They don't always have to come from money. But, to afford most of these clothing a steady income form the parents or self is stressed. Also, Prep is more of a upbringing and a combo of some form of monetary gain. Needless to say, you don't have to own thousands of cars/vacation at the "right" spots to be preppy. Preppy is a fashion statement as well as a way of life, but the latter in my opinion is more about "class" how you carry yourself (good moral/social conduct),good finances(no debts/well credit/generous account)manners(important in the South),college degrees or higher education/FULL employment(mostly white collar jobs (but this varies) depending if the earnings are above national average.Modesty is key, never brag about your upbringing.
Girl 2: "That's not true, her father works for the Pentagon and her mother is a school teacher. They're not even Jack and Jill, though, they are respected in their community, live in a posh neighborhood and work for every dime, think they are the American dream like most of the U.S in those regards."
Black Prep 2: My parents narrowed my choices to Wharton and Columbia.
now I myself would be considered a black prep and yes in my circle I would be seen as the black girl with 4 white girls and i'm fine with that because no one cares!
Also, that saying "all preps go to prep schools" is crap because yes I was in a very good pivate school from pre-school all the way up to 6th grade I'm in public school now (actually one of the best in my town) Black preps generally do wear lilly and ralph lauren (A MUST) and the girls always wear coach hats, scarfs, and summer shoes.
I am also what you would call a southen black prep and for us if your black and a true prep you are most deffinatly a member of Jack and Jill, (if your a black prep you know what that is), your daddy plays golf (and can hold his own on the course), and your younger and older brother(s) play golf and/or tennis and are good at it. You should be part of some sort of lake club that has a golf course and tennis courts.
For girls it's important to be a very presentable southern bell and when you are 16 (sometimes 17) you are to be presented at a coutillion that your mother is very active in. when you pick your escort it is very important for that guy to be good looking and to have alot going for him. his profile should sound something like this: Winston Gandy III is a Senior at the Lovett School and is planing to attend either Harverd University, Howard University, the University of North carolina at Chapel Hill, or Princeton University. He is the captin of his Lacrosse team and is a member of AJGA (Atlanta Junior Golf Association) Today he will be escorting Lauren Cofield. It is very important that your escorts profile dosnt overshadow yours.
Any black preppy girl would know that it is Simply unexceptable to carry a back pack in school (unless its a louis vuitton back pack). you always carry a tote back (usually by coach or one you got from durby) with a very cute but modest charm on it.
as far as sports go:
guys always play
Girls generaly play
Golf (if you play you must be able to hold your own)
or you will be a debutant (which is truelly a sport)
Like I said before, black preps generally come from new money so there arn't many but if you know one then you know it because they don't dress like the other black people in your school....they dress sooooooooooooooooo much better
Blane: Shes not an oreo...shes just a Black Prep