The Preppy Pullover Loved By Small-Screen Stars
Take notes on where to stock up on this popular, academic-inspired sweater.
While we're on the subject of collegiate-inspired fashions on the small screen, there's one popular pullover that's having a moment in the spotlight. Pop quiz: Can you guess the designer label behind this gray sweater boasting a detachable collar and cuffs? We'll give you a hint: Fictional teachers and students alike have been spotted in similar styles, often times boasting novelty intarsia graphics such as bows or even cameras.
Whether playing up their preppy nature or simply embracing the '90s trend—welcome back Cher Horowitz's Clueless closet—countless characters turn to Alice + Olivia for their academic essentials.
Troian Bellisario put her own spin on the layered look earlier this month by pairing hers with funky printed pants on Pretty Little Liars, but she was late to class. Back in November, Chelsea Peretti balanced the same top with her go-to black slacks for the Brooklyn Nine-Nine police station, while Cristela's Justine Lupe and Last Man Standing's Molly Ephraim tucked theirs into flirty mini skirts. Lea Michele also trickled in late, recently sporting a similar uniform on Glee.
Test out the prep school look for yourself by stocking up on the TV star-approved staple. While their exact same heather gray option ($297) is still available in limited sizes—scattered between Shopbop and Saks Fifth Avenue—we found a comparable version ($330 $115) fully stocked and half off at Neiman Marcus.