Kate Middleton, the reigning duchess of preppy style, just entered Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed Hall of Fame. Enough said. Preppy style prevails, because you can make it work for any occasion—but it’s no small feat. We’re not talking about polo shirts and khaki shorts. Let us show you the preppy style possibilities!
Scroll down for nine modern, Lilly Pulitzer-free preppy outfits to inspire you, and some of our favorite items to help you get your prep on.
PLAY by Comme Des Garçons Chuck Taylor Low Top Shoes ($100) in White/Black
We’ll be replacing our old Converse sneakers with this stellar new version immediately.