Preppy isn't what it used to be. We'll always have a soft spot for our well-worn sweaters, but the way J.Crew and Tommy Hilfiger have outfitted their modern prep has a little more eye-catching appeal. With bold colors and prints adding new dimensions to timeless pieces like trench coats and slacks, it's more about the way you put it all together. Nouveau prep is about melding sophistication with an uncanny cool and a healthy dose of wit and whimsy. To help you get the look, we've selected 15 standout pieces. From geeky-chic specs to a pair of metallic oxfords, think of this as your guide to navigating the new prep. Click through to shop now.
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