Every year, the Kappas of USC receive an e-mail telling them what to wear for rush week. A copy of the sorority’s rush note fell into the hands of a Stanford student, who posted it to a campus mailing list.
Hey there Kappa…
Not only do we hope that you are having a relaxing summer but we also hope that you are getting excited for rush shopping. We have decided this year to make a specific statement with our rush wardrobes: Klassy Kappa’s who know good style! We are looking for the konfidant, klean-kut, komfortable look that screams how put together we are as Kappa women. After a great deal of research, we have officially decided that the following options will be best for this years rush.
Attached, is a checklist that you can cut off and put in your wallets. This is to avoid any “Oh I forgot’s” or “I was confused” on what to buy….When you attend rush school, we will ! do a thorough check on the items that you have purchased. Please buy as close to the items as possible to help us get that ‘look’ we are striving for . . .
The Outfit: Aqua, Turquoise, Light Pink and Fuscia sleeveless, crew neck cotton shirts and white flowy skirts with Dr. Scholl’s.
Provided: The shirts. We will match your skin color with the shirt we think will go best!
1) Knee Length White Flowy Skirt. No A-lin! e. Think pretty and feminine. Obviously no hoochie skirts that you can buy at Contmepo. And no white denim. Only flowy, cotton/linen/eyelet pretty skirts. This item may be found at Abercrombie, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Club Monaco and French Connection (and at any of their dot-com’s).
2) Dr. Scholl’s Classic Slide. White or Nude. You know, the wooden heal ones. None of the semi-suede stuff that they are selling. Just the wood and leather. We understand that walking on wooden shoes for hours could be painful but we have ! ; tested the shoes out on a long 8 hour day filled with walking, shopping and dancing. We found that our feet only mildly hurt at the end of the day and had no blisters . . .
The note goes on to specify the outfits for House Tour Day and Slide Show Day with information on stores where the items may be purchased.
Notes for everyday:
Nude Undergarments: Nude bras and nude underwear. We prefer Calvin Klein Bra’s and Cosabella G-strings (absolutely NOOOO full butts) but anything cheap will do the job. If you have big boobs, don’t buy a bra that doesn’t fit you. If you have small boobs, stay away from awkward looking push-ups. Just make sure that you have enough G’s for everyday! Try Bloomingdales, Macy’s, or Gap.
Jewelry: Nothing but one pair of Pearl (must be simple) or Diamond (1 kt. max) earrings and your lavaliere. Oh and no watches either.
There’s more on make-up, manicures, scents, lotions, hair care and putting together a “rush box” of grooming essentials.
The Kappas may not be kareful about spelling and punctuation, but they’re certainly konscientious about kreating konformity. Seems a bit krazy to me.