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4 Classic Prep Style Essentials Live from Switzerland

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From Clueless to Gossip Girl, the small screen loves classic prep style! Now that I’m back in Switzerland, the temps are higher but the general Swiss style remains cool and conservative.

While we were out sightseeing yesterday in baby fifi (Fifi’s new Swiss sister), I was instantly drawn to the entrance of a private estate fit for a princess, but ideal for a fashion blogger. Here’s my TOP 4 Prepster Tomboy-esque Essentials live straight out of Switzerland…

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The Scene ~ An enchanted Castle (or at least I pretended) outside of Zurich, Switzerland

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1. Classic Converse ~ I’ve worn Converse since I was five and will never stop. They’re casual classics with shirt dresses, shorts or skirts. (Buying Tip- Skip the ‘new’ pre-worn style Converse sells and just take an old pair, throw them in the washing machine with stain remover (avoid bleach) and air-dry for the same look.

Savvy Spice, preppy style, Lacoste Dress

2. Croc Hunting ~ Lacoste is ultra preppy, but I’m not a huge fan of their new polos with the extra large crocodile logo. Keep an eye out for retro Lacoste at stores like Crossroads Trading Co.

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3. A Denim Coat of Arms ~ Pop the collar, tie it around your waist, and wear a medium wash denim jacket with any preppy look.

Savvy Spice fashion blog, Dale Janee Steliga, how to wear stripes, Lacoste

4. A Cross Body Bag ~ They’re naturally ideal for casual looks and go perfectly with any shirt dress or sporty preppy outfit. Keep an eye out for handbags that come with a longer strap inside transforming your evening summer clutch into a daytime cross body bag.

Savvy Spice fashion blog, Dale Janee Steliga, how to wear stripes

<DETAILS by Dale> Dress (old) Crossroads Trading Co. – Lacoste (Similar Here), shoes – Converse, sparkly chain bracelet c/o – Splenderosa, purse ~ Mulberry, Robyn denim jacket c/o – AGJEANS, car – Fiat 500 Lounge (baby fifi)

Do you like preppy style or is Lacoste just too preppy for your taste? 

Coming Wednesday: ‘Weight Loss Styling Secrets’ ~ A Before & After Look of How an Improperly Styled Dress Can ADD 20 Pounds

~xoDale

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19 Comments

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  1. I really love the preppy style. Stripes and Converse are such a perfect combination.

  2. You look lovely as usual Dale! I love a great preppy look as well, especially when traveling. I hope wedding planning is going well!

    xoxo,
    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  3. Dale, that mansion behind you is pure exquisiteness! hahaha Love your outfit! Great striped dress, cross body bag and cool sneaks is my kind of outfit. You look great! Enjoy!

  4. what a great preppy look. you look chic and comfortable and that dress looks fabulous on you!

  5. A preppy style is always timeless. I love denim coats. They are so easy to take along for a trip and it’s looks good with anything.

  6. ileanamarcel says:

    Prep perfection! I love that peter pan collar peeking out under that dress….sweet!

    -ileana

  7. Prep is my favorite style!! It all looks great!

  8. Great look and loving the striped dress.

  9. I love the preppy style and of course Lacoste isn´t too preppy it´s perfect. You look fabulous. I can´t live without Converse <3

    xx

  10. Cafe Fashionista says:

    You look absolutely stunning! White Converse Lo-Tops are one of my favorite things, and the way you’ve styled them here is just perfect!

    P.S. Thank you for the follows. I am now following you on Instagram, Google+, and Twitter, as well! 🙂

  11. Dale, I love this preppy look on you! Lacoste is a classic and you wear it well,
    xx,
    Kristi

  12. Such a cool striped dress <3

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  13. I definitely love this combo! Stripes are always a good thing, and I’m a serious crossbody bag fan. I do think Lacoste might be a bit too preppy for me, but I kind of feel like that’s only because I’m just a year out of private school and still not a huge fan of anything that vaguely resembles my uniform (so…polos), and I’ll probably grow back into the style. We’ll see.

    xo
    Sue

  14. I adore preppy style although you’ll hardly ever see me rocking it, but I love seeing it on stylish people 🙂 And I agree with your thoughts on the new Lacoste logo, their polo shirts are the best but I would never wear it with that huge croco logo.

    Btw, I totally want to live in this mansion, lucky are those who own it 😀
    Thank you for following me, I’ve followed you on Bloglovin and Instagram 🙂

  15. Great look! I’m really into crossbody bags these days!

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  16. Really cool! I love the dress sooo much 🙂

    xoxo

  17. G A B Y says:

    Ahhhh I really love this dress, super gorgeous and flattering! I’m so jealous of your hair – your bangs look perfect!

  18. I love Converse, too! They are so comfortable and go with everything. You look so cute in the striped dress. 🙂

  19. YOU are beautiful! And, living the life it looks like, my dear. I am so proud of you, Dale. Sending love…

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