Get “Prepped” For Spring in These Yacht-Club Looks

Argyle, rugby stripes, and tennis-appropriate separates are always in style at boarding school or the gulf club, but this spring, the trend is walking out of the classroom and into the street.

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Argyle, rugby stripes, and tennis-appropriate separates are always in style at boarding school or the gulf club, but this spring the trend is walking out of the classroom and into the street. At Tommy Hilfiger, the brand's signature prepster aesthetic got freshened up with bright colors, flirty pleated skirts and cheerful patterns.
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Cynthia Rowley's whimsical take on classic prep style was rendered in soft pastels and feminine silhouettes for spring.
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Dsquared2's unusual take on the yuppie trend centered around menswear styles rather than familiar lady looks.
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Tory Burch built an empire out of preppy basics with a bohemian, beach-babe twist. From her latest collection, we especially loved her simple white separates and ladylike Mary Jane sandals.
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Tennis, anyone? Add a sweat band to one of Clavin Klein's clean pleated sundresses and you're ready to practice your serve.
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A funky print top gives this preppy Karen Walker look a dose of personality.
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Simple and classic, Preen's pleated mini-skirts and button-up oxfords would be perfect for sipping Arnold Palmers at the country club.
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Jason Wu glammed-up classic prep staples like stripey shirts and cropped capri pants by adding sophisticated tweed separates and quirky flower brooches.
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Michael Kors rendered his classic American sportswear looks in longer shapes for spring.
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Rochas put a nerdy-chic spin on the prepster trend by adding knee socks and perfectly-circular sunglasses.
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Derek Lam gave the turtleneck a modern update by pairing it with an immaculately tailored denim suit.
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Playful stripes and a crisp white jumper from Nanette Lepore would make the perfect preppy picnic ensemble.
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Vena Cava added a simple club collar to their khaki jumpsuits, giving them a cheeky, tennis-club appeal.
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Marc by Marc Jacobs' pleated flood pants and polka dots would suit a preppy undergrad circa 1970.
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Rebecca Taylor is famous for her flirty, feminine style, but we particularly loved her fresh take on the preppy trend for spring, which included bead embellishments and corseting details.
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