Classic, Preppy, and Polka Dotted

As a girl who tends towards wardrobe classics, I’ve always found it interesting when classic items are suddenly considered trendy. Let’s take polka dots for example: sure, I’m glad that their popularity has allowed me to pepper more outfits with polka dot cuteness, but considering it’s a print many of us have been rocking since pre-k, I’d hardly consider it trendy.dress up a tee for the officeWhat’s next? Pencil skirts are the new hot item for Fall? (Well actually, I’m secretly hoping this is comes true. ‘Cause I’ll be the trendiest gal in the office.)wear colored pencil skirtgreen pencil skirt with polka dotspink statement necklacewear tshirt to workgirly business casual work wearWhen it comes to clothes do you find yourself leaning more towards the classics? What’s your take on classic items being trendy?

Tee: Forever21 (not online- similar), Skirt: J.Crew Factory, Sandals: Franco Sarto c/o Marshalls (similar), Belt: Forever21 (similar), Necklace: Banana Republic Outlet (similar), Earrings: J.Crew Factory

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58 thoughts on “Classic, Preppy, and Polka Dotted

  1. Ashley

    I definitely lean towards the more classic looks…and I’m with you, so glad that the staple items are really trendy right now. Who says pencil skirts can’t be “on trend” for fall?! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this outfit…the emerald green is gorgeous on you.

  2. Rachel

    As far as clothes go, I try to stick with some classics and go a little trendy with my accessories. I feel like the polka dot trend comes and goes frequently, usually associated with dot size or colors.

    Love your pink accessories by the way!

  3. Brooke

    Loving the polka-dots, especially paired with the green skirt! A great transitioning outfit into fall as well.


  4. RoselyC

    I completely agree with you. I find it funny when people talk about black and white stripes being on trend, stripes are classic in my opinion. I really don’t care about trends, I f I like something I will buy and wear it for years.

  5. Rachel

    I go both ways! I mean I have a couple hi-low dresses which I’m sure by next year will be “OUT” and not cool. But I’m not one to follow trend rules. I’ll still wear them! And polka dots should never be considered a trend, they are classic! I think it is kind of silly that things like black & white, polka dots, etc. are considered trends. I mean I get it for collections that come out but just be like, hey some classics reinvented for the season! Anyway, super cute look I really really really love the color of this skirt!

  6. Lisa @ Sorority Life to Army Wife

    Such a cute outfit! I just bought a lace pencil skirt and am totally clueless about picking out a top.

  7. Stephanie @ My Freckled Life

    Holy cow this outfit is ADORABLE! I LOVE that green J Crew skirt – I wish I lived closer to an outlet store (because let’s be real, the regular priced items kind of scare me). But I’m right there with you – I hope pencil skirts become a fall trend, because I’m totally in love with them!

  8. Tracy

    Love this outfit. I cannot remember a time when polka dots and stripes were not a huge part of my wardrobe.

    Regarding style. I wouldn’t call mine classic although I do have a lot of classic items but the items I always love the most are extremely feminine, glamorous items that are not necessarily appropriate for some occasions/days (where talking tulle, sequins, ruffles, bows, etc.).

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  9. Nikki

    OMG Lauren you look so cute!! I love that top and it looks so cute with the pencil skirt. It is most definitely classic, preppy and polka dot. I love it!


  10. Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz

    Oh my goodness…I LOVE THIS OUTFIT! Polka dots and that jade green are the perfect combo! Also loving your hair, gorgeous!

  11. Shanna

    Right???? Since when did polka dots go out of style and come back “in”? And pencil skirts….girl, they will always be a classic! You are always so polished and fun! And thanks for being part of my post today!! xoxo

  12. Amy Savini

    So cute! I love that top.

    I tend to lean towards classic, things that will stick around in my wardrobe for a while.

    But I like to add in a few trends here and there as well. Usually I wear what I like, whether it is “in style” or trendy or not. More so now that I hit 30! I could care less what other’s think of what I wear…usually (sometimes I am self-conscious, like when I wear my polka dot pants..)! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Lauren @ Style of One's Own

    Love love love the polka dots and green together! I have always liked polka dots, such a fun print.

    Style of One’s Own

  14. Emily

    Love these pieces together! Even though pencil skirts seem to be really on trend for fall, I think they are the classic piece in this look! And I love love love the idea of refreshing classics, like sporting pencil skirts in fun colors like that green ๐Ÿ™‚
    xx, Emily
    shell chic’d

  15. Miranda

    Haha, I totally agree with you about classics becoming “trends,” but hey, if I am suddenly trendy for wearing polka dots, then that’s fine by me! I actually love when trends are something that I already love, because then there’s a billion more options!

    I love this look on you too – very cute for work!

  16. Kaitlin

    I’d say my wardrobe is like 95% classic. Even when I do take on trends, I feel like it’s always in a classic piece. (Sure, I’ll try neon, but it’s going to be in a bracelet or shirtdress.) Funny enough, I just bought my first pencil skirt today! Even though they’re supposed to be “universally flattering,” I always feel like they’re too tight on my middle and then falling off my butt. But I have a job interview on Wednesday so I just ordered a classic black one from Gap. Let’s hope it works out…


  17. Nathy

    Thanks for your comment, Lauren! I’m totally with you on the polka dots craze. I won’t stop wearing them (or stripes or florals) when they fall out of favor for the next big trend. I’ve never really been a solid color only kinda gal. Love this cute pre-fall office-appropriate look! The green skirt is fab. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Rita

    This is such a cute preppy look:)! I’m a lover of pencil skirts too and they are definitely in style:)! You’re so the most fashionable one in your office girl!

  19. Ada

    This is Classic Preppy indeed. I love the Necklace & Earrings. I bought a similar necklace this year. I agree Polka Dots & Pencil Skirts (trendy or whatnot) will never go out of style.


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