With all that being said, there's no need to run out and buy new items when you've got unique and special vintage items at your finger tips. Below, I've chosen four looks (two from J.Crew and two from Erin Fetherston) as inspiration and recreated them using vintage pieces.
Look 1: J.Crew
Look 2: J. Crew
Look 3: Erin Fetherston
Look 4: Erin Fetherston
There's so much more to NYFW than preppy looks, but these looks are more accessible and more easily emulated than the really avant-garde stuff (think Maison Martin Margiela and Yohji Yamamoto). That doesn't take away from its style and design in the slightest, however.
Stay tuned next week for London Fashion Week!