Ask Preppy Girl – College Style

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Dear Preppy Girl,

First off, I love your blog! It’s my last year of college and I’m in love with the preppy style. I was wondering what are some preppy college essentials. I want to buy some clothes before school starts, but I can only afford so much. So, I was thinking maybe some articles of clothing that I could mix and match? (tops, bottoms, shoes, etc.)

Thanks so much,
College Prep Chic :]

Dear College Prep Chic,

Thanks for reading my blog! That is such a great question. My sister and I are at the beach and have spent the past 2 days discussing your question. We came up with a long “wish list” of items that will take you from fall to winter. I hope it helps!

Fall Trends:

  • Camel – It’s really big this year, look for a cute camel colored skirt and a camel colored coat, they go with everything and will be great for college and beyond.
  • The Great Outdoors – Designers are really into the outdoorsy look this year. Think warm winter woolens: chunky sweaters, shawls, & tie front cardigans, socks, scarves, hats & mittens. Mittens are so cute and are supposed to be really big this winter. Chunky heeled boots with wool socks & leg warmers. Look for classic colors, tweeds, and hand-knits.
  • Sweater dress – Looks great with tights & boots
  • Vintage Jewelry – Check out second hand stores for great jewelry & handbag finds
  • Layer it – Layer tanks & tees with cardigans
  • Wide leg trouser jeans (dark)

Preppy Must Haves:

  • Skinny Jeans, Khakis, & Corduroys
  • Cardigans – Shrunken cardigans are great and can take you from class to going out with your friends. You can easily change their look by adding jewelry and accessories.
  • Shrunken Blazers – So cute!
  • Ballet Flats & Kitten Heels
  • Sperries
  • Button down shirt – Looks great with rolled up sleeves
  • Headbands
  • Nautical Stripes (for early fall)
  • and finally…a Monogramed L.L. Bean Tote (more inexpensive than Longchamp, the preppy ideal)

Have fun shopping!

-Preppy Girl

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