Preppy (also spelled Preppie), prep, or VSCO Preppy is an aesthetic that is similar to VSCO but more focused on the color pink, red and blue and are associated with cowgirls. The style is known for the cheetah/leopard pattern, summer theme and colors, and the styles cowgirl hats and is commonly misnamed as Softies
The Preppy visual aesthetic is beachy clothing with neon colors and patterns like animal (cheetah, leopard, giraffe, etc.) and brand logos/patterns (Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, etc.) They also wear Tie-Dye frequently. They love to use star and lightning bolt symbols, they sometimes use skulls and heart symbols as well. They tend to associate The Evil Eye with their outfits as well; but do not usually know the true religious meaning behind it.
Most VSCO preppies are 13-17 years old and living in the U.S.
They edit selfies by using the Coogee Filter (from the app Colortone) and englaring the sharpness in the photos.
Woman generally wear:
DRESSES AND SKIRTS: Beachy/boho dresses/skirts with tassels. Other skirts they wear are pleated skirts (which are more College Preppy than VSCO Preppy)
SHIRTS/TOPS: They use cami tops, crop tops, bishop sleeved shirts, baggy T-Shirts (which they pair with shorts) etc.
PANTS: They use light wash jeans sometimes plain jeans, or maybe patterned jeans (with hearts, stars, lightning bolts, butterflies etc. printed on to the jeans), or patched jeans (with preppy designs on the patches), shorts, or even ripped jeans. They usually pair the jeans with a baggy shirt which they tuck into the jeans. They also wear sweatpants.
HOODIES/SWEATERS: They use hoodies with smiley faces, lightning bolts etc. The colors of the hoodie tend to be white, hot pink, cyan/teal and sometimes a sandy color. Sometimes they wear argyle knit sweaters (but that is the more common with the College Preppy Aesthetic than VSCO Preppy) and also any small sweaters which they sometimes pair with cami tops.
SHOES/HEELS: They almost always use Nike Air Forces, sandals and Golden Goose Shoes; but there are some occasions where they don't wear them, they also can wear the Prada Flame Heels (which would be paired with dresses/skirts).
BAGS: They almost always use Louis Vuitton Bags, the most common ones used are the Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag, Louis Vuitton Noé Bag, Louis Vuitton Alma Bag, Louis Vuitton Neverfull Bag and the Louis Vuitton Lockit Bag. They use the original pattern or the white base and rainbow symbol pattern on the bags. They also use Chanel Bags, but that is more rare.
JEWELRY: They use Gold necklaces with lightning bolts and hearts, bracelets such as charm bracelets with the Evil Eye on them and they also wear anklets.
GLASSES: They sometimes use plastic heart shaped glasses mostly in the shade of pink or hot pink. They also use sunglasses frequently
PAJAMAS: They use any trendy pajamas but with the preppy color scheme and they add the styles' patterns with it too.
It seems the Preppy aesthetic is becoming more VSCO everyday. Preppy is not to be confused with softies though. There is no section for the Male Counterpart because they are not as popular and are rare to find, so not much is known about them.
The College Preps is a more studious aesthetic that is similar to dark/light academia. They are less common to find than VSCO Preps.
They love to hang out with their best friends at the beach, lake, pool, etc. They also go shopping with their friends and love to go to luxury stores. The summer is the best time for them as their favorite activities are during this season. Taking selfies is also a "hobby"
The animals used in this aesthetic are:
- Louis Vuitton
- Roller Rabbit
- Vineyard Vines
- Aviator Nation
- Coco Chanel
- Golden Goose
Preppies act "Swaggy, cool, energetic, silly, kind, etc."
They brighten up your day!
Preps tend to say the following:
"What goes around comes around!"
"You are golden!"
"An' iced coffee keeps the bad vibes away!"
"Ding-Dong Your Opinion is wrong!"
"The way you speak to yourself matters."
"did i imagine it?"
"i hadn't thought of it like that..."
"summer time, HERE I COME!"