What not to wear on the first day

In Columns on August 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

By: Tinsley Tullos  

When trying to look one’s best on the first day of school, one generally wears his/her best. For some people, embarking on this upcoming 2011-2012 school year, that was not the case. What is said to be a transition state between summer and fall is a transition in which I would like to call “the sticky.” With the sweltering weather, summer attitude and fierce dress-code, it does in fact become a bit sticky.  What to do? In the words ofFortMill’s most recent teacher of the year, Mr. Gales Scroggs, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”

Show your best, and put your clothes to the test. Sweats are what not to wear on the first day. Photo courtesy of Google images

I would only hope that a small percentage of the student body chose their first day outfit well in advance to provide preparation and room for mistake. Unfortunately, many of them chose to leave the decision up to the mood of the morning. The statement one decides to portray with his/her daily outfit choice should be definite. What do I obtain from the messy look? That student would rather be in bed. The whole campus would rather be in bed, except for a select few, but the key is not to portray it through clothing. What do I obtain from the put-together look? Simple; that person is put-together. That person respects his/her surrounding environment and would like to be treated on all levels of professionalism. One should desire to gain some intuition and act like they would like to be at school through the art of fabric.   

From the above statements, it is clear to stay away from the “messy look,” and focus on the “put-together” look. To begin this look it is important to first bathe oneself, tame one’s hair and master the scheme of “going.” This concept of “going” is in my opinion, one of the most crucial aspects of fashion and is to be later discussed throughout this column. For all the underclassmen, I hope this article is a lasting encouragement for every first day to come. If there is one thing to be taught about what not to wear, never wear something of which you’re not proud. Let us move on from “the sticky” and into “the chilly.”


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