We were lucky to have such a warm November but the temperatures are dropping. Here are some preppy picks to inspire some classic layering for the remainder of fall and winter.
Seven Sisters Style offers vintage layering lessons from the North East.
“Their style, on campus and off, was synonymous with an intelligence and American grace that became a marker of national pride and status all over the world: from jeans and baggy shirts to Bermuda shorts and blazers, soft Shetland sweaters and saddle shoes, not to mention sleek suiting, pearls, elegant suitcases, kidskin gloves, kitten heels, and cashmere … Seven Sisters Style explores the multifaceted foundations and metamorphosis of this style, from the early twentieth century through today. Was the Seven Sisters girl an East Coast Ivy Leaguer? A geek or a goddess? Radical or conservative? A tomboy or an American princess? In many ways, she was all of these and more. This book presents a treasure trove of stunning visuals, including those from the archives of the Seven Sisters colleges that illustrate their legacy and enduring reverberations on and off the runway, in Hollywood, and in popular culture” -Summary from publisher
Learn more about cozy and iconic menswear pieces in this beautifully illustrated book, featuring prime examples of vintage menswear.
“Featuring 130 of the most influential examples of 20th-century European, American and Asian utilitarian tailoring and design, the book is divided into three sections of sportswear, workwear, and militaria, covering everything from 1940s flying jackets and polar exploration suits to vintage French denims.” - Summary from publisher
Prep then and now. Featuring the history of preppy style through the use of vintage ads and photographs and the leaders of contemporary preppy style.
Lastly, are your duck boots ready?
“L. L. Bean is one of only a handful of American companies to have attained almost legendary status in the minds of its consumers. Thanks to the integrity of its product line, consistently strong brand association, and the ability to change with customers' needs … Woven throughout the narrative are themes that will resonate with managers and general readers alike: how to shape a powerhouse brand around bedrock beliefs and values, how to balance growth and tradition, and how to craft and preserve an authentic corporate identity.” - Summary from publisher
Posted on December 09, 2015 I Blog post by Lauren Gavin, M.L.S. (Technical Services/Reference Librarian)