When looking at classic trends that have endured the test of time, preppy style undoubtedly sits comfortably somewhere near the top of the list. Defined by smart crewneck sweaters, oxford button-down and polo shirts, chinos, navy blazers and refined accessories, the preppy look is quintessentially British. However; nobody does preppy quite like Asquith & Fox. This is my guide on how to achieve the look with a vibrant twist!.
Originally a look adopted solely by prep school students in North-eastern America, the preppy trend ultimately travelled far beyond the confines of college campuses, going on to shape the collections of many iconic designers. Asquith & Fox have approached this trend with a colour pallet 46 vibrant shades deep to allow us chaps to really express ourselves and clash with confidence this autumn! Styled up or down, with Asquith & Fox you can turn up the colour volume and leap out from the crowd in total preppy confidence.
TOP 5 PREPPY PIECES
If there is one preppy clothing piece every man should own, it is a cable knit sweater. Nonchalantly draped over your shoulders for full effect or worn over a polo / buttoned down oxford shirt; the cotton cable knit jumper is a dependable piece that can be worn day or night. This classic luxurious cable knit design by Asquith & Fox is a seasonal staple and perfect for achieving the layered look. RRP £33.95.
You don’t have to be a posh jock to pull off preppy sportswear. Vintage inspired; this Rugby shirt is crafted from a luxe, soft cotton and features the signature embroidered Fox. Use it as a layering piece over a shirt, or throw it on under a jacket to inject some colour into your outfit. Style with rolled up chinos and boat shoes for the ultimate preppy look! RRP £29.95.
The polo shirt is one of the most identifiable items in a preppy wardrobe. When layering isn’t an option, a low-key polo shirt will keep you looking more preppy, less sweaty. Think classic contrast-collar polo shirt tucked into chinos. With signature Fox embroidery and classic fit shape, this colourful polo is what your autumn wardrobe is craving! RRP £25.00.
For effortless preppy pants with repeat wear potential, chinos in lighter tones is where it’s at. Think of them as a smarter take on jeans that won’t piss off your boss. A more streamlined, tailored fit is the key here. Asquith & Fox’s slim fit chinos can be dressed up or down whatever the occasion. Roll up the ends of your chinos for a youthful touch and select corresponding button down shirts which will pick up the colour of your pants. RRP £35.95.
When it comes to trends, over-accessorising can be outfit self-sabotage. Preppy may be polished but you only need two or three extras – max – to pull your outfit together. A preppy outfit isn’t complete without sharp accessories, so make sure your belt matches your shoes. Combining style and functionality, the Asquith & Fox stripe braided belt is crafted with woven elastic, for a truly perfect fit. RRP £14.99.