Saturday, February 9, 2008

Sorority Girls Today

My daughter's went to visit their cousin for little siblings weekend at Michigan State University. My niece told my daughter B that she dressed like all the sorority girls. Being a sorority girl from the1980's where I wore kelly green pants, kelly green and blue duck boot(see Tickled Pink & Green) , a frog belt and matching headband, and a monogrammed navy blue sweater with turtleneck that had frogs all over it ( I remember this outfit like it was yesterday) and I also thought I looked great! I have a hard time imagining that what my daughter wears (thought it was just Ann Arbor thing) is the attire today. Get ready all you preppy girls for your hearts to break! 1. Ugg boots
2. North Face Jacket (fleece) --one daughter is pink (above) the other is light olive green.
3. Leggings or skinny jeans
4. Headband that does not hold your hair back, it just sits on your head.
Please confirm this Canadian Preppy, Red & White Preppy or Nautical by Nature or others that are in the college scene. Maybe it is just in the north or I guess I am just out-of-it.

13 comments:

Red and White Preppy said...

This is very much the sorority-girl style now. I'm not a fan because I am fairly skinny already and don't like emphasizing it with a pair of thinning jeans. The Uggs have never looked good on me either. I was never in a sorority, but I was frequently told that I dressed like one.
I dress a little differently during the day when I teach, but my going-out outfit on Friday night was an RL button-down, James jeans (boot-cut style), pearl earrings, and crocodile heels. That's a frequent trend of the sorority girls around here...
Is your daughter wearing designer jeans (as in the $150-$200 range a la Citizens of Humanity/Seven jeans style)? Look out when that happens :)

linda said...

That's the popular girls look where we are(a New York suburb) all the middle school and high school girls wear this- it's like a uniform.

CndPreppy said...

I love the description of your favourite outfit from your college days!

My school is known for having a lot of well-off city kids. The typical female 'uniform' would be
ugg boots, lululemon sweatpants (if you don't know these are, they are basically expensive black legging type pants), and tiffany bracelet. Also walking around campus you see a lot of designer purses (mostly COACH and LV) and Burberry scarves. Also there are lots of popped collars and the occasional longchamp tote. I'm not in a sorority (there are only a few on campus) but I know a few girls and they mostly where was everyone else whereas but maybe taking to the next level. I don't know why but north face is not popular at all here.

Kate said...

This is the sorority uniform at my school too. Almost every girl I see has a black North Face jacket! I do not think Uggs are preppy at all! Blair from Gossip Girl often wears her headbands with hair hanging in front and I think 1. it looks bad 2. if defeats the purpose!

Kate said...

My parents house is right near UCONN - this is definitely the thing:) It's not THAT different than when I was in college, but I think we had more Vera Bradley going than I notice on these girls. Plus, Uggs were not that popular yet. But definitely North Face, LV, lots of Burberry, pearl studs, Tiffany bracelets, etc.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I was in a sorority in the south but am now a chapter advisor here in upstate NY. I am still continually shocked by what these girls wear. They are always always in either jeans or sweatpants with Uggs (which I do admit to wearing when I walk the dog at night bc they are the only things that keep my toes from freezing!) and Northface fleece jackets. I have never been to the house (and I am often there sevearl times each week) without them commenting to me on some sort of pretty aspect to my outfit. When I was in school (granted it was the South and 10 years ago) everyone wore cute, pretty clothes. JCrew was pretty much the standard every day attire. And of course we worse skirts and dresses to games. It is just way way more casual (or sloppy is more what I like to call it) up here. Even when we have formal events these girls dress way to casual in my opinion. But they all dress this way so I am trying to be less judgemental. Instead I just blog how I don't get it! :)

Lauren said...

This seems to be the sorority look where I am from - Uggs, North Face, jeans, etc. I have to say, when I am on campus I definitely feel old. I like to wear jeans, clogs, turtlenecks, collared shirts, etc. Kind of preppy casual. I am a mid 20's graduate student, and there is definitely an age gap between myself and the younger girls.

Maggie said...

Today's look is what I'd describe as celebroskank. Seems like they want to look like Paris Hilton/Ashley twins. Ugh (ugg!). My son and friends look great--khaki, vineyard vines shirts--but I can't quite say the same for their girlfriends.

The Mrs. said...

I am so glad to know what the style is now!!! In my day we were soooooo much more formal!!!!

mleegirl42 said...

I'm in a sorority at William and Mary and It really depends on what sorority you are in. My sorority has a lot of Lily Pulitzer, vinyard vines, polo, lacoste, and pearls. Like Lily is practically the uniform for recruitment. And almost ever sorority girl sports a Vera Bradley tote to class. But some other sororities have a more "city chic" look: skinny jeans lots of bohemian looking scarves, intricate designed shirts(like crocheted inserts and vivid patterns), with ballet shoes or riding boots. It really depends what the "personality" of the sorority is. But I've also been told that William and Mary is unique as far as how nice everyone dresses.

mleegirl42 said...

Oh and a BUNCH of my sisters work at J. Crew. If you were to take a survey of what everyone was wearing any given day at least half of it would be from J Crew.

Pamela said...

I use to not be a fan of Vera Bradley. When I first saw these bags being used by women in NYC including my sister (a former New Yorker), I didn't really care too much, but all of a sudden things began to change.

I am an artist at heart and I love the whole eclectic/bohemian trend. Looking at the current patterns of the Vera Bradley bags, I think they absolutely have the potential to be more then your average "preppy", "sorority", and even "grandmother" bag. I am now an owner of a Vera Bradley bag(java blue) and want to purchase another one(cambridge)and want to take this trend into the next level(let's say the boho chic, artist, eccentric, liberal types). I'm sure they are around carrying these bags but let's see what happens next.

Worthington said...

I went to Randolph-Macon College but grew up where Washington & Lee University is. Vera Bradley, Se7en jeans, Uggs, designer purses (Coach, Chanel, etc), J.Crew EVERYTHING, hair ribbons, pink and green everything, loafer/moccasins, Lily Pulitzer dresses for the horse races, personalized silver monogrammed flasks for girls with ribbon trim, ribbon belts, D-ring belts in colorful shades, pearls (huge fake ones to lovely real ones, mixed up together or alone), Vineyard Vines, Ralph Lauren Polo, Lacoste, Longchamp, Northface -- all big trends.