The dressing is the first thing that people look at you. It carries the first impression. Creating the impression in a college is more important as you mingle with the peers, professors, guest lecturers, administrators, and many more who actually matter in the making of your lifelong career. So, whether should you dress professionally or not depends on three basic factors:
- What kind, of course, you are in? Does your college have pre-existing rules?
- How else in the rest of the crowd dressing up?
- Anyway, do you still want to stand you!
Let’s delve on each of the points.
The kind, of course, dictates the scenario of dressing. A student in a creative field might go a bit creative about the outfit too, while the one studying management may stick to some basic discipline and not go crazy with too many colours. So, think of your course, what kind of jobs you would land in future, and so that what kind of dressing you would be comfortable in.
The crowd and the other people around you might also be an important factor in deciding the kind of attire you wear. Think if you want to face a scenario where everyone comes in pretty casuals and you stand out with a good-fit professional blazer!
The third case is that you could be one of those students who always like to stand out, don’t get impacted by the people’s opinions and wear what comforts your skin. If you are one among those, the choice is always yours.
However, despite the wide-ranging choices that vary from person to person, there are some basic do’s and don’ts that are vetted by most professionals.
It’s good to have your individual style added in what you wear. Trying to copy other’s style statement may not be comfortable. So, choose the wear that represents your character.
- Show minimal of your skin. The professional world of education is really not like the ones shown in most Bollywood movies. So, all the shorty shorts, tiny tops should be kindly avoided.
- It is essential to keep the nails clean.
- Maintaining elegance is whatever you wear is a good sign. While much of it comes from attitude, the attire complementing your persona is an added plus!
- Don’t over-accessorize.
- Too many tattoos and piercings look odd.
- Avoid too tight or loose fittings.
- Untidy hair represents careless and negligent attitude.
While above are some generic points, do let us know what else can be added, through posting in the comments section.