You could interpret the preppy trend as ribbon belts and melon-colored polo shirts, but where's the fun in that? The new prep is far more interesting than your typical Nantucket country club fare (and won't make you feel like you're dressing up for boarding school, either).
So, we turned to our own NY editor, Annie, to see how she incorporates prep into everyday outfits. Whether you choose to mix in traditional elements, like bow ties and fitted blazers, or play up preppy polka dots in a whole new way, watch ahead for our own lessons on collegiate stye. Go ahead, take notes.