Preppy Fashion Wardrobe Necessities

We’ve seen the resurgence of the ’90s and the explosion of Y2K revival. It only makes sense that the preppy aesthetic would return to the scene to deliver us some iconic pieces to weave into our wardrobes and our hearts. So, embrace the feminine urge to throw out half of your wardrobe and move into ’22 in a new direction, a new style, a new ‘tude – leaving all that held us down in ’21.

Pleated Skirts

Level up with a pleated skirt, the quintessential preppy item that extends far beyond our schoolgirl days. Head to the Country Club in our Velveteen Pleated Mini Skirt, a mini with high-rise waist which pairs well with a sweater vest tucked into it, a Panama hat and a glass of Moët. It’s the vibe for an extravagant lunch followed by a stroll through the gardens. If cream is not your color, check out our brown option.

Button Ups

A crisp button-up is not cheugy office attire. It’s fresh, classy, and fierce when paired with high-waisted dress pants and a cute neck scarf. Tuck one of our Cotton Button-Front Shirts into your jeans or alternatively, wear it open over a cami. This one comes in a range of fun colors to leave you spoilt for choice.

Varsity Sweaters

If pleated skirts are the quintessential preppy fashion bottoms, varsity sweaters are their counterparts. Throw on our Plaid Varsity-Striped Sweater over your denim jeans, slide on your backpack, scoop up your textbooks, and head to class in this cute, preppy ensemble. We love this ‘fit to put you deep in your feminine energy as you sit in a coffee shop reading over your lecture notes and tackling those difficult assignments with grace.

Preppy Cardigans

Bring back the preppy button-up cardigan! The Ribbed Cropped Cardigan Sweater comes in black, heather grey, berry, and olive. This one is great paired with jeans or pleated trousers for social gatherings at your bestie’s house, nibbling on charcuterie and bingeing Gossip Girl. It’s comfy, goes with everything, and can easily be dressed up with heels for migrating off the couch to a nighttime shenanigan or with sneakers for a casual day look.

Textured Socks

Let’s not forget about another classic item to add to your preppy fashion wardrobe necessities – textured socks. Slip on a pair from our Cable Knit Crew Sock Set and slide on your Mary Janes to complete your preppy ‘fit from head to toe.

Put a little prep in your step with our new arrivals in clothing, shoes, and accessories available in store or online at FOREVER21.com.

Scroll to Top