In an homage to one of the preppiest events in the whole year, we bring you our piece by piece for lawn parties. While the girls were wearing their sun dresses, this is how you should have looked yesterday.
For the big day, you really want to bring your A-game. This means super-preppy with lots of fun. A slim fit, two-button sport coat is a great preppy option that is something your dad might have worn when he was at Lawn Parties. Black Fleece’s version has all of that old-world charm, but with a perfectly modern silhouette. A patchwork madras shirt is as preppy as it gets, but this slim-fit option by Ralph Lauren has that classic look that works perfectly underneath your jacket. Pair it with a madras tie–we usually suggest keeping madras to one item in your wardrobe, but this is Lawn Parties, so go wild. People also say, “No white pants after Labor Day!” but they never went to Lawn Parties. This is the second coming of summer, so get a pair of slim-fit white jeans and roll ’em up around your ankles. Acne makes a perfect pair that isn’t too loud, but works perfectly for this wardrobe. Now, one would assume we would suggest a pair of loafers with this look, but how about some great Keds. This shows you’re not taking yourself too seriously, but you still like to look good. To top off the look, get some Clubmasters to shield yourself from the beating sun.
Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses, $139 at J. Crew
Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Blue Sport Coat, $500 at Brooks Brothers
Ralph Lauren Slim-Fit Patchwork Madras Shirt, $60 at Ralph Lauren
Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Madras Bow Tie, $43 at Brooks Brothers
Acne White Max Jeans, $300 at Oak NYC
Keds for Opening Ceremony Sneaker, $65 at Opening Ceremony