College: What do I Wear?

Going from possibly wearing uniforms in high school to having to choose what to wear in college can take you for a loop. I had to wear uniforms for my entire four years of high school. Waking up every morning knowing exactly what I had to wear saved me a lot of time and effort. However, I was not able to express my individuality and creativity. Well, I could have but it was very difficult being restricted. When I started college, I realized that it was a whole new ball game, and it would be all up to me.

Being restricted and having to obey a dress code in high school made me judge everything that I would put on. Listening to “your skirt is too short,” “you cannot wear open-toe or open-heel shoes,” and “your pants are the wrong color” has made me re-evaluate the decisions I make on what to wear to class. After coming out of the restriction zone, during my first few weeks of college, I questioned everything I would take out to wear. Eventually, I came to the conclusions that it was not so much of what should I wear, but what should I not wear. After drilling this concept into my brain, I came up with a list of things that I would not wear to class and special events. I am going to give you my opinion, but remember that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion.

Don’t wear pajamas. I believe that they are only to sleep in. Wearing pajamas to class gives off a vibe that you do not care and do not want to be there; even if it is just that you woke up late.

Don’t wear clothes that are revealing. By this I mean clothes that are see through. Wearing these types of clothes will bring a lot of attention to you, not that it is something you do not want to have, but this type of attention is negative. Also, do not wear clothes that do not cover up the most important parts of your body.

On the bright side, here are things to ear to class. I usually wear a t-shirt and blue jeans at least, just so my professor know I did not just hop out of the bed and come straight to class. On my good days I will put on a nice top to actually look presentable and decent.

If you have to present something in class, please be sure to dress accordingly, such as at least wearing business casual attire. Basically, this means not wearing blue jeans or tennis shoes. Wearing business casual attire also goes for when attending a special event. This event could be an interview, attending a conference, etc. Females, be reminded of the length of skirts, skorts, and dresses that you decide to wear.

What do you wear to class? Do you have a list of things that you do not wear to class?

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Chekaylah Bradley

Chekaylah Bradley

Chekaylah Bradley is a college freshman and attends Troy University double majoring in Graphic Design and Spanish. She loves being natural and has been natural for 5 years. Her hobbies include photography, experimenting with her hair, and anything that deals with art. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @che_kaykay and be sure to add her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chekaylah

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