One of the questions that I see ALL of the time is, “How can I dress preppy for less money?” It’s a great question and the answer is just all about hunting for deals and being creative with what you wear. Here are some great preppy options for Spring and early summer!
I’ll go into more detail on a YouTube video later about how to dress preppy for less, but I thought I’d start with this post! Below are different tops and dresses in a range of prices, similar to a “Save vs Splurge” post. However, the items aren’t quite the same, so I wanted to call it “Prep for Less”. I’ll be showing a full price item from Vineyard Vines and showing similar, cheaper dupes. To shop each item, click on the link under the image!
The best way to dress preppy for less is to look for inexpensive alternatives. First, I went to Vineyard Vines and found items that I loved. I focused on the color/print, cut, style, and price. Then, I went to websites such as Target and Old Navy and looked for alternatives using code words for what I focused on. The best thing is that these sites often have sales, so I’m positive that you can get these cheaper dresses for even less than the price listed here. Here’s what I found below!
Again like above, while the prints aren’t the same, the cuts are so similar! They both have a tiered, flowy style. I own the striped dress and I love it too!
I am obsessed with all 3 of these dresses, in their own way! While each style is a tiny bit different, they’re all gingham and adorable! They seriously are all super preppy and I went them all!
It’s hard to see in the photos, but each of these dresses have a striped pattern. They each have a tie in the front and are to die for!
I love that these dresses are all a bit different, but they’re still so similar. I seriously love each one but I think my favorite is the one with embroidery!
I’m obsessed with chambray and this flutter sleeve trend so both of these are darling! But the bow sleeve is definitely my favorite by far.
While this isn’t Vineyard Vines, it deserved an honorable mention. Although the color isn’t the same, the cut is almost identical. I own the pink top and it is gorgeous! I had someone ask me the other day if my top was Lilly; it’s such a great dupe!
Here are more preppy items under $50 that would look great for Spring and Summer.
Click on each individual product to shop, and click on the arrows at the left and right to see more items!
I hope you enjoyed this Prep for Less Post! Let me know in the comments which dupe was your favorite, and let me know if Prep for Less is a series you would like me to start!