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22 Preppy Essentials Every Man Needs in His Closet

Look good no matter what the occasion.
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Whether you're aiming for impactful accessories or crafting a classic derby look, here are a few items that are sure to impress on any occasion.

Straw Panama Hat

SHOP NOW: Scala, nordstrom.com, $130.00

A straw Panama hat has a classic feel (and will help keep the sun out of your eyes).

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Horse Racing Tie

SHOP NOW: thetiebar.com, $19.00

There is no more appropriate venue for an equestrian tie than the derby. 

Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Slim-Fit Twill Blazer

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SHOP NOW: mrporter.com, $295.00

A navy blazer is a wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down.

Lucky Horseshoe Cufflinks


SHOP NOW: Cufflinks Direct, amazon.com, $18.99

Make it your lucky day with these lucky horseshoe cufflinks. 

Floral Print Sport Shirt

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SHOP NOW: Bonobosnordstrom.com, $88.00

What better to wear on a spring day than a rose printed shirt?

Horseshoe Pocket Square

SHOP NOW: Guccimrporter.com, $145.00

For real flair, don't forgo a pocket square.

Mélange Linen Blazer

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SHOP NOW: nordstrom.com, $299.00

A breathable linen blazer will leave you feeling as cool as you look. 

'Carol' Tassel Loafer

SHOP NOW: Mezlan, nordstrom.com, $351.69

For a true Millionaires Row look, you can't go wrong with tassels and suede.

Gingham Dress Shirt

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SHOP NOW: nordstrom.com, $49.50

Pastel gingham is the perfect accompaniment to an iconic mint julep

Sanibel Geo Bow Tie

SHOP NOW: Southern Tidenordstrom.com, $59.50

Who says bold colors and bow ties are old fashioned?

Oliver Peoples Sunglasses

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SHOP NOW: amazon.com, $269.99

You'll want to have a prime view of those horses for the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Blue Bayou Seersucker Sportcoat

SHOP NOW: Haspel, haspel.com, $395.00

BUY NOW Seersucker Pants, $200

Established in New Orleans in 1909, Haspel is responsible for the original seersucker suit.

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Florsheim Plain Toe Bucktown Oxfords

SHOP NOW: josbank.com, $115.00

Pairing these with some low-cut, no-show socks will ensure that your shoes stay sweat-free. Plus, they're affordable enough to sustain some damage in the infield.

Needlepoint Horse Racing Belt

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SHOP NOW:Brooks Brothers, brooksbrothers.com, $198.00

This needlepoint belt will add a touch of whimsy to your ensemble. 

Floral Bow Tie

SHOP NOW: thetiebar.com, $19.00

No time for understated accessories: take a chance on a dramatic print in a small format for major impact without a major commitment. 

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Golden Fleece Pink Sport Coat

SHOP NOW: Brooks Brothers, brooksbrothers.com, $1,498.00

Bright colors look great when it comes to sport coats, too. This one is made from a wool, silk, and linen blend woven in Italy and tailored at Brooks Brothers's facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Pair it with white or stone linen trousers, and you will certainly turn heads.

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Seersucker Tie

SHOP NOW: Vineyard Vines, vineyardvines.com, $95.00

Seersucker is the perfect fabric to wear to a breezy outdoor event. Bonus style points for wearing a tie made from seersucker—an unexpected, but classy choice.

The Air Oxford Shirt


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SHOP NOW: Everlane, everlane.com, $58.00

Salmon is a classic preppy shade, and when mixed with the equally classic Oxford silhouette, it's a guaranteed hit. 

Dice Cuff Links


SHOP NOW:Paul Smith, nordstrom.com, $150.00

You know you're there to gamble. Why not wear your heart on your sleeve?

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Navy Windowpane Skinny Blazer


SHOP NOW: Topmantopman.com, $130.00

Windowpane is making a comeback in a big way—and the clean pattern adds just enough flair to elevate a basic blazer.

Dolan Squared Toe Oxford


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SHOP NOW: Magnanni, nordstrom.com, $239.40

It's tough to find leather Oxfords that feel classic, but not staid. This pair from Magnanni manages the balancing act by offering a sleek profile, paired with an intriguing color shift.

Classic Wayfarer 54mm Sunglasses


SHOP NOW: Ray-Ban, nordstrom.com, $153.00

Tortoiseshell sunglasses are the cherry on top of any preppy-approved outfit.

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*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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