School is back! Time to pick your Washday #OOTD’s.
Summer is almost over and school is just around the corner. Once again we welcome the sleepless nights, the long weekdays, the weekends gone in a blink of an eye, homework, teachers… just thinking about it can be so nauseating!
While high school students enjoy the hassle-free life of the horrible but inevitable Washday Wednesdays, college students are not spared. We are forced to answer the dreaded question of that one day in a week where we are free to wear anything but our school uniform (okay, maybe not ANYTHING but you get the point.) The question of our identity, our personality, who we are… that question that goes: “WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR TODAY?”
Okay, maybe guys get spared a little, what with throwing a shirt and pants (that may or may have not been washed for months) and all, but girls are no exceptions. Girls want to be able to express who they are through their clothes and that is why every Washday Wednesday is crucial.
“On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” says Regina George. But for most girls, that’s not always the case. While we can wear whatever color to our heart’s content, apparently there are certain limitations because of the different universities’ dress codes. (Ba dum tss!)
So every Wednesday, the dilemma becomes: What do I wear that is both appropriate for school yet still remains a stylish enough #ootd for an Instagram school post?
Fear no more, we’ve collected a list of outfits that’s both school-appropriate while still totally Instagram worthy!
Denim will never go out of style, no matter what era it is. It’s here to stay, whether we like it or not. Though denim can be very hot and heavy on the body, denim is also the perfect bottom to wear for your #WashdayWednesday outfit.
Now the question is, what’s a good top to wear denim with? We can’t go for the sleeveless or backless, because that would be too revealing. However, you can pair your denim jeans with a good old print OR plain shirt, because denim is one of the easiest clothing piece to pair anything with. You can go for a plain burgundy shirt or perhaps a red striped shirt or maybe even a sweater (if the weather is not cooperating) or a button-down blouse. That’s the beauty of denim, it goes with anything. To complete that #ootd look, you can go for a pair of all-white shoes or any sandals that match the color of your top.
Tip: You can also fold the ends of your pants at least thrice to hype your outfit up, just a little bit.
If you think denim pants are just too minimalistic and you feel like standing out, culottes are definitely for you. Culottes are loose pants that fall right below your knees and they are the perfect piece to wear on those hot, sunny Wednesdays.
But if you think red is such a daring color, don’t worry, like flowers, culottes come in different colors (and patterns, too!). So think carefully about what you could pair with your culottes. If you’ve got a bright colored pair of culottes, think of going for a minimal color plain shirt, or striped shirt like the one above. If you’ve got a patterned pair, you can pair it with any plain shirt. Also, culottes look better with shoes (no socks, please.) more than they do with a pair of sandals.
Want something that covers your entire legs but isn’t tight? Those are what trousers are made of and they’re still all the rage. Loose printed trousers feel just like pajamas but are still as fashionable as both pants and culottes. You can go for any pattern you want, so long as your top remains plain. Again, a white plain shirt is a good idea but printed trousers look so much better with white button down polos too. It’s a good outfit to put together when you’re feeling classy and sophisticated.
So if you don’t want pants because they cover your entire legs, but you don’t want trousers either because they’re too loose, and you want something that covers only half your legs, but culottes are too loose… and you’re just soooo indecisive and your mind is going “AHHHH!”
Calm down. Pedal pushers are here to the rescue!
These are perfect for someone who wants half-covered legs that feel like leggings. Pedal pushers used to be all the rage, but who says you can’t wear what was once the trend? The beauty of fashion is it will always come back, so wearing pedal pushers won’t put you behind the trend train, it’ll just put you in front! Like trousers, pedal pushers come in plains or prints, so the shirt you pair it with depends solely on what kind of pedal you own.
I’m pretty sure the ideas this article has given you will help you choose better for the coming Washday Wednesdays (and help you with that back-to-school Instagram #ootd post, too!) Enjoy the rest of the school year and in whatever outfit you choose to go for, always opt for comfortability over quality!