How to Reenergize Your Signature Style

Tweak your tired-and-true look, whether it’s classic, trendy, or somewhere in between.

Preppy clothing
Nigel Cox
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If Your Style Is Preppy . . .

add edgy accessories.

Penny loafers and ribbon belts used to be par for the course. But replace them with accents that aren’t Preppy Handbook–approved, like a slick black bag, kittenish pumps, a studded belt, and spiky earrings, and your nautical peacoat and Cape Cod–bright cords take on a cool, citified feel.

To buy (clockwise from top): Raoul silk top, $215, raoul.com. Keds at Opening Ceremony boiled-wool jacket, $425, openingceremony.us. Topshop cotton-corduroy pants, $80, topshop.com. Kara Ross metal-alloy belt, $470, 855-888-5769. Alexandre Birman pony-hair heels, $550, Zabayon, 732-761-1303. J.Crew leather bag, $348, jcrew.com. Ray-Ban sunglasses, $160, iloristyle.com for stores. Alexis Bittar gold-plated earrings with Swarovski crystals, $245, alexisbittar.com.

 

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