The '80s prep look is classic, but the cocky '80s prep look is a little harder to pull off. You need the confidence of James Spader as Steff in Pretty in Pink to get away with rocking loose linen pieces, half-buttoned shirts, and no socks. To adapt Steff's look for today, try mixing this season's spring suit separates with retro accessories.
Double Breasted Linen Jacket at Billy Reid
Lightweight Cotton/Linen Pant at Gant US
Hudson Dark Brown Cozumel Loafers at Ssense
'80s Collection Aviators at 80's Purple
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