I’ve never been a morning person. Waking up early for school has always been a drag, no matter the amount of hours I sleep. But there’s one thing I’d never skip on in my morning routine, and that’s my outfit. I like to dress up for college because to me, if my outfit is put together, so is my day. How my morning begins usually dictates the rest of my day. That includes what I wear. If I hurriedly throw on the first thing I see, I feel rushed and sluggish for the remainder of the day. However, if I spend time on what I wear and consciously choose my outfit to fit how I feel that day, I feel more confident in myself. My outfit is the one thing I can control for the day, and that gives me the confidence to conquer whatever comes my way.
Dressing up for class has nothing to do with me wanting to impress others. Rather, when I do it for myself, I feel better. Don’t get me wrong, I love a great athleisure-inspired outfit and will often dress in my favorite Lululemons, but I consciously choose to do so. Whether you decide to dress up for class, the decision should come from you. And believe me, if you do, you’ll feel like nothing can stop you, not even that pesky quiz. In between late-night cram sessions and a full day of classes, picking your outfit can be the last thing on your mind. Here are three tips to help you choose a killer outfit to conquer the day.
do the planning the night before
This saves you from the dreaded “I have nothing to wear” feeling. By picking your outfit the night before, you remove a stress factor. You, therefore, have more time in the morning to mentally prepare for your day. Invest in a clothing rack to display your outfits for bonus Instagram-worthy shots.
try to wake up earlier
Sometimes 10 minutes can make a huge difference. This extra time will give you a cushion in your morning routine. If you’re like me and have those mornings where nothing seems to fit right, you won’t have to rush. Add a sleep oil to your nightly routine to help you fall asleep faster. You even won’t miss those 10 minutes.
keep your clothes organized
If you’re not into picking an outfit the night before and feel like it’s more of a day-to-day feeling, then organizing your closet is a must for you. First, organize by category then by color. You can even add other organizers for scarves, bags, and shoes. When you’re rushing in the morning, this system makes it much easier to see what you have and what you’re looking for.
Why do you dress up for class? Let us know in the comments below or show us on social media. Don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista.
Featured photo by Jessica Mingrino.