We’ve all had it happen. For some of us, it happens every day. Unfortunately, at college, you can’t say anything; you just have to shake your head and tell your friends never to let you walk out of your dorm looking like that. But that image remains burned in your brain for the rest of the day.
I am here to share with you the Dos and Don’ts of everyday fashion. These are things that every college student should think about while getting dressed in the morning before class.
Granted, not all college students have the burning desire to dress nice or even look presentable for class. But there are ways to dress comfortably and still look like something other than a mess.
For girls, sweatpants are sloppy and make you look like you just don’t care how you look. Yoga pants, however, are a nice alternative. They go with everything and can be dressed up or down.
Dressing them up is simple. Combine a cute top and a nice pair of flats and you have a comfy, stylish look.
The only way you can really go wrong with yoga pants is if you try to pull off dark blues and browns with the black pants. All those dark colors combined make you look like a bruise; a very unfashionable bruise that is.
On the guy’s side, I find that it doesn’t matter how cold it is, guys will wear shorts. And that is fine as long as you are not trying to pull off the gym shorts with a nicer shirt.
Pick one: either wear the sporty shorts with a T-shirt or wear a pair of cargo shorts and your nice shirt.
When the time comes for you guys to put the shorts away, it’d be nice to see some jeans. But I don’t think giving up the sweatpants is even a possibility when it comes to men’s fashion.
The last piece of advice I’m going to leave you with is not to over-accessorize. You do not have to wear every piece of nice jewelry you own every day. Be smart: if your favorite necklace does not work with the outfit then leave it home.
That is all the advice I have for now. Don’t be the one that people talk about all day because of what you are wearing. Take five minutes and let your fashion instinct guide you.
Taylor Hassa may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org