Recruitment Wardrobe: Texas Tech University
August 12, 2014-
Period I: Sunday or Monday
What it says: Texas Tech T-shirt, Shorts and Comfortable Shoes
What it means: Unlike previous years, you’ll only spend one day in this outfit. It will be H-O-T hot during Tech’s recruitment week, so make sure you pick a breathable Tech t-shirt. It’s also important to take into account the sheer size of Texas Tech’s campus—read: walking, walking and more walking. Cute sandals will do the job today, but if they’re not suitable for long distances, bring a spare pair—you’re welcome to bring totes or backpacks (you’re not allowed to bring them into houses, so they won’t need to match your outfit) to store any shoes, snacks, cosmetics or other necessities…like deodorant!
Period II: Tuesday
What it says: Sundress or Skirt, Flats or Wedges
What it means: Exactly what it says! Still expect tons of walking, so make use of the tote or backpack you’re permitted to carry around from house to house. If you feel like rocking wedges instead of dressy flats, do it but don’t forget your spare walking pair. We promise you won’t be docked any cool points for not advancing to heels on day 2 either!
Period III: Wednesday
What it says: Church attire – Dresses or Skirts – Heels, Wedges or Flats
What it means: Slightly more dressy than yesterday, so take it up a notch with some nice accessories and heeled shoes. Flats are still an option today, but most girls will be wearing heeled shoes. Steer clear of too-high heels, and make sure your dress isn’t showing too much skin—although sleeveless is definitely okay!
1. H&M Patterned Dress
2. Franco Sarto Tish Wedge Sandal
3. Urban Outfitters Druzy Stone Earring
4. Jessica Simpson Miriah Wedge Sandal
5. Kendra Scott Pave Oval Bib Necklace
6. Francesca’s La Mora Textured Dress
What it says: Cocktail Attire & Heels – Does not have to be black.
What it means: Even though cotton would be ideal in the Texas heat, it’s time to turn to dressier fabrics like silk and lace. Let an ornate dress speak for itself, and pair it with classic heels and minimal accessories, or choose a neutral palette—like an LBD—and take it to the next level with an ornate statement necklace or some colored pumps.
1. Steve Madden Stacey Ankle-Strap Heel
2. Warehouse Crochet Lace Pencil Dress
3. Kate Spade Sunrise Cluster Chandelier Earrings
4. Fiona Paxton Edith Necklace
5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Solace Ruffle Sleeve Dress
6. Qupid Potion-112 Pump
7. Kate Spade Sailor’s Knot Studs
8. Frock and Frill Embellished Skater Dress
9. BCBG Paris Jaze Metallic d’Orsay Pump
Bid Day: Friday
What it says: Shorts and a T-shirt. You will be given a bid day shirt when you arrive.
What it means: Each sorority has different bid day activities planned, so we’d err on the side of comfort here. Shorts are a no-brainer because it’s hot, but feel free to wear cute tennis shoes—not your daily gym pair—gladiators or flats. Congrats on a successful recruitment!
Crop It ‘Cause It’s Hot
June 4, 2014-
As the summer months start to roll in, so does the summer heat. One of the best trends to stay cool is the crop top. Easily paired with shorts, skirts, jeans, and dresses, they are stylish, flirty, and fun! Check out some of our favorites below:
Forever 21 Racerfront Crop Top
Francesca’s Quinn Jacquard Crop Top
Forever 21 Fond of Folk Woven Top
Make Him a Southern Gentleman
May 13, 2014-
Started by a cash-strapped southern gentleman with a penchant for bow ties and gingham, Dallas-based clothing line The Southern Gentleman is the answer for your guy’s “affordable t-shirt” style excuse. The Summer 2014 collection has just been released, and features affordable sport shirts and bowties that are perfect for the summer wedding season. There are also plenty of hats and other fun accessories all adorned with The Southern Gentleman’s signature blue elephant logo.
Shop The Southern Gentleman online at TheSouthernGentleman.com.
Wild for Watches
May 12, 2014-
What is colorful, ticks, and is your must-have spring accessory? Michael Kors’ new color face watches! Whether you like to be pretty in pink or bubbly in blue, Michael Kors has made a design for you. These watches are great because they add something more to your outfit than just the typically gold or silver accessory. Match these watches to your outfit or make them your statement piece of the night!
1. “Channing” Turquoise Dial Goldtone 3-Hand Watch
2. Bailey Chronograph Watch
3. Petite Lexington Purple Dial Rose Goldtone Watch
4. Oversize Gunmetal Stainless Steel Runway Chronograph Watch
A Spring Staple
May 9, 2014-
Maxi skirts are the perfect spring staple. They’re comfortable, trendy and work on any body type!
1. Rock this tie-dye version by Karen Zane—literally—at music festivals and concerts all summer long for a fun and flirty look. Karen Kane Tie Dye Maxi, $108
2. For an easy spring brunch look, pair a classic denim top with a colorful bottom like this one from Anthropologie. Firefleur Maxi Skirt, $168
3. This playful maxi from Asos can be worn to a nice dinner, or even a formal with the right accessories. Premium Column Maxi Skirt, $100.03
Willie’s Grill & Icehouse
May 8, 2014-
Anything with “ice” in its name sounds intriguing as we approach summer, but College Station’s latest hotspot, Willie’s Grill & Icehouse, would be a worth a visit regardless. Located on University, the Willie’s hybrid is “part counter service-part wait staff.” The menu is packed with tasty bites like juicy burgers, seafood and wings—try the garlic parmesan boneless bites! If you’re looking for a new place to grab drinks with friends, definitely add Willie’s to your spring/summer rotation!
Spring Style: What to Wear on Campus
May 7, 2014-
With the weather warming up, spring style is in full bloom. Hotter temperatures have the potential to bring the best styles to campus, however girls and fashionistas alike are plagued by the never-ending epidemic of t-shirts and gym shorts.
How can you dress with style and still be relaxed in the hot days of spring and summer? Here are some campus-worthy looks that can help you stay cool while still looking your best!
Girls and Pearls
April 23, 2014-
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There’s no doubt that pearls are always on the “In” list in the South, but this spring, they are covering the pages of fashion magazines! Check out some of our favorite pearl pieces to add to your collection:
Kate Spade Seaport Pearl Studs
Dogeared ‘Pearls of…’ Boxed Necklace
Kara Marie Enchanted Siren Bracelet
High Waisted for High Temps
April 22, 2014-
When the temperature rises in West Texas, the waistline of everyone’s jean shorts follows. While this item came into trend last season, it is back in full force for this year! From fringe, to dark denim, to added patterns, a pair of high-waisted shorts is a must-have for your closet! Find your favorite pair at TC Elli’s or shoptcellis.com.
The Bears Are Wearing…
April 21, 2014-
Spring has sprung on campus, and you can tell! Recovering from winter, color and soft silhouettes are popping up everywhere with no scarves or winter gear in sight.
To see more Baylor street style, check out Buttoned Bears, a blog dedicated to students’ street style on campus!
April 18, 2014-
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Alexander Wang Spring 2014
Last month’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar featured “the blue button down” on its list of 10 Spring Must-Haves, and we are more than inclined to agree! Here are some shirts we found to help you stay on top of the trend:
J. Crew Jeweled Peter Pan Oxford Boy Shirt in Blue
Forever 21 Essential Striped Button Down
Old Navy Oxford Shirt in New Blue
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