When it comes to watches, leather and steel bands are timeless, fail-safe options year-round. But come spring (i.e. now), in the spirit of that whole refresh-and-renew thing, you should think about switching up your watch game. And canvas straps are just the on-trend way to do it.

Canvas-Strap Watches for Spring

Preppy: A hint of color. Maybe a bold stripe or two. Nothing says you’re counting down the minutes to your Nantucket ferry ride like a fun canvas watch strap – especially when paired with seersucker.

Classic: A clean, stainless steel face with a band that could just as easily be leather, a canvas strap brings the texture your wrist’s been missing. Plus, it’s still totally office-appropriate.

Military: Channel that whole urban-warrior/safari vibe with an army-green band and gunmetal detailing. This rugged wristwear is equally at home on hikes as it is stalking “prey” at the bar.

Our The Men’s Watch Guide: Canvas-Band Edition Boutique is now open.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2014

They were feeling a little left out – so, let’s hear it for the boys!

1. When we say preppy, we’re talking full-on plaid and bow ties.

2. Hipster fashion can be difficult to define, but we think these guys do a pretty good job of it.

3. Just another stylish day in the office for these businessmen.

4. When you’re on the street, you never know who’ll be watching.

5. Who says men don’t know haute couture?

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July 9, 2013

When it’s ungodly chilly out here in New England, I immediately dream of summer on the Vineyard. Blame my Northeast residence, but everything about that little island just screams quintessential prep to me – in the best way possible. So – in the name of summer daydreaming – I’ve set about planning my ensembles for my ideal summer day on the Vineyard. Care to escape with me?

Preppy for Martha's Vineyard

9AM: The Vineyard has activities for days, and a little morning sailing sounds like the most whimsical way to start the day. And what’s sailing without some nautical stripes?

12PM: Nothing beats New England clam shack fare. High-waisted shorts (paired with a pearl necklace, of course) are the perfect casual bottoms for such a low-key experience. As a bonus, they slide on perfectly over your bathing suit.

2PM: It’s the Vineyard, so the beach is a given. A printed one-piece makes for the ideal preppy option.

4PM: When temps cool off, it’s time for some antiquing. Like any good New England town, the Vineyard has plenty. In my summery dream, I’m wearing this retro-inspired dress.

7PM: It’s been a long day, so go ahead and indulge your palette. It’s a given that stellar restaurants are everywhere in this huge tourist destination. And for the attire? This dress is dark enough for night, but breezy enough to bring in that beach mentality.

Countdown to summer… commence.

Our Head-to-Toe Preppy: From Plaid Skirts to Polos Boutique is open now.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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February 12, 2013

 

Going on a getaway is fun in itself, but add hue-happy colors and floral-splashed prints and there may not be enough room on the camera for all the picture-perfect moments. Equal parts preppy and nautical, this chic collection has styles for both little and grown-up fashionistas, which makes it perfect for mother-daughter photo ops (with a tropical backdrop, of course).

Take On the Resort Together

Our Lilly Pulitzer Boutiques open Monday, January 7, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 7, 2013

Prepsters, rejoice. Rugby Ralph Lauren is almost here, and with it, the answer to your Ivy-inspired apparel dreams. While you may already know Rugby’s look – old-school gone edgy – quite well, a rundown on the brand’s background can only intensify the love, right? (Right.)

The brand launched in 2004, as a younger, edgier take on that American-style prep its parent company, Polo Ralph Lauren, is known for.

Not sure if it’s Rugby Ralph Lauren? If the rich materials, delicious structures, and ubiquitous plaids aren’t a dead giveaway, then look for a skull and crossbones motif, or “R.L.F.C.” – two of the brand’s most recognizable logos.

Rugby Ralph Lauren’s staple product is – you guessed it – the rugby shirt. Originally, the shirts were produced in the school colors of the college towns in which Rugby stores resided.

Taylor Swift is a fanNeed we say more?

Our Rugby Ralph Lauren Women Boutique opens Wednesday, December 12, at 11AM ET.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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December 12, 2012