When you think of sorority recruitment, you probably think about sundresses, Lilly Pulitzer and sandals, but some schools hold recruitment in the spring semester. A deferred recruitment offers more time to establish yourself on campus and learn about the chapters at your school, and although you can’t wear a sundress (without freezing, that is) you can still dress to impress! Here is what to wear for winter and spring sorority recruitment.
The most important thing to remember is to BE YOURSELF with your clothing – the sororities want to see who you are! As a former sorority girl, I PROMISE that you don’t go out and buy a wardrobe you’ll never wear again just because you think it’s what you’re *supposed* to wear. Wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident!
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ROUND ONE – OPEN HOUSE
The first round of recruitment is when you will have the opportunity to visit every single chapter on campus! This round is pretty casual, so wear something you feel comfortable in – you will be visiting A LOT of houses and therefore will be walking quite a lot. The key here is to stand out and show your personality in a sea of thousands of girls in the same exact shirt – more on that in a second.
TOP: You will likely wear a shirt (or sweatshirt) provided to you by your campus Panhellenic… but so will EVERY. SINGLE. GIRL. It will also likely be cold, so take the opportunity to wear a jacket/shawl to differentiate yourself AND stay warm.
SHOES: You should be wearing heels to match the formality of the girls at the chapters. Make sure you can walk in them and that they won’t give you blisters! Don’t feel the need to stick to plain black heels, either – feel free wear velvet, studded or tie up heels to show more personality 🙂
JEWELRY: All your jewelry should be tasteful and the “nicer” pieces you own! I would suggest sticking to pearls and diamonds. Bring out the bling!!
Good luck during recruitment and feel free to email me with your outfits for advice or help – cait(AT)sophisticaition.com! May the recruitment odds be ever in your favor 😉