9 Outfits That Prove Preppy Doesn’t Have To Mean Boring

Kate Middleton, the reigning duchess of preppy style, just entered Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed Hall of Fame. Enough said. Preppy style prevails, because you can make it work for any occasion—but it’s no small feat. We’re not talking about polo shirts and khaki shorts. Let us show you the preppy style possibilities!

Scroll down for nine modern, Lilly Pulitzer-free preppy outfits to inspire you, and some of our favourite items to help you get your prep on.