22 Preppy Essentials Every Man Needs in His Closet
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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?
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
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.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors