Why Care about What You Wear?

BY ROHMEE MATHE // OCT. 14, 2014 //

College students can attend classes dressed comfortably and casually. But does that mean we should actually wear old sweat pants and T-shirts, and throw on Adidas sandals with tube socks?

When we care about how we dress, we feel better and more energized the rest of the day. Think back to whenever you had to dress up for something. I bet you felt good because you looked good.

If you’re just throwing anything on in the morning, then that’s how you’re going to approach your school work or activities. Your have to put your best effort into everything. Fashion is a great way to start.

There are so many ways to hide certain body parts that you aren’t fond of. If you have love handles, wear more high-waisted pants or skirts. Similarly, if you’re a guy and you don’t want to flaunt parts of your body, avoid wearing form-fitting shirts or pants. Wear more oversized sweaters or “relaxed” jeans.

Fashions from H&M.

Fashions from H&M.

If you prefer more low-waisted or tight-fitting clothing, then this should be your motivation to get to the gym and/or lay off the late-night pizza. By caring more about fashion, you’ll actually notice if you’re gaining weight. It’s almost as if you can see yourself more clearly.

Maybe sweat pants and Adidas sandals are your thing. If it makes you feel good and, more importantly, makes you feel confident and comfortable, then wear them. Fashion is the best way to express yourself without words and to showcase your confidence.

But if you’re opting for sweats and sandals out of laziness, then those choices will likely bleed into far more of your day-to-day decision making. Care about what you wear.

For those in need of inspiration, check out sites like Pinterest. And it’s not only for women; Pinterest offers lots of looks for men, too. And you can always find trendy and inexpensive clothing at stores like Forever21, H&M and

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