Few people bring joy and color to a room with their outlook and style like our colorful preppy mom on the street, Amelia Williams. Read more about Amelia and her vibrant sense of style!
Amelia Williams is a Texas transplant living in Virginia Beach with her husband, toddler, and two dogs. Whether she’s playing with her daughter or bringing a meal to a military family, she brightens the room with her smile and fantastic style.
Colorful Preppy Style Questions:
Which three words best describe your style? Feminine, Colorful, Preppy
What are your favorite places to shop? Shopbop, Nordstrom, Tuckernuck, JCrew, Mi Golindrina, Zara, Asos
Who’s your favorite style icon? Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, Princess Diana, Kate Middleton–Iconic women who never go out of style. We also live in such an amazing time where we can see styles from all over the world in an instant and shop their looks thanks to social media and the liketoknowit app. I love getting inspiration from my favorite Texas bloggers!
I always get inspired when I’m traveling, too. Style is so different even from coast to coast.
Colorful Preppy Tips
Don’t follow trends that don’t work for your coloring or body type.
Find silhouettes that make you feel confident and gravitate towards them when you’re shopping. When I buy things I don’t feel comfortable in, I almost always end up giving them away after a season or two.
Wear what makes you happy.
Invest in classics that you know you’ll wear all the time but also don’t be afraid to shop at Forever 21 and Zara for trendy items! I love a good high-low mix in an outfit.
Don’t be afraid of color! Fashion is meant to be fun.
Amelia has had amazing colorful preppy style since childhood.
What article of clothing/accessory would you not want to live without? Sunglasses, my Mexican dresses, my favorite 7 jeans, my turquoise jewelry, all things pink.
What should NEVER make a comeback? I think it is very much still out there, but I don’t love a big label screaming out the brand on a shirt/dress.
What fashion/style did you love at the time, but now cringe when you see old photos? the “leggings under a dress” look we used to rock all the time in college. My Von Dutch hat, matching jean skirt and ironic tee look in high school…the list goes on!
What’s your best style secret? My grandmother taught me to always have things tailored. Especially if you’re short, which we are!
Stilettos or flats? I have a 5 hour limit with heels….flats for sure! But I do love a good wedge or midi heel on a boot.
Colorful Preppy Family
What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family? Going to the beach, anything outside, traveling.
What’s been your best family vacation? Jackson Hole and Kiawah Island.
What’s your go-to family dinner? Always Mexican food-tacos, chalupas, enchiladas
What’s your best parenting “true confession”? I order things off the kids’ menu for Abigail and always sneak a bite or 3.
Colorful Preppy Life:
What’s your favorite show to binge watch? Friends, Gilmore Girls, The OC, Friday Night Lights. Am I showing my age?
What are your favorite beach reads? A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Rebecca, Harry Potter
What’s at the top of your travel bucket list? Nashville, New Zealand
What’s your favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day? A hot bath, a cold glass of wine and a good book.
Your Colorful Preppy Style Guide
We love Amelia’s happy fashion, which extends into every part of her life. She’s not afraid of prints or good color and has a fabulous eye for the perfect accessories, whether statement turquoise earrings or a silk scarf.
She has a great knack for balancing her outfit choices so nothing’s too overwhelming, though I don’t know if you can ever have too much color! But as much as we love her vibrant style, her inner joy is probably her most stunning feature of all.
Laura was born with many stories to tell and has been writing in one way or another ever since. She's written TV news stories, blogs, children's cartoons, legal briefs, commercials, and everything in between. In addition to working for FamilyApp, she's also architecting the Faithful Beginnings School Readiness Guide for preschoolers. She loves traveling, new adventures, finding a great bargain, and reading to her three children.