How to Dress Preppy Like a Fashion Girl
When it comes to dressing preppy outside, well, prep school, this season offers one takeaway lesson: anything goes except the traditional dress code.
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The secret to breaking stereotypes? Start with bold mash-ups of color and texture. Versace executed this to perfection with a Clueless-chic parade of mismatched tartan looks, while Coach paired a shiny gold midi with a rugged cable-knit sweater for off-campus appeal. And you can’t go wrong with graphic varsity knit/oversized scarf combo we spotted at Michael Kors (especially if you add in a pair of checkered pants, too).
But before you can start putting together outfits, you’re going to need the right pieces. We suggest miniskirts in menswear-inspired fabrics (just the thing to team with matching jackets à la Dior, Miu Miu, and Prada), crisply tailored trousers, and new takes on the classic loafer… or, you know, anything that’s just plain cute and plaid.
Below, we’re compiled a cheat sheet of A+ pieces to stock up on now—happy shopping!