The school year is almost here for college and grade schools. This means it is time for shopping! Not only are there school supplies that need to be purchased, but there is also the school year wardrobe. Unless your or your child’s school has a uniform policy, there are some things you have to consider when picking out clothing for the school year. These items include what is fashionable and what is appropriate.
The school setting is designed to be conducive to the education of the child. While there will always be an emphasis on socialization by the students, education is the primary focus of the schools. This is especially true for colleges when the average student is accruing more debt than they will know what to do with.
As mentioned before, clothing can help to make the person. It puts a person in a specific state of mind and gives other people an opinion as to what that person is placing as a priority. A prudent school wardrobe keeps this in mind. The clothing should be more professional than the average outfit that the child might run around town in. This outfit does not have to be a miniature suit, but it should not be sweat pants or the horrid pajama bottoms.
When looking for a good school wardrobe, no matter if the child is in 5th grade or if the individual is applying for his doctorate in college, remember where the clothing is going to be worn. Buy button down shirts or polo shirts for boys. Limit the jeans that are going to be worn. Skirts should hit just above the knee or lower. Blouses should be thick enough to hide the bra. Nothing should be overly revealing or flashy, since this is a school environment. Shoes should be comfortable but not sneakers.
Accessories are another thing to think about when buying a school wardrobe. Remember, the accessories are to help make the outfit, but not to serve as toys during a boring lecture. Limit the number of accessories worn in the classroom. Pieces that have special meaning are more than welcome to remain on the child, but sparkly bracelets for the student to play with, or wallet chains to attract attention with are not acceptable in the school environment.
Keeping these rules in mind can help to steer a young child onto a lifetime of learning and fashion success. Keeping these guidelines in mind as a college student can help the student build contacts and be taken seriously by his teachers. This can help a student find a job easier once the degree has been completed. It will also prepare the students for the real world where this style of dress is expected in the office as well.