MOMMA LOVES… the preppy look – polos, chinos and shirt dresses oh my!


Max and I working on our tennis moves..


A preppy striped look is always clean and forever classic.


Ralph Lauren kids – it doesn’t get cuter than this…

I must confess that, although I grew up in Virginia, I’ve never considered myself preppy… That said, I reserve a place in my heart for the always popular preppy look – clean, polished and classic – this style never loses it’s steam and was incredibly popular on the s/s runway.  The shirt dress and various collared business casual adaptations were everywhere and, even for those of us who are less conservative, the preppy look has certainly been modified for every taste from sweet to sexy to cool.  American sportswear designers from Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Alexander Wang have always included very classic clean looks in their collections – the perfect shirt dress, the essential chino and even the polo shirt are no longer just for the southern belles and prepsters of the north east.  Modern style is all about mixing various styles and at varying price points (think of my favorite Kate’s – Moss and Middleton who are style icons for their ability to mix).  The preppy look can give you that refined twist to your look that polishes it off and for our little ones there really is nothing sweeter than a bit of miniature preppy.  Check out some of my favorite preppy pieces for both women and kids!

Firs the preppy look for us:

Valentino cashmere sweater

Valentino cashmere sweater $1490

10 Crosby Derek Lam shirtdress

10 Crosby Derek Lam shirtdress $395

NLST chinos

NLST chinos $275

the preppy look

Asos dress $79.02

Haute Hippie shirtdress

Haute Hippie shirtdress $495

Sacai top

Sacai top $340

Michael Michael Kors shirtdress

Michael Michael Kors shirtdress $275


Jack Wills chinos $83.72

Chloe sweater

Chloe sweater $920

Diane Von Furstenberg romper

Diane Von Furstenberg romper $385

Victoria Beckham shorts

Victoria Beckham shorts $275

Forever 21 shirtdress

Forever 21 shirtdress $24.80

alice + olivia combo shirtdress

alice + olivia combo shirtdress $484

J Crew shirt

J Crew shirt $110

Forever 21 chino shorts

Forever 21 chino shorts $15.80

Victoria Beckham chinos

Victoria Beckham chinos $295


Asos dress $103.48


Gap henley $59.95

ALC romper

ALC romper $475

Rag & Bone varsity sweater

Rag & Bone varsity sweater $396

Club Monaco seersucker pants

Club Monaco seersucker pants $139.50

Joa shirtdress

Joa shirtdress $63

Michael Kors pants

Michael Kors pants $595

Tory Burch top

Tory Burch layered look top $195


Noisy May shirt dress $60.20

the preppy look for our littlest ones:

Ralph Lauren polo dress

Ralph Lauren polo dress $35

Hartstrings seersucker overalls

Hartstrings seersucker overalls $36

Hartstrings dress

Hartstrings dress $48

Ralph Lauren shortall

Ralph Lauren shortall $27.50

Mini Boden bodysuit (2 pack)

Mini Boden bodysuit (2 pack) $30

OshKosh B'gosh polo bodysuit

OshKosh B’gosh polo bodysuit $12


Gap dress $36.95


Gap one piece $20

Burberry dress

Burberry dress $145

Miniclasix shirt and pants

Miniclasix shirt and pants $62

Carter's striped dress

Carter’s striped dress $14.40

Carter's bodysuit and shorts set

Carter’s bodysuit and shorts set $10.99

Old Navy bubble shorts

Old Navy bubble shorts $12

Peek shorts

Peek shorts $34

Florence Eiseman dress and bloomers set

Florence Eiseman dress and bloomers set $82

Just One You by Carter's set

Just One You by Carter’s set $24.99

J Crew infant chinos

J Crew infant chinos $32.50

J Crew polo shirt

J Crew polo shirt $24.50

Kissy Kissy 2 pc set

Kissy Kissy 2 pc set $52

Mini Boden polo romper

Mini Boden polo romper $30

And for our slightly bigger little ones:

Pippa & Julie dress

Pippa & Julie dress $46

Nordstrom seersucker blazer

Nordstrom seersucker blazer $110

Ralph Lauren shirtdress

Ralph Lauren shirtdress $38.25

Ralph Lauren polo shirt

Ralph Lauren polo shirt $39.50

Carters shorts

Carters shorts $13.20

Mini Boden chino shorts

Mini Boden chino shorts $34


Gap polo $14.95

Hartstrings sweater vest

Hartstrings sweater vest $32.20

Lacoste polo dress

Lacoste polo dress $80


Gap shirt $26.95


Old Navy pants $12


Old Navy oxford pants $16.94

Chloe dress

Chloe dress $128

Splendid 2 piece set

Splendid 2 piece set $37

Sophie Rose seersucker dress

Sophie Rose seersucker dress $24.99

Egg Baby seersucker blazer

Egg Baby seersucker blazer $64

J Crew girls oxford shirt

J Crew girls oxford shirt $32.50

Hartstrings polo shirt

Hartstrings polo shirt $36

Mini Boden shorts

Mini Boden shorts $30

Ralph Lauren chino shorts

Ralph Lauren chino shorts $29.62


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