Get the Preppy Style This Summer with Ylenia Cuellar

A preppy look is of the most feminine yet challenging style to pull off as we often think of schoolgirl’s uniform associated with the style. Mind behind the Ambitieuse blog, Ylenia Cuellar is a Mexican style blogger based in Paris known for her preppy style. According to her, she started her blog because she wanted a word that described her new life in Paris. Looking for inspiration on how to wear the preppy style this summer? Keep on reading to scoop some tricks from her.

Embrace your tea length summer dresses.

abstract print dress with ankle strap sandals

pastel green floral dress floral print tea dress with red wedges floral print robe dress floral dress with denim jacket

Summer may be the best time to show off your maxi dresses, but if you’re aiming for a preppy style, resort to tea-length ones. The preppy look is known for feminine, flirty, and innocent vibe so keep your necklines and hemlines a bit conservative. A backless style or sleeveless style can be great but skip those plunging necklines and spaghetti straps that don’t look preppy. Like Ylenia, you may top your floral print dress with a denim jacket to add some effortlessly cool look to your preppy outfit.

Trade your blue jeans to colored and chic ones.

chic top with leather joggers peach pants with graphic top and blazer pastel pants with printed blouse

Blue jeans may be the most effortlessly cool staple you own, but if wish to go for a preppy style, skip those rips, tears, and acid washed features on your jeans. Much better, resort to chic colored-pair that will complete your preppy looks like Ylenia did, pairing her pink jeans with a floral print blouse or a graphic tee and blazer. If you wish to go for a pair of leather joggers, simply make your top piece chic and preppy.

Resort to pleated and full skirts over form-fitting ones.

blue skirt with printed blouse red skirt with graphic tee printed blouse with full skirt preppy outfit with denim jacket

Schoolgirl uniforms are known for pleats so better opt for full skirts and pleated ones to channel your preppy vibe, but go for shorter hemlines to avoid looking like heading to your class. Like Ylenia, team your preppy skirts with chic feminine blouses that can be lightweight and breezy enough to beat the heat this summer. Or, simply dress up your street style a bit by resorting to full or pleated skirts to team with your graphic tops over jeans.

Add some trendy touch to your preppy outfit with statement footwear.

retro chic outfit with checkered pumps metallic silver sandals with preppy outfit metallic gold sneakers with cool outfit metallic ballet flats with chic outfit floppy hat with iconic outfit

Though Mary Jane shoes scream preppy, you may add some twist to your style as it’s a look, not a uniform. Like Ylenia, opt for a pair of metallic silver sandals that look a bit futuristic and modern that will match well with your metallic skirt and plain top. Also, add some twist to your sporty cool looks by going for a pair of metallic gold sneakers over white canvas ones. By doing this, you’ll give some creative tweaks to the preppy style while wearing the look on your own way.

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