Get top marks with a preppy look
For men this spring it's all about the 90s preppy look, says Emma Harrowing. Think granddad shirts, striped or checked shirts, chinos, jeans with braces and the ubiquitous plimsolls.
The schoolboy plimsoll was what many male fashionista wore on his feet during Norwich Fashion Week. It was a trend that independent men's fashion retailer Elements showcased on the catwalk as part of spring's new take on an old classic – the preppy look.
Plimsolls were worn with chinos, jeans with turn ups and braces hung down around the waist. The checked shirt, which has become a fashion staple has been given a rival in the stripy shirt, and of course to get some house points each should be layered with either a thin knit cardigan or blazer.
Once the weather gets warmer swap your jeans or chinos for a pair of cut off denim shorts or safari shorts, perfect for the summer holidays.
For a quirky take on the preppy look take a leaf out of Hackett's book with a blazer, checked shirt and bow tie or for a more laid back look do your style homework and layer a check shirt over a t.shirt and wear with jeans and plimsolls.
You may also want to watch:
If plimsolls are not your thing, smarten up your look with a pair of lace up shoes or take inspiration from spring's nautical look with a pair of loafers.
Find out how you can get the look by clicking on the photo gallery link at the top right hand side of this page.
- 1 Influencer loses one-of-a-kind wedding ring at coast
- 2 Man found dead in Norwich hotel
- 3 Woman taken to hospital after police incident in Norwich
- 4 Norwich pub allowed to reopen after licensing u-turn
- 5 'It's very very noisy' - broken manhole cover keeps couple awake at night
- 6 Police swoop after £400k cocaine parcel delivered to Norwich house
- 7 New Danish bakery in Norwich sells over 1,000 pastries in first week
- 8 Couple turn grain store into 'James Bond' home
- 9 Axe for Norwich Tourist Information Centre as closure announced
- 10 Measures taken to make dog walkers feel safer in Norwich park
Don't miss Friday's (March 18) Life Matters fashion pages in the Norwich Evening News.