Trend Alert: Hip-Hop Meets Prep School
No need to start tying knit sweaters around your shoulders and parting your hair to the side. The preppy look this season is laid back and has an urban edge.
Think bad boy acting up in prep school. Items like clean flat-front shorts, boat shoes, ties and button down shirts with the sleeves rolled up help define the fresh look.
Small details, such as the money stacks embroidered in these twill flat-front shorts, add a fun and updated twist:
Seersucker fabric has a fly nautical look that is perfect for summer:
Plaid is another staple print for preppy boys:
Instead of the traditional cardigan, go for a solid lightweight windbreaker to top it off:
Trade in the high tops and rock low top sneakers without socks :
Another way to modernize this style is by mixing in small doses of neon/bright colors in accessories, like watches and belts:
Cuff your pants, roll up the sleeves on a cool button down shirt…go for that effortless swag in summer 2009.
Are you on board?