Ask Preppy Girl – Preppy Lifestyle Tips

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Dear Preppy Girl,

I’ve been surfing your site for a while and I find it helpful. I’m not quite on my own and I was wondering if you could give me a few tips on how busy people do the preppy thing. It seems like you have a job and decide your own schedule and I don’t. I’m almost done with high school and I would love some headstarts for the quick life preppy. Thanks so much.

– Busy Beginner

Dear Busy Beginner,
That’s fantastic that you are getting set for the quick preppy life. My biggest tip is organize your wardrobe! Always plan your outfits a day or two in advance. That way your clothes will be cleaned and ironed when you need them. Have clothes that take you from day to night and from chilly workplaces to the warm outdoors. Look for clothes that you can easily layer like a sleeveless shirt. By putting a cardigan over it, it’s office-appropriate. Add some fun jewelry and a clutch for a night on the town. Scarfs are another accessory that can quickly cover up a low cut top and they add some color and variety to your wardrobe. Shop for basics like neutral colored skirts and pants, they are always in style. You can dress them up with colorful shirts, cardigans, and accessories. Also, always keep a pair of flip-flops, a bathing suit, and a towel in you car. You never know when you might need it!

My other tip is try to pack your own lunches and snacks. Not only are they healthier but they save you money. A reusable water bottle is another great way to save money and it’s better for the environment. And be sure to schedule time every week to have some fun, workout, and relax! Mark it in your calendar as if it was a real appointment.

Good luck and please let me know if you have any other questions.
– P.G.

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