to the Trad to look for vintage pictures and styles. Ranging from the 50s to the 90s, the Trad provides an insight into vintage fashion and lifestyle with a preppy edge. It’s a great source for quotes, reviews, and pictures.
You heard it here first ladies and gentleman. Zoe is a genius. Her blog covers every aspect of preppy life: fashion, fashion events, preppy ‘must haves’, political pieces, and more. Her blog is clean, professional, and easy to navigate. She keeps it light, and is always up to date. Zoe is a ‘must see’.
I like how this blog focuses more on patterns and home decor. I’m all about bringing the preppy lifestyle into your home, and this blog is really informative in terms of where to buy things. They also do a lot of give aways (which involve liking their facebook and telling them where you’d put certain products). It’s a great blog to check out if you are looking for some inspiration.
I love Lily. I follow her on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. I love that her blog is for the ‘younger’ prep, and that she keeps it simple. She shops at a lot of the same places I do, and has a small obsession with anchors (like we all do!). She’s a college student, and I love that it influences her work. I also feel like that makes her more relatable (at least for me). Definitely worth checking out. I also love the OOTD’s that she does on Instagram.
It’s not exactly a preppy website, but its a website I believe all girls should keep track of. They offer simple step-by-step tutorials for hair, make up, and nails. A lot of the pictures that I post about nail polish come from their website. What I love most is the pictures, and how they are careful to show you each and every step. A definite “must” for any prepster!