6 Ways to Wear the Preppy Chic Trend

I didn't attend a fancy schmancy prep school and I've never even been to the Upper East Side, but, I do love the laid back chicness of the classic prepster style.

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And no, you don't have to take up tennis or make a down payment on a yacht to wear this trend. It actually works a lot better if you don't go full-force prepster, and instead mix it into your normal look.

Keep scrolling to see what I mean.

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Bright and Striped

Navy and white sailor stripes are a foolproof way to get that classic, preppy style. Update your look by pairing your stripes with bright colors, like a coral blouse and cobalt blue purse.

Beachy Clean

A crisp white blazer is a prepster staple, but add a bit of relaxed, beachy flair by wearing your hair in a fishtail braid and pairing your blazer with rolled-up jeans.

Lobster Sweater

Lighten up the mood with a cute top like this lobster sweater. White shorts and a navy sweater is a perfect look for those limbo-like days when the temperature isn't quite hot, but also isn't really cold.

Pleated Prepfection

Instead of a knee-length pleated skirt, a patterned mini and loose-fitting sweater is a great modern take on the classic prep school uniform. Plus, this style looks dressy but is still completely comfy.

Red, White, and Distressed Blue

A red, white, and blue outfit is an easy way to get instant preppy style. Avoid looking like an American flag by injecting some edge with distressed denim and black lace-up heels.

Classically Preppy

This look has all the classic preppy components: cardigan sweater, chino shorts, oxford button-down, and a necktie. It's veering on preppy overload, but bright colors like marigold, light green, and rosy pink make this look fresh and fun.

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Now tell us: Are you on board with the preppy chic trend?

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