We’ve done a lot on the modern prep, but the problem with preppy clothing is that it can often cost you a pretty penny. With this in mind, we looked around and tried to compile a look that fits the new prepster, but with the lightest pricetag possible.
What we realized when we went about piecing the look together is that there are so many good deals out there, you just have to look. Take the Uniqlo blazer for example, so simple and wearable, and it’s only $40. You can even send it through the wash if you want as it’s made to look a little wrinkled. Fitting with the navy blazer is the timeless white oxford, which right now is going for $30 at J. Crew. Throw on a classic repp tie like the one from Rugby above, and you’ve got the makings of a very classic prepster. To modernize the look a bit, update the lower half by slipping into some Shrink-to-Fit 501’s, which are as affordable as any jeans in the business. Finally, complete the look with PF Flyer’s Windjammer shoes which are classic, smart, and cheap. Put it all together and you have a very respectable look that costs you a mere $192.
Uniqlo Washed Cotton Blazer, $40 at Uniqlo
J. Crew White Oxford, $30 at J. Crew
Rugby University Moose Stripe Tie, $30 at Rugby
Levi’s 501 Shrink-to-Fit Jeans, $37 at Levi’s
PF Flyers Windjammer in White, $55 at Pick Your Shoes