Through vibrant colorways, updated silhouettes, and eye-catching designs, preppy fashion is undergoing a modern redux. Fueled in part by a nostalgia-focused Gen Z, staples such as cozy cardigans and chunky loafers have become a must-have for a well rounded summer wardrobe. Airy fabrics (crochet and knits), as well as oversized silhouettes are a common thread throughout Spring/Summer fashion.
Though dowdy khakis and stuffy shirts usually come to mind, this summer’s preppy wardrobe is taking a refreshingly modern approach while also looking to the past. Whether you prefer to stick with the basics or play with new styles, here are L'OFFICIEL’s top six summer preppy trends.
The Chunky Cardigan
Modernize the preppy favorite through oversized silhouettes and chunky fabrics. To keep the trend perfect for the summer, focus on color and breathable textiles.
No summer wardrobe is complete without an oh-so preppy pair of loafers-lug sole, chunky, or slim.
The Matching Set
Forever a school girl must-have, this summer’s matching sets will come in a variety of colorways, fabrications, and silhouettes.
The Oversized Button Down
To wear the tried and true wardrobe staple during the summer heat, opt for breathable fabrics and liberated styling like this flowy ensemble from Kendall Jenner.
The Bucket Hat
Though Prada and Dior bucket hats have been all the rage recently, this summer’s headgear will focus on vibrant colors and patterns like this crochet iteration.
The Structured Blazer
Keep layering in mind this summer through the ultra-trendy and always versatile structured blazer. This cropped, sleek version is an obvious summer wardrobe staple.