Fashion advice for the grown-up: Ladies…
Don’t wear your pajamas to class, ever. While you may think they are super comfortable, they are made for private not public. Besides, do you really think that cute girl/boy in your class is going to be charmed by your smurf bottoms?
Don’t go to class looking like you are on your way to the clubs.
Ladies: cleavage, heels and a full face of makeup may do wonders for you at the bar but they are not appropriate for class, especially if getting dolled up makes you late for class. You will make enemies, not friends.
Leggings are not pants. Jeans are pants and now they have this really wonderful invention called jeggings, which are jeans with all the comfort of leggings, so please wear those instead. Please.
For those of you who are still insistent on wearing leggings, please make sure they are thick enough that people cannot see through them and avoid leggings that give you a droopy bum and elephant knees. Better yet, wear them with a long tunic or under a dress.
“I wish I had invented blue jeans.
They have expression, modesty, sex
appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in
my clothes.” —Yves Saint Laurent,
French fashion designer (1936-2008)
Wear Uggs and Lululemon pants, but know that they have a time and place.
Wear your Uggs to the drafty Laurier library to keep warm, to 8:30 am and 7 pm classes to keep warm on your walks.
Don’t wear them to interviews or on dates. Remember Ugg is considered by most to be a short form for ugly.
Do wear your Lululemons to the gym, the library during paper and exam season and at home lounging about. Don’t consider them a jeans replacement – they aren’t.
Remember that people are visual creatures. We draw our first impressions of people within the first thirty seconds, so what you wear matters.
Regardless of what your style may be, most fashion crimes have to do with fit. Fit matters.
The only thing uglier than a Hawaiian shirt is one that is too big or too small.
This is an exciting times to meet new people and have new experiences, so follow this advice, put your best self forward and enjoy.