May 6, 2011

Alpha Phi Fashion

Since we, as Alpha Phi women, are proud of the organization we represent, it can be fun to find different ways to embody our brand through clothing and accessories.

It is important, especially when shopping online, to make sure that the vendor you order from is licensed. If you’re ever in question, check with Alpha Phi’s list of licensed vendors here, or contact to find out how to get a specific vendor licensed.

Here are a few ideas for showing your Alpha Phi pride. You can be sure that the timeless tradition of Alpha Phi will never go out of style with these products!

  • Lettered t-shirts are a great way to show sorority pride, but in upstate New York, we rarely see t-shirt weather, with temperatures dropping down to 30 below on most winter days. As an alternative, our chapter designs custom Alpha Phi jackets sold through a licensed vendor. This Bordeaux windbreaker has silver Alpha Phi letters on the back, with each individual sisters’ name stitched on her left side right above her heart, with our chapter’s Greek letters on one sleeve, and the year of our initiation on the other.


  • Alpha Phi “Damask” Fabric Tote: Not only is this black bag large enough to carry all of your grad school books or your laptop, it also has an irresistibly cute lining, in a color that will match anything you wear. The Greek letters for Alpha Phi are stitched on the front of the bag in your choice of color, so you can show your love in style. Price is $36.00. Available from Marilyn’s Keepsakes (Created by A Greek Concept).

  • Standard Lavaliere - A lavaliere is the age-old, traditional way of showing support for your organization. This sterling silver charm can be attached to a chain of your choosing, and it’s small enough and subtle enough to be worn on a daily basis. Price is $16. Available from AlphaPhiStore.Com.

  • Alpha Phi “Peace & Love” Tank- What college student doesn’t love the fun, custom t-shirts of graphic designer Adam Block? These t-shirts are unique, modern and attention-grabbing. All of the styles in his gallery are available for customization. This site is great for bulk ordering, like Bid Day or Recruitment shirts. Contact designer for price. Available from Adam Block Designs.

  • Alpha Phi Folded Note Cards in Tic Tac Dots Style- These note cards are a perfect gift for a graduating senior. The packaging is lovely, as is the design inside. These cards are sure to leave an impression on anyone you send them to, whether a heartfelt note, a simple thank you, or just to say “Congrats!” Price is $10.95 for 10. Available from Almost Demure.

  • Pink Alpha Phi Flip Flop- These bright colored flip flops are the perfect way to step into summer. These flip flops, which are also available in black and brown, have the Alpha Phi symbol on the top, with “friendship, family, commitment, community, sisterhood” written on the sole of the shoe. Can you think of a more perfect way to say hello to summer? Price is $29.99. Available from La Michele.

Also, Alpha Phi is a recent winner of Lilly Pullitzer’s Greek Chic contest. Pretty soon, Alpha Phis everywhere will have a chance to combine their love of their sorority with designer style. You can find details on their Facebook page.

Whatever your personal style, remember that you can stay true to yourself, wearing Alpha Phi letters and insignia with pride. Whether you’re a collegian or an Alpha Phi alumna, there are endless possibilities: stitch “a.o.e.” on the inside of a cardigan so that you always remember that your sisters are in your heart; purchase an Alpha Phi make-up bag to travel with you wherever you go; sleep in your letters, even if you graduated twenty years ago; remember where you came from and how wonderful it felt the first time you slipped in to your bid day shirt; and always stay true to who you are as a woman and as an Alpha Phi.

Chelle Haynes is a member of the Theta Psi chapter (SUNY Plattsburgh).

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