16 / Jun / 2017


This Classic Preppy Layering Trick Just Got a Fashion-Approved Update

Blame it on the enduring legacy of Cher Horowitz or millennial men’s appreciation of the perfect pink dress shirt, but the preppy look shows no sign of fashion fatigue. Despite its staying power through constant trend fluctuations, we were a bit surprised to see one trademark yuppie element taking over the recent resort collections: the classic move of tying a sweater around the shoulders. Truth is, sweater tying has been on display in previous seasons (Thakoon’s Fall 2016 presentation comes to mind), but the resort offerings took shirt-wrapping to another level. This once-practical third-piece layering trick was turned on its head by many designers with fresh incarnations mimicking crossbodies or scarves.

Gigi Hadid obviously got the memo and was recently spotted with a sweater wrapped around her shoulders. She was also seen covering up her waist with a knotted shirt just like countless grunge fans favored in the 90s (although they preferred pieces of the plaid variety). And many street style stars have already championed carting an extra top layer as a good way to navigate the changing climates during fashion month.

Ready to revisit the preppy past, but with a twist? Check out the slideshow above for the latest ways to tie everything from sweaters to shirts and even that trusty denim jacket.

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