How do you know if you are preppy? Here are some tips… many cribbed from The Official Preppy Handbook, as best as I can remember after 30 years.
Preppy: pastel oxford shirts, a large dog, headbands, cultured pearls (inherited), a collection of Pringle sweaters, a bike, Ravenclaw. Using “summer” as a verb (We summer on The Cape. Great-Grandpapa had the house built AGES ago.).
Non Preppy: sequins on ANYTHING, a “teacup” dog, curly perms, cultured pearls (new), a collection of sweatshirts, a motorcycle, Slytherin. Using “summer” as a noun (Where are you going on your vacation this summer?).