The Tartan Terrier combines my two favorite things, terriers and my love of preppy clothing. Inspired by the sporting lifestyle, the Tartan Terrier features preppy sportswear including a wide selection of polos and hoodies and a great collection of hats, belts and accessories, all emblazoned with the Tartan Terrier logo. One of my favorite items is their adorable pink striped seersucker d ring belt.

Tartan Terrier Belt

Love this belt!

Going forward the Tartan Terrier will also carry needlepoint and custom ribbon belts featuring the terrier logo, so be sure to check their Web site often!


Preppy Polos & More

Tarten Terrier Logo

Who can resist the adorable two color terrier logo, modeled after the owner's pet Cairn Terriers. Perfect on a polo!

Tarten Terrier Polo

The Tartan Terrier Ladies Interlock Polo, walk the dogs in style!

Tartan Terrier Watch Band

Dress up your watch with Preppy Watch Bands

The Tartan Terrier has a great selection of preppy watch bands. I don’t wear a watch, so I have sporting this pink and green beauty as bracelet. Perfect alone or with chunky pearls and silver bangles.

Tarten Terrier Sticker

Long Live the Terriers!


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Preppy Girl,

When I was younger I admired the preps in my school. I was not known. Now that I am older and life is lot better then those days I want to be more preppy. Can you help me become preppy? Are there books or anything that I would be set to become a preppy adult. I need to know everything from what to wear (wardrobe), not to wear, accessories, everything?

Need Help

Dear Need Help,

It sounds like your inner prep is just bursting to get out. Summer is a great time to prepify your wardrobe. The easiest way to do that is to just add color. I like to pair brightly colored shorts and capris with lighter colored or white shirts. A few of my favorite color combinations are navy blue and lime green, lavender and white, pink and yellow, and the ever popular pink and green. Sun dresses are another great buy and so easy to pull together. For chilly evenings, drape a cardigan around your shoulders. Finish off the look with a pair of espadrilles or dressy flip-flops. For accessories, a pearl bracelet is a must. Couple it with a few bangles. In the summer, I like to minimize my load by carrying little clutch handbags. I am a big fan of the basket weave bags. For work, I like to carry a larger tote to stash all of my stuff. Lilly Pulitzer is a great place to gather fashion inspiration. For more preppy tips check out Preppy Style 101 and Summer Staples.

My favorite preppy book is the Official Preppy Handbook. I also like to look to fashion icons such as Audry Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy, and the fictional Charlotte York from Sex in the City.

I hope that helps!



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Dear Preppy Girl,
I am a 40 year old woman interested in reliving my high school years of docksiders, cloth bags with whales and Izods. Am I too old to pull off this look?
- Amy

Preppy is timeless, you are never too old to be a prep! Docksiders and cloth bags are great accessories, pair them with a feminine polo and a cute skirt and you are ready for a casual day on the town. Check out the Izod Classix collection, which has some great preppy looks. If you are heading to the office, I recommend leaving the docksiders at home, pairing your outfit with a classic pump. For workwear, check out the styles at Ralph Lauren and J. Crew.


What distinguishes a prep from others? It is their unique sense of style of course. Total preppies can be spotted from miles away due to their varying shades of pink and green plumage.

Preppy Style Basics:

  • Hand-me-down clothing is always cooler than store-bought originals
  • Pastels are a must
  • The more conservative, the better – preppy clothing never goes out of style
  • Never mix prints with critters
  • Madras is for summer time and vacation wear only (click here to learn more)
  • Too many logos displayed on your clothing is considered gaudy, monogrammed clothing is key
  • grosgrain belts and ribbons can improve any outfit
  • synthetic materials are for athletic wear only
  • puffy down vests are a staple of the preppy winter wardrobe

Staples of Preppy Fashion:

  • Burberry – for outerwear, their quilted jacket is a must for all preppy gals
  • J. Crew – casual and work wear
  • Lilly Pulitzer – bathing suits, dresses, handbags, skirts, capris, she has your vacation covered
  • Vineyard Vines – great preppy accessories
  • Brooks Brothers – business wear for men and women
  • Jos. A. Bank – more men’s suits
  • South Moon Under – for the fashionable preppy
  • Lacoste – for active wear

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