Black Tiger Affair: Ditch your drawstring
When it is 8 a.m., it’s tough to get out of bed, let alone put on clothes.
You might want to reach for the hoodie and sweatpants because you feel lazy or just don’t care.
Don’t do it.
Even if you don’t care what other people think about how you look, you should care about how you look.
Self-image is a vital part in dressing well.
The hoodie and sweatpants combination never looks good.
Neither does wearing gym clothes (yoga pants, gym shorts, spandex) as regular attire.
You’ve seen the girls wearing gym clothes around campus as if they came from the gym.
Yet they have their hair done up really well, they wear make-up and wear running shoes that look like they’ve never been used.
Or they wear yoga pants but have never actually done yoga. Gym clothes are good for one place: the gym.
There are other ways to still be comfy but not look like you (literally) rolled out of bed and into the classroom.
Hoodies should not be the first thing to keep warm. They are a safe item.
They are simple and comfy, but they are not the best choice. Try a blazer or a denim jacket. Underneath, knitwear is a good way to keep warm without appearing sloppy.
Wear a sweater, a cardigan or a jumper—anything.
Knitwear is the opportunity to explore different styles and patterns instead of wearing a hoodie.
Sweatpants are another safe item.
There are other things just as comfortable that don’t have a drawstring.
Leggings come in a variety of colors and patterns. They are a good layering tool.
But if you’re planning on wearing leggings, have something long enough to cover your rear end.
Wear a long sweater or cardigan because it doesn’t matter what color or how dense the leggings are, everyone can see through them.
Plus, wedgies are not attractive. Jeans are also a good choice to wear instead of sweatpants. Dark wash skinny jeans are always the go-to jeans to wear.
Also try jeans with a fall-appropriate pattern, such as brocade (thick fabric with a raised pattern) or cheetah.
Grab anything besides the sweatpants.
If you have trouble getting up in the morning, try setting an outfit aside the night before.
Even try setting aside an outfit if you go to the gym before class.
If you have the “at least I’m dressed” mentality, you might want to rethink how you feel about yourself.