10 Articles of Clothing That Every Sorority Girl Needs In Her Closet

10 Articles of Clothing That Every Sorority Girl Needs In Her Closet

It's time to start making some room in your closet.

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There are many different reasons why you may want to join a sorority, some including hoping to obtain a leadership role, to meet new people, for the social benefits, or because you cannot wait to get to wear all of the trendy apparel that you will soon receive. Regardless of your reasoning for wanting to join a sorority, once you get in, you are going to need to make some room for the essential clothing articles that every sorority girl needs to have in her closet.

1. Little Black Dress

Being in a sorority means going to date functions and formals, and that means needing to have the perfect collection of little black dresses. Every time formal season rolls around, you may tell yourself that it is finally time to wear a dress with some color to it, but don't be surprised when you resort to your black dress collection more often than not.

2. Frat Tanks

Whether you get them from frat formal or from one of their philanthropy events, wearing your favorite fraternity's frat tank is a great way to be supportive of other Greek organizations and foster strong Panhellenic relationships. And hey, what's better than another tank top to work out in?

3. White Dress

If you are thinking of joining a sorority, make sure you go shopping for the perfect white dress to wear to your initiation ceremony. This is an absolute must have in every sorority girl's closet.

4. Wooly Sweatshirt

The wooly is certainly a sorority fan favorite. It's soft material keeps you warm on cold days and is the go-to sweatshirt to throw on with everything. Definitely worth the price.

5. White Converse

Whether to wear to class, to a round in recruitment, or to a Thursday night mixer, white converse are the cherry on top to the perfect outfit, no matter the occasion. They are both comfortable and cute, and a necessity for every sorority girl.

6. Comfort Color T-Shirts

Their is no greater moment than when the apparel chairs announce that the sorority will be getting comfort color t-shirts for the semester's PR item. This brand matches with just about anything and you are always bound to look super trendy. Don't be surprised when you have to dedicate an entire drawer to your comfort colors collection.

7. Black Leggings

As the semester progresses, the school work is going to increase and the hours of sleep are going to decrease. Therefore, black leggings are going to start becoming more and more essential to your everyday life. You are going to want to take advantage of that extra hour of sleep in the morning rather than taking time to pick out a trendy outfit. Quickly throw on this staple item with your favorite sweatshirt and head out the door. Quick, easy, and you will still look cute.

8. Letters

Every sorority girl owns countless articles of clothing with her chapter's letters on them. It is important that you are proud to be in the sorority that you are in, and there is no better way to show your love for your chapter than by wearing your letters. Whether this is on a t-shirt or a sweatshirt, always rep your letters and wear them with pride.

9. Blue Ripped Jeans

When recruitment season rolls around, every sorority girl needs a pair of ripped blue jeans to wear with the shirt given to her by Panhel. Although the shirt may not be all that stylish, pair it with your trendy ripped jeans to make a great impression on all of the Potential New Members.

10. Baseball Hat

Whether you are having a bad hair day or you just want to represent your letters, having a baseball hat in your wardrobe is a must.

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Thank him for always being someone to talk to, or should I say listen to you, as you babble on about countless little things he has no interest in/desire to talk about. He sits there (blank expression on his face) and nods anyway.

Thank him for always answering the very annoying, yet commonly asked question, "Are you two dating?"


Thank him again after that for the times he does actually pretend to be your boyfriend, so that the creepy boy from your math class will stop asking you out and leave you alone.

Thank him for never judging you for how weird you are or more importantly how much you eat around him, even when it's double what he ate all day.

Thank him for always giving you his brutally honest opinion even if he knows you won't want to hear it. He just wants to see you happy because he knows you deserve it.

Thank him for letting you drag him around shopping and talking about a variety of girly things he probably could have gone his whole life without ever talking about.

Thank him for never caring what you look like and always assuring you that you look good, even on days you're certain your appearance is similar to that of someone who was recently hit by a bus.


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Is it really healthy to share the intimate details of your life experiences with a hundred of your closest friends? Probably not.

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Now don't get me wrong, I hold no judgment for the people who post scandalous thirst traps or selfies of them on the bathroom floor sobbing over their tinder matches that have gone wrong, but this wasn't the content I had in mind when creating my account. Instead, I found an old snapchat video that my best friend took of me mouthing the words to a popular song in the passenger seat of her car on the way home from musical rehearsal. Why this video? Honestly, because I thought that my highlight was glowing.

Little did I know that upon creating this account, I had launched myself into a strange, yet fascinating subculture of teenage interaction. I was existing in a space where discussing serious issues like heartbreak and anxiety was coupled with The Office memes, and screenshots of texts conversations sharing inside jokes between friends. As one user on twitter so eloquently stated, "finsta culture is never talking to someone IRL but knowing they've had three mental breakdowns this week." It was a strange insight into the minds of my classmates, creating a sort of comradery surrounding relatable topics like a difficult assignment or an overwhelming week at work.

However, I saw an equal amount of posts perpetuating High School drama by targeting classmates with not-so-vague posts about their appearance or actions. The toxicity of "subtweeting," or indirectly gossiping about others through social media platforms, allowed people to bully others through the filter of their screens. This behavior is consistent with a recent trend of normalizing being rude online, which is a growing social concern of mine.

To be honest, there were moments where the amount of vulnerability shared by others for hundreds of people to access was alarming. I remember scrolling across a post where a girl I hardly knew told an emotional story about a fight which she had with her mom that turned physical, posting pictures of her injuries. I clicked on the comment section to see thirty one-liners like "Here for you" or "<3," in response. The girl's authenticity was undeniable, and I hope that the post created a community of comfort for people in similar situations.

I would never judge another person for their method of finding closure after traumatic experiences and admire her honesty. But personally, as someone who has struggled with navigating a relationship with an abusive parent, I couldn't imagine being so intimate on this platform. It just felt weird for me to post about personal struggles which I would normally only share with my friends, especially because I feared someone using my vulnerabilities against me in the future. I grew up being taught that everything posted on the internet will follow me forever, and I didn't want my legacy to be defined by my High School finsta posts.

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The photo I posted of my boyfriend and me on my main account.

The photo I posted of my boyfriend and me on my finsta account.

Despite my intentional avoidance of controversial content, I disliked this pressure to be perfect on my rinsta and funny or relatable on my finsta. It got to a point where I hardly ever posted on either purely because I didn't want to contribute to, or contradict, the image that I had cultivated over time. Finally, I decided I would just delete my finsta and try to be more genuine on my main Instagram account. I know now that it's really not that deep, and my social media presence doesn't define who I am or reflect what I am doing with my life. In college, I have bigger priorities which leave me with little time to stress over social media as I did in High School, and honestly, I am much happier now because of it.

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