So--someone recently called me a preppy dresser--and I didn't take much offense to it because I consider preppy dressing to be smart, snappy, classic, and stylish. But recently, I started wondering what types of clothes are considered "preppy" by the general masses? Is it Gap? Banana Republic? JCrew? Ralph Lauren? Tahari? If that's the case, by all means, I'm wholly on board. BUT--if "preppy" means the style of clothing traipsing about in places like Annapolis and Georgetown by the hoards, then dude... I. AM. OUT. I will admit... designers like Vineyard Vines and Lilly Pulitzer can come out with a cute item once in awhile, but I do not want to be associated with that style of preppy. Why? If you see below, THAT is why.
**If you so desire, read about the origins of Vineyard Vines and Lilly Pulitzer on good ol' Wikipedia.