rush. probably the most important event of a sorority girl’s college career, so i’ve been asked to do this post, and i actually find it pretty helpful for myself, collecting outfit ideas for each round of the whole drawn out process.
first round is round robbins. our school’s greek council dubs the outfits for this round as “snappy casual.” wth. what does that even MEAN?! I know when I rushed I was just like, “wtf, that’s so broad.” it’s even harder from the srat perspective because we have to look cute, yet make sure we’re not sweating/freezing our butts off, and comfortable enough to be kneeling on the floor for 5-6 hours. aka no heels and probably padded jeans (jk).
so here’s my guide to dressing for round robbins for sorority girls; i’d like to describe the look as “going to meet your boyfriend’s parents for the first time” because then you avoid looking
- like a bum
- too clubby
- like you’re going to church
- like you’re going to an interview
- too trendy (this is bad only because like parents, some girls won’t understand what you are wearing and will think you and your sorority are weird…..which is not the goal…so no fur, feathers, leather, spiked shoes, and wild prints unfortunately :( )
because those are definitely not the impressions you want to leave on the boyfriend’s parents….
the inspiration: so i prefer layers and mixed lengths. with layers, you can take jackets/cardigans off when you are on break and slip them back on when it’s your turn to speak with the rushees. mixing different lengths is great, either exposing your legs (with nude panty hose of course) or exposing the arms, because that way, you are guaranteed to keep from becoming too hot or cold. Also, i always recommend adding a little sparkle, color, or even a printed shoe just so you can keep from looking too drabby, mundane, and just plain sad.
love the shoes, but i’d go with flats or kitten heels in the same reptile print so you can easily stand up after kneeling for 15-20 min.
dark skinny jeans for sure. don’t go with trousers or dress pants unless they are cigarette cut or else you’ll look too business-like.
love this look and it’s perfect in my opinion, just make sure the shorts are long enough.
very school girl, but add a pop of color with the shoes and you’re good to go.
now, here are some outfits i put together via polyvore…whom i’ve always found too complicated, but now that it’s winter break and i have absolutely nothing to do, i don’t find the site quite as frustrating.
sweater dresses are the best during the winter season. i love the color and easy style, au contraire turtle necks because i just find the high collar extremely stuffy. also with the shoes, i prefer ankle length and below because it make the legs look longer; boots work too, but not cowboy boots. that’s just..ick
this look is more for the simple girl, not too flashy, demure elegance.
for those who love color and are bold, bright j crew cardigans are the best. always make sure to wear something to cover up bare shoulders because we don’t want bra straps showing!
pretty, flirty, blazers save outfits. really.
cool chic. i love sheer, and although it might not be the most appropriate during rush, add a tank top or bandeau underneath and you’re set.
the easiest way to go if you are really really stuck with what to wear. a simple dress and toss on something bright and something flashy.
my personal favorite. the sequined cardigan definitely adds an extra oompf and on top of that, a bold blue shoe to contrast the neutrals. top with very very simple jewelry, and i’d wear this in a heartbeat.