I haven’t been able to take photos and post regularly because I was on holidays, but now that I am back at school (university actually) its much easier to get back to my routine, instead of just waking up at four in the afternoon. Dressing for school can be hard, harder than normal dressing for me sometimes because its early in the morning, and requires walking and planning and then I realise I am actually going to have to study and pay attention when I get there! This semester has a better outlook for me than my last, because I start at 1pm most days, which means I no longer have to get up at the crack of dawn.
Anyway, I don’t know how applicable most of these tips maybe to anyone besides me, but I have a few little things to make my life a little easier when throwing on things in a rush:
1. I always try to stay warm, because I am always cold! Even though it was very very warm today for a winter’s day, I still brought my leather jacket, a scarf and wore stockings. I’ll often have a lecturer who decides to blast the air-conditioning on a rainy day. Also, I try to check the weather the night before and have a little plan of what I should wear the next day, I sometimes forget though.
2. I try to get comfy shoes, although walking around uni doesn’t bother me, my feet do get tired and I often have to run from one class to another, so I most often chose flat boots, or shoes with a small heel. I rarely wear big heels to university, but sometimes I’m tempted, so I plan and wear them on days where I do minimal walking.
3. A big bag is essential. I am a lover of all bags, but my cdg bag is the most convenient to take with me so I can fit in an additional piece of clothing if I get cold, books, diary, water, a small snack which can be consumed at the back of class and glasses.
4. Many people at my university are very well dressed and very trendy, but I guess to the point where I can walk into a class and everyone is wearing raybans, leather jackets and acid wash jeans. And as much as I love those things, I try to add an item (or two) which isn’t directly in fashion, to break up my look and not feel like a fashion clone, today I chose aviators after counting 48 students in my literature class walking in with wayfarers. To be honest though, I skip this step when I am in a rush out the door!
5. Be comfy and confident, nothing worse than pulling up jeans, pulling down shirts, stumbling all day in your shoes, and hating what you chose to wear. I chose a nice long cardigan which doesnt ride up, and a serial case of a person who wears something and then thinks “what the hell was I thinking”, even when its not something that bad, I chose simple items which I’m less likely to regret!