“Oh my word you look amazing!” My classmate laughed it off and came back with “What like I don’t usually?” She was giving a presentation in class and so was dressed in nice dress slacks and dress shirt with hair and makeup done very nice.
Considering her usual sans-makeup and t-shirt and jeans look, the change was drastic. On the other hand, her partner, also dressed very professionally and nice, got very little comments because she dresses up a little bit more usually anyway.
It got me thinking about the different standards of dress you find on a college campus, especially a community college.
Not only do you have varying ages, but also various cultures and styles as well.
Currently where I am sitting I can see a young man dressed in jeans and hoodie, a young lady in nice khaki dress slacks and an emerald green tank with white jacket, and a young lady in makeup to the max and very nice dress, almost cocktail like. Personally I usually wear a denim skirt with some type of casual shirt (think in between t-shirt and dress shirt) with boots and hair either in a bun or a ball cap.
Some say that it’s just school so dress as comfortably as possible to allow yourself to concentrate on the schoolwork. Other say though that you never know who you may meet and want to impress.
What is your usual dress for “just going to class?” What reaction do you get if you “change it up” like my classmate did for her presentation?