by Amy Levenson Krumholz | GLF Fashion Editor
Rush is an exciting time!! Each college has their own process but they are all a bit similar. Some colleges take a more “laid back casual” approach, while others are a lot more formal. Some begin in August while others start in the spring. Most colleges have a panalenic website which outlines the process and gives suggestions of what to wear for each day. Make sure that you have all of your recommendations turned in to Panhellenic on time and enjoy the process!
It is important for you and your daughter to keep an open mind. Although you may have been in a Pi Phi at Ole Miss, they may be very different at University of Michigan. It is important that your daughter joins a sorority that most fits her personality.
The outfits that were worn to the senior prom and homecoming may not be suitable for rush. Think of it more as “luncheon dressing” as opposed to short shorts and skin bearing dresses.
Consider involving a third party to take the stress out of what to wear and what is appropriate. It is more important to keep the peace between mother and daughter and receive guidance by someone who dresses people as their profession. The goal is to enjoy the process and to let your daughter SHINE!
The examples I have provided are based on the rush schedule at the University of Texas:
DAY ONE | Open House
Welcome to your first day of rush! This is a packed day full of visiting all of the sorority houses. You will be given a t-shirt and you will wear your favorite pair of shorts and some comfy shoes. Remember to bring your sunscreen!
Earrings – Calypso St. Barths
Rayban – you can give credit to any store in your two preferred malls that carry them
Shorts – Joie you can give credit to any store in your two preferred malls that carry them Neimans does if you can not find others
Bracelet – Julianna LaBlanc
Blue tennis shoe – Bottega Venetta NM
Tory Birch Bag – you can give credit to any store in your two preferred malls that cary them Neimans does if you can not find others
White tennis shoes – Converse you can give credit to any store in your two preferred malls that cary them Nordstrom does
DAY TWO | Philanthropy Day
I can also assist in:
– Shopping for appropriate clothing for classes, parties, and games
– Picking the essential clothing pieces to bring that will fit in limited spaces
– Taking photographs of different outfit combinations not only for daily reference but also to show how each piece can be worn in a multitude of ways
– Serving as mediator between mother and daughter…additional fees may apply 😉
Let’s get this party started! Please contact me to set up an appointment for you, your daughter, or anyone else in your family!