Lovely reader Bonnie – who is a university student – sent this question via e-mail:
While I don’t dress in a particularly fancy way (I normally wear a collared shirt with dark wash jeans and riding boots, or a tailored shirtdress with a cardigan and a pair of sandals), the things I wear look out of place amongst the hoodies and ugg boots worn by my peers. Most of the time I even look smarter than my lecturers! In the faculties I am in (I am doing a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science) people seem to consistently dress down.
Originally posted 2012-01-04 06:18:10.
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Reader Andrea e-mailed me this request:
I’m 22 and about to start student teaching at the high school level, but I look like I’m about 15. I’m currently trying to build a wardrobe that doesn’t make me look like a student, but I don’t want to age myself too much and end up looking frumpy, either. So far, I’ve been leaning towards things that are generally more formal than the dress code for teachers in most public schools just to further differentiate myself from the students, and I’ve mostly been wearing heels (which also give me a slight height advantage, because I’m petite). If you have any other advice on this topic, I’d love to hear it.
Originally posted 2012-03-05 06:19:59.