The preppy look doesn’t belong to the ’80s alone. In fact, here are the 7 best preppy pieces we’re wearing right now.
You’ll recognize a few from recent posts about styling sweater vests, blazers, and loafers with socks, and the rest round out the list to give you lots of choices when creating your preppy look. And of course, you don’t even have to stick to classic preppy: add combat boots, a leather jacket, or oversized hoodie to give preppy a twist.
Here are our top 7 picks:
1. Sweater Vest
Belt an oversized one for a new take, or choose classic argyle or houndstooth in a cropped style.
2. Sporty Stripes
Imagine you have plans to play rugby this Saturday and start your inspiration from there. TIP: Gucci stripes are always next level.
3. Uniform Skirt
You heard it here first: the uniform skirt you hated in your youth is your new best friend.
4. Tennis Wear
I have no explanation for why tennis seemed so prevalent in the ’80s, but the look is easy to replicate off the court, especially with a classic tennis skirt.
The blazer is the mothership of preppy style and an excellent thrift find. Look for extra special ones like the blue velvet and yellow vintage-cut ones below.
The simplest fashion formula out there: cardigan+string of pearls=preppy.
7. Preppy Bag
Once you’ve pulled the look together, you need the perfect bag! May we recommend a vintage Gucci handbag, Longchamp tote, or Celine crossbody?
You now have the list of 7 best preppy pieces, so go! Put that look together and show us what you come up with by tagging us on Instagram @crossroadstrading. You may find yourself featured on our main feed.