When I think autumnal style I immediately think of East Coast Prep. Fall blazes in all of its glory best on the right side of our country with its ivy league roots, solid brick homes, and hills filled with red-leafed maples. Rooted in tradition, the East Coast is as old as it gets in these United States, and those roots bring me to our earliest fabrics of choice: houndstooth and plaid, wool and chunky fisherman’s knits, corduroy and tweed…all with a touch of cognac leather and brass. After all, as stores around the world fill up with preppy-chic offerings, how can you not want in on the fun? Just speaking these classic pieces sends a cozy chill up my spine, and gets me thinking tights and boots, sweaters and a fabulous coat. Although this East Coast style is oh-so-Ivy League, you can easily nab these preppy pieces on a regular gal’s budget.
Nail the look all autumn with the key pieces below: