I used to really gravitate towards preppy pieces and, while I do still love those traditional styles, I have learned how to style them in a way that feels more current. I think the key is to balance out these types of items with modern accents. In this outfit, I paired classic separates with slouchy denim & gave the layers a relaxed feel by leaving the bottom buttons undone. Then, I finished off the look with shiny metallic pumps & a suede fringe clutch, which really helps elevate these wardrobe basics. You could try this combination with any button-down shirt, cardigan & blazer you already own (go for a more menswear feel by swapping out the heels for lace-up oxfords or loafers).