Preppy Style
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It's that time of year again. Back to school season is officially upon us. At least according to all the TV ads pushing school supplies lately. Even if you've long since graduated, you can still get caught up in the academia mania by working some preppy style into your wardrobe.

The preppy vibe is in this school year as evidenced by the Fall 2023 collections. One of the biggest trending items? Varsity jackets. Seems like every designer has some sort of letterman coverup currently. Luckily, dropping large sums of money isn't required to replicate the look.

Other must-haves include plaid miniskirts, cable-knit sweaters and polos in both shirt and dress forms. Layering is an essential component to any practical preppy look. So don't be afraid to splurge on more summer-ready picks. They'll still be wearable come fall with a little thoughtful planning.

Scroll down for a complete preppy style study guide.

Loewe Appliquéd Cable-Knit Wool Sweater
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Loewe Appliquéd Cable-Knit Wool Sweater, $750 at Net-a-Porter

Tory Sport Yarn-Dyed Twill Club Skirt
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Tory Sport Yarn-Dyed Twill Club Skirt in Beige Party Plaid, $178 at Tory Burch

Profound Letterman Varsity Jacket
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Profound Letterman Varsity Jacket, $412 at Free People

Zara Mixed Striped Crop Shirt
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Zara Mixed Striped Crop Shirt, $45.90 at Zara

Mango Contrasting Knit Sweater
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Mango Contrasting Knit Sweater, $59.99 at Mango

Mare Mare Varsity Long-Sleeve Polo Dress
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Mare Mare Varsity Long-Sleeve Polo Dress, $170 at Anthropologie

Vivienne Westwood Tartan Top
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Vivienne Westwood Tartan Top, $735 at Vivienne Westwood

Polo Ralph Lauren Reversible Jacket
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Polo Ralph Lauren Reversible Appliquéd Felt and Satin Bomber Jacket, $398 at Net-a-Porter

Mango Braided Jumper With Striped Detail
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Mango Braided Jumper With Striped Detail, $49.99 at Mango

Thom Browne Check Cotton Madras Mini Skirt
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Thom Browne Check Cotton Madras Mini Skirt, $596 at Luisa Via Roma

BDG Bella Recycled Zip-Up Cardigan
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BDG Bella Recycled Zip-Up Cardigan in Green, $59 at Urban Outfitters

Maeve Plaid Vest
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Maeve Plaid Vest, $118 at Anthropologie

Clements Ribeiro Rugby Striped Jacquard-Knit Cashmere Sweater
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Clements Ribeiro Rugby Striped Jacquard-Knit Cashmere Sweater, $320 at Net-a-Porter

Mango Contrast Striped Cardigan
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Mango Contrast Striped Cardigan, $99.99 at Mango

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