Quaint bed-and-breakfasts, charming beach towns, really good bagels — there are so many reasons to travel to the Northeast, but when our creative director, Piera Gelardi, embarked on a road trip to Maine, she only had one mission: good ol' Americana-infused vintage shopping.
The result? A prepster's dream collection of Pendleton jackets, pleated skirts, classic button-downs, and plaid...everything. And while there is such things as too preppy, we think you'll find these pieces as versatile as they are fetching — no croquet matches, headbands, or summering required.
Click through to find Piera's four favorite outfits, complete with her styling tips to keep you looking chic and not, well, dorky.
Photographed by Jonathan Nesteruk