Our Favorite ‘Modern Preppy’ Essentials

Scroll through the slideshow above for our favorite modern preppy items. 

Preppy dressers have been given a bad rap over the years. Generally, being a preppy is associated with being nerdy, geeky, even boring; and while there’s nothing wrong with being nerdy or geeky (we’re self-admitted nerds) it’s not always known as a desirable trait in the fashion department.

Well, we are here to change your minds, Potatoheads. Honestly, all you have to do is Google the name Jenna Lyons and we swear you’ll decide to invest solely in blazers, crisp button downs and tailored pants from here on out. As the Creative Director of J.Crew, Lyons is the embodiment of the modern preppy, and always manages to keep her outfits interesting by adding colourful prints or unexpected layers. We’re making preppy cool again, and you can too, just scroll through the slideshow above.

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