By Shelby Copeland
Ever wondered what it is that makes someone the “It” girl? She walks with confidence in everything that she does, says and wears compliment her. Now, imagine her having a 9 a.m. organic chemistry exam…how does she look now?
After the first week of school, it seems as if girls slowly lose their motivation to dress up for class. Especially in the winter months, going to class hardly seems like a good excuse to wear your favorite outfit.
“During the week, I’m chilling in my pajamas, but during the weekend I like to actually put on eyeliner and dress up,” says Sandhya Taneja, a sophomore economics major.
The day-to-day comfy style does not last all the time, though. During the weekend, the “It” girl returns. She pulls out her best outfits, and she takes time to apply her make up. What is it with our weekend alter ego?
It seems that the way we dress at different times influences how confident we feel. Maybe during classes, the dress for success motto does not apply, but rather a more comfortable style. Yet we dress to impress for the weekend.
If dressing up can make us feel more confident, should we dress that way for class? Dressing up for the weekend makes us stand taller and feel better about ourselves. Why not take that same boost and use it for classes?
Freshman physiology and neurobiology major Sayli Korde describes her day-to-day style that is slightly different.
“Day-to-day to class, I’m never underdressed; I’m never in bummy clothes in class. I feel like it can be very unprofessional.” Korde says that dressing up actually motivates her to go to class.
How you dress reveals more about yourself than you know. Upon first impression, your style is your brand and how you want to be approached. Of course dressing comfortably is important, but sweatpants hardly scream motivation unless you are at the gym.
To put it simply, the way you dress can greatly impact the way you feel. If you dress well, you feel well. Bring out your Sasha Fierce every day of the week; choose to look your best so that you can feel your best.