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Preppy Nerd Trend For Fall 2011

What I Want Right Now: Nerdy Fashion

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Admittedly, I’m a huge nerd. I’m freakishly good at video games. There’s not a history exam that I won’t ace (partially because I have a photographic memory, but I am really into world history), and I’m often drawn to the nerdiest of sartorial trends. As luck would have it, geek was a major theme on the Fall runways. Aside from showing you my favorite dorky pieces for Fall, I’d also like to persuade you that nerds come in all forms — sometimes they’re cooler, hotter, and trendier than you’d think. So, scroll through to see my chic revenge.

“Hadley Sweater,” $98, Jcrew.com

Get a preppy sweater, and layer it up dorky style! Take a pastel pullover and throw it over a collared shirt (with the collar popped): so ‘80s high school movie, so perfectly dork-a-rama. This look is back. For me, it never went away, but I won’t take credit for resurrecting it. Unless Jenna Lyons saw me on the street and decided to base her entire Fall collection on my look. Could be?
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Plaid trousers, $140, Brooksbrothers.com
These pants are going to make all of my gay boyfriends jealous. I love the exaggerated oversize plaid. Clearly, this look is not about holding back.

Stacked heel loafer, $390, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Saks.com
If you’re not wearing a heeled loafer, are you really living? Here’s a really pretty pair that won’t cost you a month’s rent. Also, I give Marc by Marc props for perpetuating this trend season after season. (Nonrelated sidenote: Will Marc go to Dior?? Cray Cray!)

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