Help A Sister Out

Alright y'all, I'm going to go ahead and admit that I am quite confused about what 'preppy' is and what 'prep' style includes. I've seen so many blogs entitled 'The ____ Prep',  '____ Prep' or 'Preppy _____', and I've got to admit it's down right confusing. 

So I took it to google, and literally googled the word 'prep' to see what it would come up with. The definition it gave me? "A student or graduate of a prep school." Well, that doesn't help me much. I went to a  private, catholic, all girls, college prep high school, does that automatically make me a prep? (I'm just going to go with no, on this one.) 

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If going to a prep school makes one a 'prep' that means that dressing in 'preppy' style means you wear pretty much my old uniform (see the skirt above). That was my uniform from when I was in Kindergarten until I was a senior in high school. Now, I'm not hating on anyone who enjoys this kind of style, but whenever I got out of high school I couldn't wait to burn all of my old uniforms (meaning I passed them down to a family friend as quickly as possible).

The first person who popped into my mind of having a preppy style was Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf. Now, I know she's a fictional character, but honestly the bloggers who define their style as preppy just don't really stick out to me. They may be a modern day example of classic preppy, but  that's about it. 

Since the images above are what I think of as 'preppy style', and I may be wrong, but why do people always say that other things are 'preppy'. I'm just a little confused, so if you could help me out here, that'd be great. 

What are some other 'styles' that you just have no clue how they got to where they are today? 

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  1. Oof...hipster style. I will NEVER be a fashion blogger because I can't differentiate between hipster and pretty and somewhere in between. I fail so badly!

    I'm your newest follower, by the have such a lovely blog :)

    1. Haha, this makes me laugh because my sister used to tell me 'you dress like such a hipster', yet I was SO confused of what she meant...I still kind of am!

      Thanks so much, I really appreciate it :)

      I hope you have a great rest of the week
      xx Maria


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