“These plaid pants are perfect for you. They are so preppy.”
“They look tiny. What size are they?”
“Just try them on”.
“I love them I have to have them. It is weird to buy something someone else wore?”
“They are vintage and cool and one of kind”.
I wore my plaid pants everywhere. They embodied my preppy style.
When I saw this pair at J. Crew I could not help but smile and think of all the fun I had in the first pair. They were followed by madras shorts that I also wore over and over. The color of these also reminds me of the “Preppy Handbook”, which was my bible.
It was fun to style these with chambray, gold espadrilles and stripes. I felt like a teenager again, only this time, a more daring one. I never would have put the stripes together with madras in the 80s. There are benefits to getting older.
J. Crew Gold Espadrilles (similar here)