If you read last week’s Fashion Month Trend Report, you know preppy style is back in a major way. The runway is loving all things argyle, pleated, and a little bit prissy. I blame this preppy resurgence on the infamous Miu Miu micro mini skirt that slinked down the SS22 catwalk. Luckily, this time around, prep is a little more sexy and a lot more grown-up than its previous heyday when I was in middle school. But also, that may just be because I can wear my cardigans and popped collars without the braces now.
How do you channel your inner prep school coed? Easy. Think of our beloved Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen, and imagine what they might wear in 2023. Bring on the headbands, sweater vests, and tights. Drama optional.
Here’s what I’m wearing to bring the prep back into my step:
1. Sugar Muffs 2. Halo Headband
Never underestimate the power of a hair accessory. Don a pair of earmuffs or a headband to show that you’re a little uptight, but in a hot sort of way.
In 2023, it’s hot to be a nerd. Straddle the vibes of edgy and preppy with a funky cropped sweater vest.
Since not everyone has the confidence (or the budget) to pull off the Miu Miu skirt, I suggest a skirt that’s still mini but not that mini.
What’s more preppy than a super sweet cardigan? Probably nothing.
6. Glinda Cropped Pullover 7. Marseille Skirt