Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Back to School Cool

So its the first day of my last semester of college. So, in honor of this special occasion I am determined to kill it with my 'back to school outfit'. Let's face it you got to look your best when you're coming back into the classroom full of people you haven't seen since last break or summer vacation. Whether you're just going back to school today, or want to know how to work it in general in the academic world.

So here are my 10 Commandments for back to school wear (for some of you this is way late but cut me some slack people!):

  1. Thou Shalt Work It - Enough said

  2. Thou Shalt not Wear the Same thing as Someone Else - This is the cardinal sin of school fashion and fashion in general. If this happens to you, find a jacket or get creative and start cutting pantlegs off.

  3. Thou Shalt Pop a Tag - This just means wear something new. Wear two things new even. Just don't go too overboard with new stuff. You don't want to show all your cool new things as soon as you get them. Mix and match it with something old to ensure longevity of coolness.

  4. Thou Shalt Look Smart - You are going to school, look like it. If you look smart, you feel smart, and therefore are smart. It's a great way to fool the teachers too.

  5. Thou Shalt Be on Time - I know you want to look perfect, but make sure you are on time to class. It doesn't matter what you put on if you sweat to death running to get to class on time. To be safe pick out your outfit the night before and do not change it in the morning.

  6. Thou Shalt Smile - Always the best accessory even if you know there is lots of homework ahead. You haven't seen these people in a while, show them you missed them.

  7. Thou Shalt not get Dirty - Try your best not to get the apparel dirty. Particularly if it's new.

  8. Thou Shalt not Over do It - Less is always more, particularly when going to class. You are going to learn not walk in NYC Fashion week. No need to get avant garde just keep it classy (get my pun?)

  9. Thou Shalt use a Good Bag - For carrying those books, you have to have a bag that fits the look- most all of your looks. Pick a bookbag, briefcase, laptop bag or large tote you wouldn't mind putting on with 70-75% of your wardrobe.

  10. Back to School Hair - You may not have had the money for some new digs but a fresh hair cut can make a world of difference. My first day of high school I had the best outfit picked out but the humidity completely ruined my hair. Not cool.


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