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What’s old is new again! Argyle prints are no longer only seen on Christmas socks or your grandpa’s sweaters. Now we see argyle-patterned clothing everywhere in preppy, sporty and Y2K styles! For fresh ideas to switch up your look, reach for a top with the distinctive argyle pattern of overlapping multi-colored diamonds. This preppy aesthetic is sure to add the perfect balance of texture and detail to any of your outfits.
The argyle pattern originated around the 17th century in Scotland’s Argyll region from the tartan used by Clan Campbell for kilts among other types of clothing. In the 20th century, argyle knitwear worn by a member of the British royal family helped popularize this pattern, and the design also became associated with golf wear. Today argyle remains a beloved motif in the fashion world commonly seen on mini skirts, long socks, crop tops and sweater vests. The argyle print is also used in trendy accessories like shoulder bags, phone cases and hair clips. This preppy diamond print is much more versatile than you think!
Get in on the craze and scroll down to our latest Fashion Menu for four easy-to-wear argyle combos!
Go full-on preppy chic in a print-on-print combo of an argyle knit bandeau top and a matching cardigan, along with cool denim baggy jeans.
This argyle knit bandeau crop top puts a fun spin on a classic argyle print with the cropped cut, and it comes with a matching cardigan just in case the morning gets a bit chilly. An argyle-printed top can be part of a streetwear-inspired look when styled with distressed baggy jeans. Complete the ensemble with a patterned shoulder bag, a plain white headband and round sunnies. Lastly, infuse a feminine touch to the outfit by slipping on white block-heel sandals.
An argyle sweater vest styled with a pleated mini skirt, knee-high socks and platform loafers creates a Gossip Girl-esque look.
Some fun takes on argyle sweater vests feature bold and vibrant colors, like this design that oozes varsity vibes! Wear it solo or pair it with a plain shirt collar for an extra dose of sophistication. For additional chic appeal, team it with a white pleated mini skirt. Throw on a white furry bucket hat and a furry shoulder bag to add extra warmth and retro vibes. Round off the fashionable ensemble with knee-high socks and timeless lace-up platform loafers.
For a chic outfit, go for an argyle button-up sweater vest teamed with a denim midi skirt and suede beret.
This go-to combo is the epitome of spring vibes! Make a fashion statement in a vibrantly colored argyle sweater vest that buttons up at the front. Wear a plain cropped camisole top underneath the sweater vest and tuck into a denim midi skirt. Keep the spring vibes going by sporting a plain suede beret and a canvas tote bag. To finish, go for comfortable pointy-toe espadrille flats and you’re all set!
For a killer date night look that also feels comfortable, match a long-sleeve argyle sweater with chic bootcut pants and white short boots.
You don’t have to go extra to look stunning on date night as demonstrated in this ensemble that channels a subtly sexy aesthetic while feeling comfortable to wear! A long-sleeve argyle knit sweater is best styledwith black bootcut pants that accentuate your curves. Complement the sweater’s V-neckline by adding a dainty, gold-tone layered necklace. Then amp up the look with chic accessories such as a matching argyle headband plus an argyle print crossbody bag. Finish the look with sultry vibes by wearing white block-heel short boots.
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