I’ve never considered my style to be preppy—I have a penchant for neutral colors and haven’t worn a pleated skirt since my high school cheer squad. I’ve always admired preppy style from a distance, though, living vicariously through Gossip Girl school uniforms, but recently I’ve found myself saving countless Instagram outfit photos full of preppy elements. It seems like everywhere I look I’m seeing fashion influencers across the globe sporting the preppiest trends you can think of, but styling them in ways that feel current as ever.
From exposed collars to sweater vests to polo shirts, preppy elements can be found all over the fashion crowd in the coolest ways. The outfits I’ve found myself saving are those that pair preppy details with modern pieces, like chunky gold chains or loose jeans, to balance things out. Keep scrolling to see what I mean, as I’ve outlined the 5 preppy trends fashion people can’t get enough of right now.