Trend Watch: Classic Prep From the Resort Runways

Resort's punchy, preppy looks offer plenty of stylish shapes for yacht clubs real or imagined.

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The punchy, preppy looks from the resort collections -- hitting stores now -- offer plenty of stylish shapes for yacht clubs real or imagined.
Courtesy of Jason Wu
Resort's punchy, preppy looks hitting stores now offer plenty of stylish shapes for yacht clubs real or imagined. Jason Wu's colorful resort collection included peek-a-boo collars layered beneath candy-colored sweaters, bucket hats and splashes of floral trim.
Courtesy of Emilio Pucci
For the resort season, prepster favorite Emilio Pucci offered up sophisticated staples given a youthful spin with shrunken proportions and quirky details, like the big brass buttons on this cropped blazer.
Courtesy of Thakoon
Thakoon's tennis-ready yellow sundress is a perfect combination of preppy and sporty design references.
Courtesy of Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney's sophisticated take on classic prep included shell pink trousers, a striped orange blouse and big, glittery brooch.
Courtesy of Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung's playful, buttoned-up oxfords feature a panel of sunny floral fabric along the placard.
Courtesy of Mulberry
Mulberry inverted the same look with a contrasting black placard on an all-floral oxford. For a preppy, off-to-summer-camp punch, the blouse was styled with long chino shorts and white bobby socks.
Courtesy of Milly
For resort, Milly mined '80s-era prep, complete with double-breasted jackets, ladylike gloves and big, splashy scarves.
Courtesy of Dior
Even Dior got down with classic prepster chic this season with knee-length pleated skirts and prim, buttoned-up blazers.
Courtesy of Derek Lam
Derek Lam's color-blocked shift dresses were styled with soft bucket hats, candy-colored clutches and strappy sandals for a preppy vacation look.
Courtesy of Christopher Kane
Christopher Kane gave classic prep a modern update by layering a white, lace-trimmed oxford beneath a navy pullover with deep slashes at the hips (exposing the frilly lace panels underneath).
Courtesy of Carven
Carven's playful take on prep includes a long-sleeve Peter Pan blouse (with contrasting navy collar) and sassy, lemon-hued flats with exaggerated bow details.
Courtesy of Carolina Herrera
For a timelessly elegant daytime look, Carolina Herrera styled a simple, short-sleeve blouse with a knee-length floral skirt.
Courtesy of Cacharel
Cacharel's decidedly youthful take on the same look featured daringly-short floral hot pants.
Courtesy of ALC
Trim, khaki trousers and a mustard yellow blazer make this preppy ALC look a perfect choice for the office.
Courtesy of Bibhu
Slightly puffed sleeves and a feminine, cream pencil skirt give Bibhu Mohapatra's preppy ensemble a girly appeal.
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