My personal style is not "preppy". It just isn't. When I am at work, I wear business attire. But I usually steer clear of blouses, polos and dresses that I think I'd see my mom wearing at one of her tennis matches.
However, Le Tote sent me a couple dresses recently that I thought I was going to hate, but I actually really liked them. The "Printed Shift Dress" from AVA ($58 on sale at Le Tote) popped to me. I loved the pink, loved the black and white pattern, the design.
This "Keyhole Block Neck Dress" from London Times ($68 on sale at Le Tote) also had a stunning pattern -- and I LOVE green.
So, despite my leanings for edgier, trendier outfits, I adored these preppy patterns!