College life is in full swing and you’ve joined a sorority for the various advantages it provides. Now that you’re a full-fledged adult, it’s time to debunk some fashion myths so you can look your best both on and off campus.
Self-expression is awesome, and you can wear whatever you choose, but there are few guidelines to help you put on the perfect outfit every time. Don’t believe me? Forget about your postgrad employer for a moment, check out these awesome tips for sorority fashion.
The Two Thirds Rule
During a conversation, people get a good look at the front of your body. This is where first impressions come into play, and it’s something you’ll want to consider at sorority events. There are three main areas that your clothing can expose; your chest, your stomach, and your thighs. Following the two-thirds rule, the goal is to only show off two of these at a time. So, if you’re wearing shorts then you could choose a high-cut shirt that exposes your midriff or a lower cut shirt that covers the area. Don’t believe that this rule exists? Check out these dress styles on sorority.azazie.com that only show off the chest and legs. For further proof, look at a number of midriff exposing dresses. See the difference?
Part of your sorority lifestyle will be making appearances, which means you’ll want to stand out. For that reason, it’s a good idea to limit the amount of solid grey you wear to one article of clothing. Sure, grey can look wonderful, but it can also make you look more like a modern piece of furniture than a person.
The Crop Top
You won’t always need to dress up for sorority events. Some might feature fun, casual themes with colorful candy bars. Yes, candy bars. Did you know Sweet Services carries bulk Lindt Lindor Truffles? Bring that one up at the next event planning meeting for some brownie points. Formal wear comes in many varieties, but plenty of ladies love to rock the crop top. If you fall into that category, please wear something that covers up your happy trail. While showing off the bas you worked so hard at the gym for is nice, the effect fades away when it looks like all of your clothes shrunk in the wash.
The 1:1 Ratio
This one is simple. Pair tight jeans with loose shirts and visa versa. Why? Every woman has a unique and beautiful body that doesn’t deserve to be hidden under baggy clothing. At the same time, you don’t want to repeat the crop top mistake by wearing everything too tight. Besides, that’s hardly comfortable.
Stick With One Season
You’re already a pro at color coordination, but are you equally as skilled as matching seasonal wear? Just like sandals wouldn’t make sense with long sleeves and pants, there are a variety of mistakes that many women make. Heavy sweaters and shorts mix winter and summer, while Ugg boots and a cami do the same. Even if they outfit matches color-wise, it might clash season-wise and look out of place. Cute, sassy, etc., are all best achieved when sticking with the season at hand.