If I were to define my personal style in 10 words, none of them would be remotely related to preppy. That’s why I consider this outfit, a layered button up and trench coat, to be as preppy as it gets for me. That being said, however, it’s still a far stretch from your stereotypical Vineyard Vines getup (or at least I would hope).
For this look, I layered a white button up shirt under my well-worn NYC sweatshirt and paired with black ripped jeans for a casual take on dress shirt layering. For the finishing touches, I added my Calvin Klein black booties, a Ralph Lauren trench coat and a white Quay bag that’s originally meant to be a camera bag.
Side note: You also probably notice I’m wearing my glasses, which don’t make regular appearances in pictures even though I wear them all the time. They showed up here partly because I was too lazy to put on contacts and partly because they fit the “smart” look I was going for. Should I start incorporating them into more outfits or do you guys like no glasses better? Let me know!