Fashion School, Dress for Success

Well I hope everyone had a good summer, because now it’s back to the daily grind of school (ugh). But I’m a senior this year (finally)! With all the classes, events and maybe even social events students can forget how to manage time and their wardrobe simultaneously. 

Here are six easy tips to dressing like care about your education:

1. DON’T come to class in sweatpants, yoga pants are fine because they at least look like pants, but sweatpants say to the professor or TA that you really don’t care how you look and consequently don’t care about the class. And yes, teachers do notice students who put in effort both in class and how they look. 

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Derek Blasberg Very Classy tramp photo

However, you don’t have to dress up too much, because 

a. It’s uncomfotable to strut around in heels and dress.

b. People will give you weird looks if you strut, you are not Beyonce. 

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If you aren’t giving a presentation or going to an important meeting, dress casually. 

2. Casual and comfy do not mean leggings and an oversized t-shirt or nike shorts and an oversized t-shirt. Once again, you should not go out in pajamas. Unless you are working out immediatly before or after class, and most girls aren’t, wear normal clothes, like real shorts and a t-shirt. Ladies: leggings are not pants. Learn to understand that please. 

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J Crew summer 2011 

3. DON’T wear something you would wear in the club, or anything neon. I don’t want to know what you partied in last night, mainly because it’s a Wednesday morning and no one should be wearing a tight sequined number, with last night’s make-up on at 9 a.m. Also, I don’t want to be blinded by your neon outfit. No one needs to see highlighter yellow at 9 a.m. 

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American Apparel neon tank

4. DO dress like a respectable lady. This means covering everything up that would need to be covered up. Some rules: if you want to wear a short skirt (preferably not neon or sparkly, maybe a daytime fabric like a knit or cotton jersey), cover up your top and vice versa. The main rule is that you should not show your top, legs and back at the exact same time. 

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Jolie and Elizabeth “Upperline” shirtdress

5. Listen to the greats and DON’T overaccessorize. Take off one piece of jewelry before you leave. As in don’t walk out with earrings, a necklace, a bracelet and  set of rings on. Take something off, you are not jewelry magpie, and if you are don’t let anyone know. 

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6. Lastly, check youself before you wreck yourself. This means making sure you have an appropriate amount of make-up on before you leave the house. It should be a natural look in the daytime and a more fun look at night. Beware of the clown face and the two-tone neck. 

Stay tuned next week for NYFW coverage. 

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About annieweldon

Fashion and coffee addict. Media lover. Always a New Orleanian but an avid traveler.
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