For many new sorors, the first paraphernalia you are given to represent your new sorority is a shapeless and generic men’s cut t-shirt. You will have plenty of chances throughout the years to fill your wardrobe with sorority shirts that actually fit your personality, but until then, you can still wear your boxy tee in a few different ways that let your style shine.
Here are seven ways you can style a generic sorority t-shirt to give your outfit more personality and life.
Whatever color the tee comes in, embrace it. Head to toe, a monochromatic look is trendy and will make your tee look like it is part of a well-coordinated outfit. When putting together a monochromatic outfit, don’t get fixated on matching the exact colors and fabrics. Mixing it up, even throwing in a pattern, can give your look more dimension. Keep the colors in the same tone family, and you can make your t-shirt look fly.
Tees are the base of athletic attire. Pair your sorority tee with some leggings, joggers, or shorts, put your hair in a sporty updo, and finish off the look with some sneakers. An athletic jacket can be easily added on top if you need some layering. As an added bonus, this look will not only be attractive, it will be comfortable, too.
Love the crop top look but don’t want to commit an entire tee to the cause? You can create a faux crop. The internet has multiple hacks to help you get the desired look without cutting any fabric or sewing a single stitch. Essentially, you will want to tuck the shirt up underneath itself to the desired length, and then in the back, you will twist the fabric and tuck it underneath your bra. If you are committed to the faux crop life, you can buy bands that go underneath any t-shirt to tuck the bottom half of your shirt in.
Pick a color that will compliment your sorority tee, and then add pops of that color throughout the rest of your outfit. You can add the color through jewelry, footwear, patches on your pants, hair accessories, nail color, make-up, or all of the above.
Dress It Up.
Tees are just the launching point; you can really dress up a tee to create a more sophisticated look. Coupling your sorority t-shirt with a skirt will instantly elevate your look. Depending on the look you’re trying to accomplish, you could do a casual denim or leather skirt or even a longer, flowy skirt. With your tee and a skirt, you can dress it up even more with heels or keep it classy casual with some sneakers or flats. Wearing your tee with a blazer is another option to give your tee a more chic appearance. Own a pantsuit? Try wearing your sorority t-shirt with it.
Dress It Down.
Embracing the cozy, you can dress down the tee for a more easygoing look. Depending on the weather, a tee worn with bike shorts, leggings, or sweats can look cute and comfy at the same time. Don’t forget your slip-on sandals or comfortable boots to make sure you are snug from head to toe.
Pair It with Statement Pieces.
Style your tee with other statement pieces from your wardrobe to really make it stand out. Some statement pieces you could consider might include:
- Wide-legged pants
- Heavily flared pants
- A denim jacket
- A leather jacket
- Leather pants
- Pants with a bold (but complementary) pattern
- Metallic pants
- Bold shoes
- Statement jewelry
Wearing your sorority paraphernalia ties you to your sisterhood. It lets everyone know that you are part of something bigger than yourself. When you wear your sorority shirts, you are linking yourself to over a century of sisterhood and service.
While you are donning your Greek letters, you should feel pride in your organization, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice feeling beautiful, too. If these styling tips aren’t cutting it, you can find alternative t-shirts, tunics, accessories, and more that rep your organization while still letting your personality shine through.
At LNO Greek, we create apparel for Delta Sigma Theta and other Divine Nine sororities (including custom bomber jackets), so no matter which sisterhood you belong to, we have something for you.