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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Jason Wu/Pucci/Derek Lam
The punchy, preppy looks from the resort collections -- hitting stores now -- offer plenty of stylish shapes for yacht clubs real or imagined.
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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.
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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.
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Courtesy of Thakoon
Thakoon's tennis-ready yellow sundress is a perfect combination of preppy and sporty design references.
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Courtesy of Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney's sophisticated take on classic prep included shell pink trousers, a striped orange blouse and big, glittery brooch.
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Courtesy of Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung's playful, buttoned-up oxfords feature a panel of sunny floral fabric along the placard.
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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.
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Courtesy of Milly
For resort, Milly mined '80s-era prep, complete with double-breasted jackets, ladylike gloves and big, splashy scarves.
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Courtesy of Dior
Even Dior got down with classic prepster chic this season with knee-length pleated skirts and prim, buttoned-up blazers.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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Courtesy of Carolina Herrera
For a timelessly elegant daytime look, Carolina Herrera styled a simple, short-sleeve blouse with a knee-length floral skirt.
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Courtesy of Cacharel
Cacharel's decidedly youthful take on the same look featured daringly-short floral hot pants.
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Courtesy of ALC
Trim, khaki trousers and a mustard yellow blazer make this preppy ALC look a perfect choice for the office.
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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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