The Preppy Revival: How to Pull Off Fall's Biggest Fashion Trend

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Put on your varsity jackets and dust off your loafers because preppy fashion is officially back!

Designers and celebrities alike are embracing prep as the biggest fall fashion trend. Brands like Miu Miu, Prada, Celine, and more are adding pleated mini skirts, leather platform loafers, and varsity bomber jackets to their collections.

And celebrities are all about the preppy aesthetic as well with Blackpink’s Lisa, Yara Shahidi, Rachel Brosnahan, Camila Cabello, Daisy Edgar-Jones, and more putting their own spin on the trend.

If you want to put some prep in your step, here’s how to pull off the fall trend, according to our favorite celebrities.

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1. Put a Bow On It Like Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas wearing an Alessandra Rich Short Sleeve Blue Sweater With Lace and a Black Bow.

2. Put On Your Tennis Whites Like Lisa

Lisa wearing a Miu Miu Striped White Polo Tee, a Miu Miu White Pleated Mini Skirt, and Miu Miu White Satin Ballerina Flats.

3. Always Match Your Brands Like Rachel Brosnahan


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Rachel Brosnahan wearing a Miu Miu Blue Striped Crop Button Up Shirt, a Miu Miu Tan Plaid Pleated Mini Skirt, and a Miu Miu Brown Wool Plaid Long Coat.

4. Channel Your Inner Schoolgirl Like Camila Cabello


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Camila Cabello wearing a Jil Sanders Grey Sweater, a Dion Lee White Cutout Button Up Shirt, and a Versace Pinstripe Mini Skirt.

5. Keep it Simple Like Daisy Edgar-Jones

Daisy Edgar-Jones wearing an Alessandra Rich Black Single-Breasted Blazer, an Alessandra Rich Bow Detail White Button Up Shirt, and an Alessandra Rich Black Mini Skirt.

6. Never Forget Your Cardigan Like Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes wearing a Saint Laurent Navy Varsity Stripe Cardigan.

7. Mix and Match Prints Like Rachel Zegler

Rachel Zegler wearing a Fendi Blue Pinstripe Fitted Button-Up Shirt, a Fendi Wool Asymmetric Corset Top, and Fendi Houndstooth Shorts.

8. Don’t Be Afraid to Add Some Color Like Mila Kunis


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Mila Kunis wearing a Dorothee Schumacher Green Oversized Sweater and Dorothee Schumacher Green Plaid Straight-Leg Trousers.

9. Throw On a Varsity Jacket Like Phoebe Dynevor

Phoebe Dynevor wearing an Axel Arigato Beige Varsity Letterman Jacket.


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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.