I'm not even sure it qualifies as a trend, since it's been around as long as "preppy" has been a part of the English language, but tying a sweater around the 'ole shoulders is my favorite thing to do lately. And let me tell you why (as if I'd ever leave you wondering!!) - because in Florida layering is next to impossible, it's too hot! The whole sweater tying trend is a genius way to add another color or print to your look while keeping your arms nice and breezy. (I mean, this periwinkle shell is cute, but not nearly as cute as when it's paired with a neon pink sweater.) Also, this trend does not require you to buy anything, it's free! Simply grab whatever cardigan you've got lying around and tie it around your shoulders - and voila - you're done. Enjoy the free preppy trend and breezy arms this spring and summer; I know I will!
Cardigan: Gap, $14 (similar below)
Shell: J.Crew Factory, $17
Jeans: Express, $37 (similar, similar)
Sandals: Dolce Vita c/o Amazon, $33
Earrings: Kendra Scott c/o Amazon, $36
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff c/o Stein Mart, $149 (same, same)
Sunglasses: Foster Grant, $15 (similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Cardigan is 4 years ago. Jeans and earrings are 1 year ago. Purse is 6 months ago. Sandals were 4 years ago, but just replaced them. Shell is new.