College Closet Essentials



You’re packing for college and you realize it’s time to pack the clothes. You stare aimlessly at your closet and drawers thinking how could I possibly have this many clothes? How am I going to fit this all in my tiny dorm closet? Do I really need that jacket I’ve had since 7th grade? Stop worrying and let’s get down to business, I’ll share with you what you’ll really need in your closet at college, so let’s break it down.


2-3 Business shirts

10-15 Nicer shirts/blouses

3-4 Plain tees

1-2 T-shirts (you will receive plenty at school, trust me)


1 Business style

1 Cocktail

4-6 Casual (Any dresses for sorority rush)


3-4 Leggings (you will be living in these)

3-4 Gym Shorts (you will be living in these, again)

1-2 Skirts (1 business, 1 casual)

3-4 Jeans (1 white, 1 black, 2 denim)

3-4 Shorts


Rain Jacket

1-2 Sweatshirts

1 Nice Jacket (to wear with business clothes)

1 zip-up jacket

2-3 Basic cardigans (black, white, navy)


Rain boots

Tennis shoes

7-8 Normal Shoes (nude heels, brown wedges, black/plain flats, and others)




1-2 Swimsuits

Costume Pieces (for parties, mixers, events, etc)




A reminder when packing for college that you don’t need to take every piece of clothing you own with you to school. You can even leave out of season pieces at home and come pick them up around holiday breaks. Try to only take pieces you know you’ll use and love, that way you have room to buy more things if you choose to do so.

I hope this helped you if you’re getting ready to head off to college and you just don’t know what clothes you should pack. Don’t forget to check out my Ultimate College Packing List so you know everything you’ll need for your dorm room.

If you have more college related questions, e-mail me at [email protected]


A Healthy College Girl’s Grocery List

college girls grocery list


No one wants the freshman 15, but you’re finally off on your own and you’ve been grocery shopping and you have no idea what you should be buying! No worries, because I’ve created the perfect college girl’s grocery list that will keep you healthy and happy at college. It might not be your mom’s infamous spaghetti or lasagna, but it will do with the limited kitchen space and small dorm room.

You can purchase my healthy grocery list for only $0.99 and you’re on your way to eating healthy and staying away from the freshmen 15!

If you liked this, make sure to check out Staying Healthy in College for more tips!

Have more questions about college? Feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] !

Lauren | Simple Southern Belle


The Ultimate College Packing List

the ultimate college packing list

Packing for college, something that should be exciting and sentimental as you prepare for the next phase of your life. However, most times it ends up being stressful and hectic because you have so much to do in so little time!

You’re trying to make sure you don’t forget a single thing without going crazy and you’ve probably looked up thousands of college packing lists, each one containing more and more items.

As an incoming freshman all I wanted was a clean list with all the necessary things that I would need for the year to come. Now as an incoming junior, I have mastered the packing list for college down to a tee. I’ve cut out the unnecessary items and added the essentials and lucky for you I’m going to share that list with you today! I have created an image as well as a word document that should make your college packing a breeze.

It’s a simple as saving the picture to your computer and printing it off at home!

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Interested in the word document? Simply e-mail me at [email protected] and I’ll send it your way!

Don’t forget to check out my other college related posts such as

Dorm Room Shopping 101

Preparing for College

Staying Healthy in College

Don’t forget cute dorm room decor! I’ve started making my own printable designs for you all to simply print out, frame, and hang in your new dorm room! For only $0.99 you can have this adorable Never Grow Up quote to spice up your room! 


Lauren | Simple Southern Belle

11 Things No One Told me About Sorority Recruitment

11 things no one told me about sorority recruitment


Sorority recruitment is right around the corner. Maybe you feel prepared, maybe you’re so nervous you can’t stop thinking about it. Either way I’m here to help you prepare yourself for what is to come. I’ve decided today to share with you all 11 things no one told me about sorority recruitment that would have made all the difference during those long and exciting nights.

1. You’re bound to be dropped by a house you love. No it won’t be the end of the world, and yes you will still find the house you belong in. Try not to get too upset because there are plenty of other girls out there waiting to talk to you and get to know you!
2. Be nice to those girls in your recruitment group. Some will end up your sisters and others you’ll see all the time. Having these friends will make recruitment week more fun and less stressful, you’ll have girls to plan outfits with and hang out during the weeks prior to recruitment. Make friends now and you’ll be set for years to come.
3. Plan your outfits ahead of time. It can be stressful, but with all of your outfits planned you won’t have to think twice about what shoes to wear with what dress and so on the night of recruitment. Read my articles about what to wear during sorority recruitment week to help you brainstorm ideas!
4. Read my sorority rush week essentials so you’ll know exactly what to put in your purse during this week! It will save you a lot of time and effort.
5. Research the sororities before recruitment so you have a little background on each and you can focus on deeper questions plus you’ll look more interested if you already know more about them. Check their websites, instagram, tumblr, Facebook, and more!
6. Break in your new heels and flats! No one wants be uncomfortable the entire recruitment night. Trust blisters are no fun either!
7. Don’t forget to eat!!! You don’t want to pass out during one of the parties or feel sick when talking to the house you love the most!
8. Eye contact. If you want to stand  out make eye contact with everyone you talk to. It makes other feel important and you’ll be focusing on the conversation and not other things.
9. Don’t mention boys, alcohol, or partying!
10. Don’t act like someone you’re not. You don’t want to be a part of an organization of people you have to pretend to be like. You won’t have fun and you’ll be too stressed out all of the time
11. Take advantage of your Sorority Recruitment Counselors, they are there to help you and they have a lot of information and knowledge to help you make your decision.
I hope that these 11 things no one told me about sorority recruitment help you to prepare yourself and put yourself out there during recruitment week. I wish you all the best of luck during your recruitment week!
Have more questions about sorority recruitment in general? Feel free to e-mail me at [email protected]
Lauren | Simple Southern Belle