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5 Reasons Why You Should Dress Up for Class

It is a common situation, when in the end of semester you have to attend 9 a.m. organic chemistry class and attendance is counted. What do you do then? You pull on a sweater over your shorts, grab a pair of shoes and leave the house. Thank goodness there’s zero judgment for showing up to class in lazy wear.

Of course, you don’t need to be runway-ready to go to class, but putting in the extra effort is more advantageous than you realize.

Here are some reasons:

1. It can increase your self-confidence

Rachna Shah, a freshman at Dartmouth College, believes that you can feel more confident if adopt one simple trick. She says that dressing up for class is a great boost for your confidence. Sometimes she doesn`t  feel like she wants to dress up for class, especially for morning classes, because she is tired, but taking the extra five minutes to put on a nice outfit and brush your hair goes a long way.

You can put your alarm for 6:55 a.m, instead of 7:00. This way, you will got some time to wake up without making a mess or you can just set out your clothes the night before. You’ll have more energy to be creative with your outfit.

2. You get to show off your unique personal style

College is the time when you can try a new style or wear what you wish you could’ve worn in high school.

Sam Galing, a senior at Arcadia University, says that his favorite outfits to wear to class are a nice shirt with jeans and cute boots, because he is proud to dress his best clothes for class. But, personal style doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Cute and cozy is the best combination. Our clothing expresses our personalities, whether it’s leggings and an oversized sweater or a flowy t-shirt dress.

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3. You’ll work more productively

When it is winter, it is always comfortable to wear a loose hoodie and sweatpants, to snuggle into the rock-hard chair, pull the sleeves over your hands so only the writing utensil peeks out, and dream about the bed, which awaits you after class. But we are college students. Our jobs are to learn and pay attention to whatever’s going on. Clothing that resembles sleepwear doesn’t help us stay attentive.

Angela Laurito, a sophomore at Pace University says, that she is always happier and more productive, when she is satisfied with her appearance. Angela’s philosophy is similar to the idea that you shouldn’t do homework on your bed, because you can just fall asleep. A solution to your droopy-eyed demeanor in class is putting on a pair of jeans instead of flannel pants in the morning.

4. It doesn’t take too much effort

College seems to amplify the effects of laziness because it’s more relaxed than high school. If you’re allowed to wake up five minutes before class starts and show up in the pajamas you slept in without judgment, why wouldn’t you? It’s so easy.
While your laziness won’t hurt anyone, there comes a point when laziness can bleed into work ethic and relationships. Morgan Pitts, creator-in-chief of Black Girls Who Blog and brand representative for Glossier, believes that dressing up can take minimal effort, because you can match and complement different styles. He things, that two main things are cleanliness and coordination.

5. You’ll make a good impression on others

It is not a big secret that we get judged by what we wear and how we present ourselves in different environments. While it’s not your job to look pretty, putting in extra effort every day can change perspectives in positive way and help you in the long run.

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Kayleen Parra-Padron, a senior at Florida International University, says “It wasn’t until I had my first crush in college that I decided to dress up a bit more to get him to notice me.” He believes it’s always better to be prepared because you never know who you might run into in college. It can be an important professor, a major crush, or even a future employer.

Dressing up for class in college shouldn’t be a chore. It takes only few minutes of extra efforts to choose suitable clothes, but as a result, we all feel self-confident, stylish and productive both inside and outside the classroom.