Ask Preppy Girl – Preppy School Clothes

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Hi Preppy Girl,

I LOVE your blog! It’s like my bible! Anyways, I have recently gotten into the preppy style, but I don’t have many preppy items of clothing in my wardrobe. I’m going into high school. How can I make preppy outfits for school without buying a ton of clothes?

Prep at Heart

Dear Prep at Heart,

That is such a great question! Spring and summer are a great time to break out those pretty tropical colors like pink, baby blue, yellow, and lime. For the fall, think classic plaid colors – green, red, orange, and brown.

I suggest stocking up on preppy accessories like grosgrain ribbon belts, faux pearls and chain link jewelry, cute clutches, and totes. By adding a preppy belt, handbag, and jewelry to an otherwise plain outfit, you can create a cute preppy look. Try pairing a graphic t with a cardigan, jeans, and ballet flats or even a pleated or khaki skirt for a preppy twist. For a more traditional look, pair a polo shirt with capris, ballet flats, and a preppy belt or handbag. Leave your hair simple, maybe try a loose bun, headband, or a ponytail. The ever-preppy sailor stripes are also really big this spring.

The key to looking preppy is making your style look effortless, casual, and easy. Here are some more tips for preppy style. Let me know if you have any more questions!

Happy Shopping!
– P.G.

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