After months of planning for your chapter’s composite photo the shoot is just days away. Now it’s time to make a very important decision, what are you going to wear? The best advice to give is to keep it simple. There is no need to over think your outfit. Also, keep in mind that like video calls only your top will be visible so what you wear on your lower half doesn’t matter.

The best thing you can do is to keep your outfit simple along with your accessories. Keep in mind that when your chapter gets their final composite your picture will be small and packed in with everyone else’s. That fun printed top looks super cute but can cause the composite to look cluttered. For this photo keep the patterns and designs in the closet. Instead stick with solid colors. Wearing a top in a shade that compliments your skin tone is always the best way to go. Or pick a color that will make your eyes pop, that will really make your picture stand out amongst the others. These tricks will guarantee you a flattering composite picture that you will love for years to come. This is also a great opportunity to coordinate with your fellow members. Come together and pick a color for everyone to wear for matching photos. If you want to show some pride for your organization, plan for everyone to wear the color that is associated with your sorority or fraternity. Coordinating with your fellow members will also make for a great bonding experience and a lovely way to show unity in your composite photo when it’s hanging in the chapter house. For any occasion the best rule of thumb is when in doubt wear black. There is no need to stress about what to wear. You can never go wrong with a black top for a semi-formal photo.

Another outfit faux pas to try and avoid is wearing a trendy style. This might sound a little weird because let’s be real, we all want to look trendy and cute all the time but, just hear me out. Right now you may love your picture with your trendy top you just bought for this photo but, how are you going to feel when seeing the photo year after year on your parent’s wall in the living room? Wearing something in a timeless and classic style is the best way to keep your photo from looking dated. Trends will fade but your mother’s photo collection of you will last for a lifetime. Which brings me to the most important advice when it comes to any photo your parents will see. Always dress up a little, fix your hair, and sit up straight. There is no need to dress super fancy but, whatever you do, don’t wear an old t-shirt especially if you know your parents plan on buying photos. Your parents will never let you live it down if you didn’t dress up enough.

For a fraternity composite keep it simple with a jacket, button down, and tie. If you want to go a little more casual, lose the jacket. Even a nice buttoned up, polo, or a sweater will work. For the sorority composite a simple blouse, sweater or dress will work perfectly. Lastly, the most important accessories to wear for your composite photo is a beautiful smile and a happy face.
Sorority composite outfit
Fraternity composite outfit