You probably do not have preppy style if:

  • You like to look effortless and laid-back with distressed denim and easy tees.
  • You prefer a moto jacket to a collared blazer.
  • You have never owned a pair of khakis, polos, or boat shoes.
  • You prefer studs to pearls.

  • California’s laid-back style is more appealing to you than New England’s structured style.
  • You find basics boring, and you always prefer shopping for statement pieces.

More of a visual learner? Here are some preppy outfits so you can get a feel for this style profile.