Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Preppy Fall Essentials

Here are my preppy fall essentials!!

Cableknit Sweaters

Rugby Classic Crewneck Cable-Knit 
I live in sweaters in the fall, and my favorites are all definitely cable-knit!!! I have the sweater above in yellow and I love it.

Riding Boots

Kimchi Blue Tall Lace-Up Equestrian Boot (from Urban Outfitters)
I think I have at least 4 pair of equestrian inspired boots and I'm obsessed. I love the boots above!! Riding boots go perfectly with everything in fall.

Classically Preppy Footwear

LL Bean Boot
Bean boots. What can I say about bean boots...they are one of the most classically preppy items ever. I am ashamed to admit that I do not own the classic L.L. Bean masterpieces (yet), but fret not! I'm going to get them this fall. After last year's ridiculous amount of snow in Connecticut and my lack of snow boots (my sherling line bean boots are in Jackson Hole year round), I have to be prepared!

Oxford Button Down
Ralph Lauren Megan Solid Oxford Shirt
The oxford shirt is a classic preppy staple year-round, but I find that I wear them more in the colder months. They are perfectly paired with crewneck and v-neck sweaters, as well as cardigans and khakis. 

The Striped Rugby 

Brooks Brothers Striped Rugby
Striped rugby's are great casual shirts for fall. They're thick, comfortable, and great for menswear inspired outfits. I've only gotten rugby's from Rugby Ralph Lauren, so I don't know how the Brooks Brothers' design that's shown above fits. The colors are great for fall!


Rugby Nestor Wool Crepe U-Back Dress
I love this LBD from Rugby!!  It's very classic looking and flattering!

The Hacking Jacket

Rugby Suede-Patch Hacking Jacket
I have the jacket above in purple, and I love it. I try to pair it with jeans so that I don't completely look like a mom!! It's a great item for fall!

The Perfect Vest
Rugby Alastair Down Vest
I'm (obviously) really loving Rugby this fall!! Usually my brother is the one wearing the "youthful prep" inspired designs from Rugby and I'm perfectly content in Lilly, but they have great classic items for fall. This vest is great and I love the hunting patch on the shoulder!!  

The Norwegian Sweater
L.L. Bean Norwegian Sweater
My favorite sweater in the entire world is the Norwegian Sweater from L.L. Bean. I got one last year for fall and I couldn't get enough of it. I wore it all the time. I got a men's small (which was still big on me) and I cannot wait until this fall so I can wear it more!!

The Coat (or Cape!)
Rugby Brayton Duffle Cape
I am not a fan of capes. Not really, anyway. I never expected to like this Rugby cape, but I really, really do!! It doesn't look like a traditional "cape". It doesn't look like Dracula should wear it, and it looks more like a classic camel coat with weird sleeves!!


J. Crew Classic Café Capri
I am on the hunt for the perfect khaki. I have tried Vineyard Vines, but they were too baggy, and I have always seen these J. Crew Café Capri khakis on their website. I am definitely going to find these in one of the 4 J. Crew stores around me in CT and try them on!! 

J. Crew Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean
I am also on the hunt for the perfect jean. I legitimately have the hardest time ever finding jeans. I am determined to find good ones this year!! The goal is to find jeans that keep their shape and that are skinny in the knee and calf so that I can tuck them into boots. 

What are y'alls preppy fall essentials? Let me know!!

Have a fabulous day!!

xoxo, Hannah


  1. Is it sad that I own everything you posted? Right on point with Fall fashion!

  2. I kind of have the same essentials! I definitely need to get a pair of riding boots, though. As for jeans, I'd try Levis' Curve ID; they're amazing.

  3. Great post...I need to do some fall shopping!