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Channel Your Inner Princess

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Nov 20, 2015
Channel Your Inner Princess
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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge returned to her Sloaney roots on a trip to North Wales, with hubby William. She wore casual jeans, a long grey wool coat, knee-high black boots, and her hair slicked back into a ponytail. Kate’s Sloaney look took me back to the day I was strolling down Notting Hill, and brought all my British fantasies back to life.

For those of you who don’t know the term Sloane, think Blair and Serena on Gossip Girl, think Posh spice, think Claire from Clueless.  They spend their days sipping tea and eating crumpets and they wear bowler hats while riding their bicycles. There is no denying that we love this British-inspired look. It is very preppy, proper and of course very designer. Not all of us can afford a casual trip to London to stock up on these precious wardrobe pieces, so here is the American girls guide to unleashing the inner Brit fashionista in you.

 

1.     Collar Play

  • If there is anything that defines preppy it’s a collar. Adding collar play can be done in many ways. It can be as simple as layering a collared shirt under a cashmere sweater, or by adding a scarf around your neck when wearing a simple t-shirt. Another way to do this is with statement jewelry.

2.     A- line anything

  •  An A-line skirt is the perfect bottom for any occasion. Or an A-lined dress if you are in a rush and don’t have time to pick out the perfect outfit.

 

3.     Tailored jacket

  • To complete your look you should always add another layer. Throw on a tailored blazer or a tailored wool coat if the weather is colder.

 

This Brit fashion trend is more than just a wardrobe. If you are serious about pulling off the Sloane look- let’s say to find your British prince- you have to adopt the lifestyle that goes along with it. You have to look your best at all times. There is no such thing as a dress down day. You must keep up with the current fashion trends and always accessorize your looks.  Take up activities such as tennis, horse riding or sailing and become friends with other Sloanes. Before you know it you will be moving to England, and falling in love with your Prince Charming. May the Sloanes be ever in your favor, darling.