How to Make Your Sorority Sisters Think You're Having the Summer of Your Life

If we're being honest with ourselves, summer in college is kinda lame. Everyone goes their separate ways, everyone works all the time, and there's no time for real fun. If you honestly think that summer is more fun than when college is in session then you're probably going to the wrong college. Still, you can't let your social media game die. Even if you're slaving away in the library or sitting in a cold office, don't let your friends think you are miserable. Here are a few ways to spice up the gram during the summer without breaking the bank. This will make you look like the coolest girl in your pledge class!

Fun in the sun.... or at Walmart. 

Who needs to go to the actual beach when you can save time, money, and effort with a quick trip to Walmart. Throw on your favorite sorority tank top over a swimsuit, grab some sunnies, and hit the outdoor section. Find a colorful lounge chair, dump out a bag of sand (probably found in the auto department) and say cheese!! If you want to make it extra convincing, hold lemonade and swipe on some extra blush for a sun kissed glow! Beware: a manager might question what in the world you are doing but say "It's summertime pal" and invite him/her to pull up a chair. Completely normal. 

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No friends to rage with? No problem!

We've all seen the Insta stories with friends clinking glasses captioned "cheers to my gals"! Make some colorful drinks, pour them into pretty cups, and maybe even get some little umbrellas if you're feelin extra fancy. If you're going to fake a cheers, make sure you paint your nails a different color on each hand! That's a dead give away. If your sorority sisters aren't around to grab a drink with, no worries. More for you!

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Night on the town? No thanks!

Have you spent the last 4 weekends watching Parks and Rec over and over and over? People may start to judge you... but not if they don't know! Fake a night out on the town and still get in bed by 9:30. Leave on the sweats, find a cute top, some eyeliner, bright lipstick, and take a selfie. Then wash your face, put on that old semi formal tshirt, and snuggle in bed. Netflix away! Laughing with Leslie Knope is way more fun than making small talk with randos at a bar anyway. 

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Spa? Nah!

There's nothing as boujee as a day at the spa. Spending a whole day getting pampered, relaxing, and ignoring responsibilities is as good as it gets. Too bad spas cost money. Like, a lot of money. Even if you don't get to enjoy the rejuvination of an actual spa day, you can reap the social benefits of one. Make your friends think you're having a spa day and they'll assume you're having a super posh summer (which you probably aren't, but that's okay). Fake it til you make it, am I right?

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Take a fake-cation... get it?

This is a toughie, so you have to be strategic about it. Want to be in Chicago? Photo shopping yourself into a picture with the bean is a no-go. Instead, be vague. Think.... Chicago has ice cream cones, and so does your home town. A selfie in front of some pretty brick? Safe. Plain white wall? Safe. Eating a burger? Safe! You don't have to go all out to take a fake-cation. All you have to do is tag your selfie where you want to be, and you're instantly having more fun. Well, at least that's what other people think!

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Explore the outdoors... or your backyard

Need an artsy, adventurous selfie for your feed? Take your dog outside and snap a few pics! If you don't have a dog, you should borrow one... unless you're really good with photoshop, which you probably aren't. Nobody will question a picture with a fluffy doggo in it. Make sure there's some greenery and a few trees and you're set. Caption it something like "neature" and people will think you're too tired from all the exploring to think of anything better. The lamer the caption, the more convincing this post will be. Neature Neature Neature!!!

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Days by the pool ...or minutes in the pool of your own sweat

Pool and summertime go together like peanut butter and jelly. You can get a tan and relax. But what isn't advertised as often is how sweaty and hot it gets. It's all fun and games until you're 30 minutes in and about to have a heat stroke... that's the part that's rough. SO even if you only stay outside for 10 minutes to get that picture that you can caption "hot dogs or legs??" it's okay. It will look like you are a sun goddess who is bronzed and amazing. 

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Be a hipster... but just at your closest Starbucks 

Nothing screams "I am cooler than you" than pictures of intricate coffee. Go to your local Starbucks, grab yourself that caramel machiatto, make sure the lighting is just right and snap up a picture. You're probably already a gold member so no reason to actually go to a hipster cafre. Next, tag yourself in Portland or Seattle, or go all out and say Costa Rica. You can even make it look like you picked the coffee beans. Anybody brave enough to post a picture of their coffee already looks cool af. 

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Summer in college sucks, there's no way around it. That's no reason to look lame on social media! Social media was pretty much invented to make us look cooler than we are anyway, so might as well take advantage of it! Use a few of these tips and everyone will think you're having the summer of your life!

 

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