Ask Preppy Girl – Sparkle and Cheer

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Dear Preppy Girl,

I have always been considered a prep and decided to embrace my preppy title. I love sparkle, always have, always will. Is it still within the preppy guidelines to wear something like a pair of sparkly gold ballet flats with my otherwise extremely preppy outfit? Do you consider Vera Bradley a preppy brand for school bags? I am also wondering if you consider cheerleading a preppy activity, because I recently joined the squad at my high school!

Sparkle and Cheer


Dear Sparkle and Cheer,

I hate to admit it, but I love sparkles too. I practically live in sparkly silver flip-flops all summer. Gold ballet flats sound divine, especially for the holidays. Just be sure to play down your accessories. Don’t wear any over the top jewelry or a super shiny handbag along with it. I would pair sparkly flats with a fabulous leather clutch in a bright magenta, aqua, or lime hue, something to draw your attention upward. Vera Bradley, on the other hand, I would save for a non-sparkle day. Vera Bradley makes great totes for school, I especially love the East-West Tote.

By the way, congratulations on joining your high school cheerleading squad! School spirit, whether on the field or off, is always preppy and a great way to make new friends.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

We love our J. Crew!

Love those shoes!

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