Preppy Wardrobe Staples – Spring

Add these 4 preppy wardrobe staples to your closet for effortless, classic style this spring!

Blond woman wearing prepping wardrobe staples, including jeans and white button down with bright floral scarf around shoulders.

I truly enjoy putting outfits together, picking out what shirt would look best with this skirt or those pants and then accessorizing with scarves, jewelry, and shoes. But…

Some mornings I just need to throw on something and head out the door. You know those mornings…

You hit snooze too many times. One cup of coffee didn’t beat back the sleepy haze, and the rest of your family is running around frantic.

On those mornings we all need effortless, classic clothes to put on and make getting ready in the mornings easy! That’s when a closet with these preppy wardrobe staples comes in handy!

Fashion collage with preppy wardrobe staples: scarf, oxford, heels, denim.

Pair these preppy wardrobe staples together for an effortless, chic look!

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White Oxford Button Down – My favorites are these non-iron options from Banana Republic and Foxcroft.

Dark Wash Denim – I’m obsessed with 7 for All Mankind. The fit and wear is amazing!

Floral Silk Scarf – This Fleurs Scarf at Nordstrom is so pretty, and I’m thinking of ordering the Tulip Scarf from Kate Spade shown above.

Bright, Colorful Heels – These cute striped slides I’m wearing are only $25.99 and these pink wedges pictured above are lovely!

Most of these options are budget friendly, but when buying wardrobe staples splurging and choosing the piece with the better construction and fabric will pay for itself in the long run. The point of these staples is that they will stay in your closet for a long time, so you want to buy quality that will stand up to repeated wear and washings.

Blond woman in preppy wardrobe staples: white oxford, dark wash denims, heels, and scarf.

Navy pearl studded handbag Zac Zac Posen.

P.S. Isn’t this handbag just lovely? Zac Posen designs the most chic little bags, and Nordstrom Rack has quiet the selection right now! I mean between the navy leather and pearl studs what is not to love? I can’t wait to style it with pretty dresses and flirty skirts this summer!

Blond woman in preppy wardrobe staples: white oxford, dark wash denims, heels, and scarf.

Blond woman in preppy wardrobe staples: white oxford, dark wash denims, heels, and scarf.

Happy Spring!!

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  1. Savvy Southern Chic on May 23, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Love the pop of color that beautiful scarf adds to this outfit.

    • Katherine on May 24, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks so much!

  2. Maureen on May 23, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Such a simple and chic outfit! I love the scarf – it ties in this beautiful look together!

    Maureen |

    • Katherine on May 24, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      Maureen, thank you for your kind words! Scarves elevate even the simplest outfits!

  3. thesweetestclementine on May 29, 2018 at 8:06 am

    I love how you added a pop of color into this outfit!

    • Katherine on May 29, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks so much! It is a fun scarf!

  4. Ada on June 13, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    What a classy and modern look Katherine. I love how you layed that pretty floral scarf over your classic white button-down. =)

    Welcome by my blog too and join my style linkup every Thursday. Thanks.

    • Katherine on June 29, 2018 at 6:27 am

      Thanks so much Ada!

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