Trending: Back-To-School Chic

by ABARA SG on Oct 05, 2022

Trending: Back-To-School Chic

Dear Miss Preppy,

Fall season always has a back-to-school vibe no matter how old you get; The weather cools unexpectedly and the malls suddenly thin out as kids return to schools and all you’re left with is this longing for renewal, which is what makes you want to shop for a new wardrobe, or at the very least, a new handbag to update your look. Rather than a haul of textbooks, highlighters, and schoolbag, it’s time to consider some of Fall’s biggest back-to-school trends.


The preppy look, which was first popularised in the 1950s, is back. “Preppy” is an American adjective, or noun, traditionally used to describe the characteristics of white Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPs) who attended major private, secondary university-preparatory schools in New England and the north-eastern United States. Very few people qualify as authentic preppies, as preppies are people who have attended elite college preparatory schools; This elitist aspect perhaps inspires the desire to adopt the signifiers of this small social group: Think pleated skirts, plaid shirts, and varsity jackets with a preppy edge as key items that you should be considering. You can even take the styling cues from the Louis Vuitton runway, and cinch a bold sweater around your waist with everything from rugby tees to dresses for instant school-is-cool vibes.

With this youthful and wholesome look, you need a sharp, sophisticated handbag for contrast, to avoid looking juvenile. A perfect shape for this is ABARA’s B’Aguette Bag. Inspired by New York City, the concrete jungle that never sleeps. ABARA has designed THE bag that will act as an anchor and focus for a preppy outfit that could otherwise look like a uniform. The B’Aguette Bag endows the look with individuality personal style.

XXX 💋 The ABARA Team