The new prep

Forget the crested blazers and college ties for a minute. A polished Preppy look may be undying, but it can always do with a refreshing makeover. There’s a subtle prep feeling to this outfit of a buttoned-up shirt with a floral scarf instead of a tie; a sharp grey blazer; and a pair of light coloured sneakers. Mixing in some torn denim adds the most casual of twists, while a neat ponytail and minimal makeup – only a dusting of white eyeshadow shimmering at the inner corner of the eye – is ultimately youthful.

scarf as tie

new prep street style

Vanessa Jackman photographed this off-duty model after JCrew at New York Fashion Week.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.