By Johnny ’20
Have you ever watched those glamorous stars arrive at the red carpet in their sleek stilettos and daring dresses, then gone upstairs and stare into your closet of repetitive, monochromatic clothes? Well, if you’re like me, you do it with the utmost satisfaction. I’m perfectly content with wearing a plain polo to school each day. In this article, I’ll enumerate and describe the advantages of dressing in the same style every day.
The first and most obvious is that you don’t need to spend valuable time in the morning pondering over your outfit for that day. Instead of vacillating between a light red dress with carnation prints and a smart, pink blazer with seven brass buttons, you can march over to your dresser or closet and quickly pick out a shirt. The only variable is the color, which conveniently happens to always be quiet, solid, and staid. You don’t even need to think about the design or shape of the shirt. Just the color. Isn’t that easy?! And now you have some extra time to eat breakfast or whatever you will.
The next advantage is that you always know you’re in dress code. If you wear the same ten shirts for two weeks and a teacher doesn’t call you out, you can safely assume you’re set for the rest of the year. Polo shirts, which I routinely wear, are safely within the bounds of the dress code, and even some teachers wear them. In the rare case that a teacher does a random dress code check, you can confidently relax as other students are handed citations.
Finally, wearing the same thing every day reduces the cost of dressing. It’s not hard to go to the mall looking for two reasonably-priced shirts and come out with hundreds of dollars of clothing! Once you find a style that consistently works for you, you can research deals. Because you know exactly what you’re looking for, you can compare prices across different vendors and save hundreds. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with buying expensive clothes, but a fairly-priced yet nice shirt is quite attractive.
There are many more benefits to dressing similarly each day, but I think these three are the most convincing. I’m not saying you shouldn’t explore new areas of fashion – you could find a new style that works for you. And there are other times when you can dress as differently as you want, such as weekends, formal events, and even chilling with your friends. So next time you wake up and you don’t know what to wear to school, consider choosing something similar to what you wore yesterday.