Ask Preppy Girl – Dorm Decorations

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Dear Preppy Girl,

I am about to start my freshman year at college and I love anything pink and preppy. I’ve searched all over the web to find some preppy items for my dorm room and I have not come across very much. Do you have any suggestions on places to look? I have the preppy style, I just need dorm room accessories to match! I am going to be studying fashion design, so I am VERY open to any diy ideas :)

Also, do you have any tips on how to keep my preppy style while in college? I’m not sure if i want to transfer from khakis and cardigans to sweatpants and hoodies!

Preppy Freshman

Dear Preppy Freshman,

Congratulations on entering college, you will have so much fun!

Target has some fun (and extremely affordable) pink accessories, you can even search by color on their web site. For more knick knacky accessories, check out your local home furnishing stores like Home Goods or Pottery Barn or web sites like The Preppy Princess. Invest in some storage baskets, you can always spray paint them pink and line them with preppy fabric.

If you are good at sewing, try making your own preppy curtains and bedside tablecloths. Bed, Bath and Beyond also has a great selection of pillows. I recommend at least a dozen ; )

As for keeping your preppy style, I get organized! Plan out your outfits the night before, so you won’t have the last minute clothing dash before class. Try to stay on top of your laundry, that way you will have lots of great clothing choices. While shopping for your college wardrobe, look for versatile clothes that will look good with a variety of styles. Also, look for clothes that layer well, in case you are going from a chilly outside to a stuffy library or dorm room.

Good luck with school!

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