She asked: "i have a question...
i'm a senior in high school and i'm getting ready to graduate and go to college, anyway...i have a wardrobe full of preppy clothes however i can never seem to put together a preppy outfit. can you give me some outfit ideas so i can be my complete prepster self before i move away to college ? :)"
My number one suggestion is to only wear clothes that you're completely comfortable. The whole "You have to suffer for beauty" idea does not apply to getting dressed for class or to study in the library. If your jeans are too small, your shoes give you blisters, or your sweater itches, you won't be able to concentrate on your work. At the same time, this doesn't imply you should wear sweats and hoodies everyday. Sweats and hoodies have a time and place though (snow days for instance!).
Here are some preppy clothes ideas that I put together on Polyvore.
Some College Prepster Preppy Outfit Staples:
Sperry Top Siders
J Crew critter shorts
RL Oxford shirt
Target White Tee*** (I have like 5 and wear them all the time!)
J Crew Tank top
Cardigan (monogrammed of course)
J Crew patterned
J Crew pea coat
RAIN JACKET (essential!)
When in doubt- any outfit can be instantly be made more preppy by adding pearls! A grey college t-shirt looks pretty and preppy with a headband and some pearls!