Common Campus Fashion Don’ts
I am definitely in the back to school spirit right now. New clothes from over the summer, new haircut, seeing people I haven’t seen in months. It’s great. But you have to dress the part. People are already facing some major fashion uh-ohs.
One of the most important things you can do when it comes to getting dressed in the morning (besides being clean) is checking the weather. The hourly list, not just the current temperature. You need to see when you’ll be out and about and what to wear then. You don’t want to swear pants, a silk shirt with a sweater, you’ll ruin the silk dripping in sweat. You definitely don’t want to wear you’re favorite suede flats or put extra effort into your hair if it’s raining. Not to mention, being sweaty or freezing or rained on prevents you from showing any other emotion like confidence or happiness.
Layering is very important, especially if you live off campus, or your school grounds are really large. Fall is a transition season, between the heat of summer and the cold of winter. So the day can change dramatically within the hour of being in the classroom. Also, the buildings can vary too. Some classrooms will blast the air conditioning and others are so hot, you’d mistake it for a sauna. Layering will give you the options you need to last the day.
Don’t be in a hurry to dress in sweatpants to class. Once you do, it’s hard to keep the streak of looking good as often as possible. Let people know how nice you can look before jumping into your baseball caps and hoodies. Save the lazy dressing days for the morning after a long night or during exams. However, dressing for the gym or a run is an exception. Nothing is more fashionable than taking care of your body!
Written By: Paige Barnett