Ask Preppy Girl – Back to School Barbecue

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Hello Preppy Girl,

I have a back to school barbecue coming up. It’s a small prep school and I really want to make an impression! Any suggestions on what to wear?

Searching for the Perfect Outfit

Dear Searching for the Perfect Outfit,
The barbecue sounds like it will be a lot of fun! A great way to meet new people and reconnect with old classmates. If its warm, I suggest wearing your favorite Lilly Pulitzer dress or sun dress. Bring along a cardigan sweater in case it gets chilly. On your feet wear a pair of dressy leather sandals. Bring a cute little clutch handbag in a contrasting color or a basket bag. Keep your hair simple and just wear it down. If its colder, wear a pair of skinny jeans, a tank top, and a cardigan with flip flops. Choose a color cardigan that really makes your eyes stand out. The key is to look effortless, like you really didn’t put much thought into your outfit.
Have a great time at the barbecue!
– P.G.

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