The preppy style (or should I say lifestyle?) is anything but boring. I grew up being a huge fan of the Gilmore Girls series (Jess x Rory was my ultimate OTP), and even wished, at one point, to have the same preppy uniform as Rory Gilmore. Outside school, Rory would often be seen wearing collared button-downs, sweaters and pretty much anything that screamed classic, even on her most casual days. I loved her character so much and could not have wished for a better role model when I was younger!
Of course, also being a faithful follower of a few anime series set in high school contributed a lot to my perpetual “uniforms are cool” thinking. It’s been 7 years since I last wore my high school uniform, but no one can ever stop me from wearing this preppy style even in my mid-twenties (my 25th birthday is already next Sunday huhu). I actually think this style is quite timeless and could never be considered “too young”.
Lacoste L!VE, however, offers the signature Lacoste style with a younger twist made for those who prefer a more fun approach to prep style dressing. I’m wearing the recent F/W collection (except for the bag which was part of their previous S/S collection) and I can’t get enough of it!
How beautiful are these colors?
Mad for plaid.
And my most favorite part of this outfit – the platform sneakers!
(Hype on Lookbook here)
Lacoste L!VE is selling these sneakers in maroon, mustard yellow and dark blue, fyi. I’m a bit biased towards red nowadays, so it was an easy choice for me.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might have also seen me wearing these white platform sneakers in my earlier US trip outfits. Nothing is better than comfortable shoes that give you a little boost in height. I’m still looking for the perfect black pair out there.
My schoolgirl inspired look wearing mostly Lacoste Live. Wearing a collared shirt under a sweater instantly makes an outfit look preppier. Collared button-down + sweater combo = my instant go-to autumn/winter travel uniform.
Don’t forget to whip out a pleated skirt to complete this look.
Hearts all over. Literally. The sweater pattern looks like polkadots from afar but they’re actually these tiny hearts that I just had to match with my heart-embellished collar. Couldn’t express my love for this style more explicitly than this.
In the Philippines, Lacoste L!VE is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located at New Glorietta & Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
SSI recently came out with a new app called SSI Life, which you might want to check out here. It gives customers a whole new approach to their retail experience. Smartphone users will be able to browse and get app-exclusive offers from more than 600 store locations of the more than 80 different brands of SSI such as Bally, Calvin Klein, Debenhams, Boss, Lacoste, M&S, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara and a lot more.