Watching your child go away to college is never easy. For Chrisley Knows Best star Todd Chrisley, whose opinionated manner inspired the title of the hit USA Network reality series, it won’t happen quietly. With his sharp Southern wit and overprotective parenting style, the “patriarch of perfection” voiced his thoughts on everything from what daughter Savannah wears to how she styles her hair. Click through to see Savannah's back-to-school essentials and college-packing tips — but not everything kid-tested is father-approved!
“I just love blazers. I’ll pair one with a cute dress, shorts or jeans — they’re perfect for a night out on the weekend with friends,” says Savannah.Jersey Blazer, H&M, $35; hm.com
“I don’t know what ‘night out on the weekend’ she’s planning to have, because I’m not her friend," Todd said. "I’m her daddy — and I’ll be with her!”
“Shoes are everything! They can make or break an outfit, and for this reason, I have no choice but to bring every pair I own. Heels and wedges are my obsession, but I always have a pair of cute, edgy flats in my purse... you can only be fierce for so long.” Bridget Studded T-strap Flat, Banana Republic, $118; banana republic.com
“When I feel like wearing a skirt, I opt for a pencil silhouette by Ted Baker. It’s sophisticated for meetings and edgy to spice things up.” Sinda skirt, Ted Baker, $219; tedbaker.com
“And what is she looking to spice up? Confirming again that the only spicy thing she’ll be involved in is a Mexican dinner out with her parents," Todd joked.
“You’ll never see me without a pair of diamond studs. They go with everything,” says the Southern belle. Diamond Stud Earrings, Macy’s, $250; macys.com
“I’ve never been a fan of jeans, but now that bell bottoms are back — I’m loving them! They give you such a fun ’70s look, and they’ll be great with a pair of wedges for fun Nashville outings!”Peace Flare in Midnight Tribeca, Mavi, $118; mavi.com
While many designers hang in Savannah’s closet, she says her go-to tops are from the brand Equipment.Slim Signature Shirt, Equipment, $248; equipmentfr.com
“As I go off to college, I’ll be carrying the Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote. It will make for a stylish bookbag. The key is to match the carryall to your shoes.”Neverfull PM, Louis Vuitton, $1,180; louisvuitton .com
“I couldn’t agree more with LV," Todd said. "They have a great-looking bookbag that Savannah can buy me so we can both be stylish while attending class together!”
“A lady can never have too many dresses,” says Savannah. “They are perfect for any occasion.”
Tune into Chrisley Knows Best Tuesdays at 9pm on USA!