Jackie O. My Goodness!

Preppy is an iconic style based on elegance, grace, and understated glamour. The sense of nobility and belonging is what drives so many to don critter shorts and unnatural shades of green. But what would we preps be without our own icons to look up to?

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis had enough names to be a member of the royal family, and was regarded as such in her early years, living in the Hamptons and being named “debutante of the year”.

As she grew up, and married future president John F. Kennedy, she became a fashion icon. During her time as First Lady, she dictated the style of practically every woman in the country. Knee length skirts, pillbox hats, the A-line, sleeveless dresses that are so dear to our hearts; without Jackie O. our wardrobes would be blasé and lacking in her casual elegance. Even after the campaign in her more “wild” years she brought us Hermes scarves, big sunglasses, and bright colors.

Here’s a little more of her inspiration:

“I want to live my life, not record it.”

“Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good from the bad. And perhaps there is no need to do so, either.”

“I am a woman above everything else.”

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