Playful prep you say? Well, that sounds ideal for this color and pattern loving guy who is known to have a penchant for preppy style. Of course, there’s the college campus ‘hardcore’ prep look (who would have thought one day ‘hardcore’ and ‘preppy’ would be in the same sentance but bear with me!) and then there’s the softer take on preppy style. While both looks are great, I tend to air on the latter side of the scale, choosing to call on classic preppy style elements, such as the stripe and a heavily layered look, when pulling my outfits together. After the jump, I’m sharing the full details on this playful prep outfit I styled in collaboration with Old Navy using pieces from their current fall collections. Check it outtttt!
It might sound odd but I started this outfit from the outside and worked in. I saw this denim jacket on the racks in store and knew that it would be the perfect layering piece for the breezy fall days ahead.Once I had the denim jacket set I started to think about how to give the look a playful prep vibe. I knew I wanted to bring some color to the overall look, as well as a hit of graphic pattern. Once I saw the mariner-stripe long sleeve tee I knew it would tick both boxes. Plus, it doesn’t get much more preppy style than a stripe, right?! I love the bold lick of red that this tee gives the outfit.A shawl-collar cardigan was the ideal extra layer to bring warmth and texture to the outfit. Plus, wearing it is like a never-ending hug which is a huge bonus! With my layers set I completed the clothes with a pair of tapered navy pants and sand colored desert boots. I knew the final piece I needed was another splash of preppy color. Thankfully, the color-blocked canvas duffel bag was just the accessory I needed to round out the preppy style of this outfit. It’s gonna be so perfect for the gym!Do you like preppy style? How do you incorporate elements of this fashion style into your outfits?// Posted in partnership with Old Navy; all views my own.