Viva la prepster. After seasons of wacky prints, bohemian accessories, and wayward silhouettes, fashion has made a U-turn and hightailed it back to the country club. Recalling the classic chic of icons such as Katharine Hepburn and JFK, designers like Ralph Lauren, Chloé, and J.Crew are reworking the signature American motif into a modern fashion statement.


J.Crew Seersucker Suit Jacket
(Blue), $198,
(800) 562-0258,

J. Crew Seersucker Suit Pant
(Blue), $98

Cole Haan Air Clifden Saddle
Suede), $198,

Brooks Brothers Two-Button Classic Sportcoat
(Lime), $448,

LA Eyeworks Black Frame Moohouse Glasses in Pure Titanium,
$375, (800) 348-3337,

Mossimo Stripe Retro Polo
(White/Mint), $15, Target,

Converse MT Star 3
(White/Black), $60,

J.Crew Riviera Pima Cotton Argyle Sweater
(Navy), $78

Band of Outsiders White-Tipped Shadow Striped Shirt
$285, (312) 664-5553,

Band of Outsiders Silk and Linen Oxford Tie
(Canary), $115,

J.Crew Braided Rope Belt
(Ivory, Bali Blue), $28