When we think of modern all-American style—perhaps a bit sentimentally—we picture it against the backdrop of picnics in the park and sunny little league games. Not in that picture? Overtly collegiate polos and cardigans. Instead, we’re putting a fresh spin on the classics this spring with our round-up of 7 preppy style essentials. (Bonus: you can mix and match them all!)
- Flirty Top in a Polished Print
Preppy doesn’t have to mean buttoned-up. This spring, choose tops that contrast a classic print like stripes or polka dots with flowier feminine details. Try a statement sleeve that’s ruffled or belled, or flaunt your favorite features in an off-the-shoulder top or wrap silhouette.
- White Skinny Jeans
There’s something so incredibly fresh about a crisp pair of white denim. Add a pair (or two!) to your preppy style arsenal this spring for a lighter take on your tried-and-true skinnies. Throw them on with literally any striped top for an instant outfit when you’re in a rush.
- Denim Jacket
This timeless style staple is as relevant as ever—it’s the perfect transitional outerwear piece for in-between weather. If you’re like us, you have a favorite that you pull out of your closet season after season. This spring, try an updated silhouette—we’re loving cropped lengths and belled sleeves.
- Bright Striped Tee
If nautical navy stripes feel a bit too on-the-nose, it’s time to embrace unexpected shades. Opt for a striped tee in a more vivid shade—think rosy pink, tomato red, sky blue, and sunny yellow—or try a fun multi-hued version.
- Colored Pants
Whether it’s skinny jeans, joggers, or a cropped trouser, colourful pants are a must for any preppy spring wardrobe. Look for softer, more subdued shades, but think beyond the go-to Nantucket red, and look for styles in lavender, faded olive, or blush.
- Short Sleeve Button-Down
Not just for PSL season, checked prints like plaid and gingham are another preppy style essential. For spring, a relaxed fit button-down lends a more modern, low-key vibe. This style is all about the details—cuffed sleeves, colored buttons, or contrast-fabric trims exude easy, woke-up-this-way style.
- Classic Chino Shorts
Shorts are a necessity for rising temperatures, and a tailored chino adds clean-lined structure to ground any look. Depending on your dress code, they may even fly for casual Friday—just pair with a tucked-in button down and ballet flats.
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