I make a point to do my hair and makeup every day and generally, I do put effort into my appearance. It can be boring wearing the same flats, tennis shoes, or boots everyday. Whether you're entering your freshman or senior year, first day of school outfits are one of the most important looks of your academic career. I work in law school administration, and have worked graduation robing and ushering, lining students up for the past 5 years. And a watch — I would recommend anyone to get a watch. Plan what you are going to wear before you go to bed. If you want to flip flop it, or Jimmy Choo it, do it! Keep some of these suggestions in mind as you shop for interview attire.
Read: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ProspectiveDoctor. I, being the type A person that I am, was super concerned about whether or not people got dressed up every day or if it was just like undergraduate college full of oversized t-shirts and leggings. Pants that do not stay up, and sag down, are not appropriate or appealing for school. Instead, they're usually looking for in retail, restaurants, babysitting, or even applying for volunteer positions. Since many people will be donning white high tops on their first day, opt for these instead to stand out from the other high schoolers. Consider a nice pair of jeans, sweaters or fitted t-shirts. Check with your school about requirements—doctoral robes are open in the front and your outfit will show a bit, so the school may care what you wear underneath.
Like it or not, our outer appearance is their first indicator of these inner characteristics. Your belt should match your shoes, stick to brown or black. Colors that are directly opposite of each other on the color wheel are considered complementary such as blue and orange, pink and green, and yellow and purple. Wearing complimentary colors creates an attractive, color-rich palette. Luckily, there are countless options to choose from, including cool sneakers to bold tops.
Plus, the skirt is mid-length so no chance of breaking your high school's strict dress code. Black shoes pair with everything, but you can try wearing brown shoes when your wardrobe has Earth tones such as browns, greens, and blues. Maybe you just don't have a clue how to dress in the first place. You can start with a black one and add other colors later. This will help you always have a pair of shoes to match any outfit. Avoid the oversized t-shirts and leggings through the semester but come finals time- those are perfectly acceptable! Longer skirts that hit the knee are a great way to stay casual, but step up your look.
You do not want to be known as the lawyer who dressed in too tight or too low cut clothing during law school. To create an outfit that is complimentary together, keep color in mind. This way, even though you are essentially wearing T-shirts and blue jeans everyday, you will not get bored with your wardrobe. Best of luck on those interviews! Also choose a lightweight breathable fabric- my robe was polyester as was the vintage sundress I chose to wear under it and I was sweltering. This goes for men as well as women.
We elected to take a tour through the cruise ship as we were concerned the regs were likely to change. Keep the color wheel in mind, but do not be afraid to match other colors you think work well together. If you do wear a shoe like a stiletto, you might get other students questioning your shoe choice. I got a nice one from Target on sale. You can wear it under a sweater, over a tank top, paired with a cardigan, tucked into a skirt, or left free with a pair of jeans. The key is to turn it up a notch without overdoing it. No jeans or shorts, no tank tops, crop tops, or anything especially low cut shirt or pants or too short skirt or blouse —keeping everything professional is a must.
With accessories, a tie clip and a dress watch are the most I recommend. And no one saw a thing under my gown. Complete your look with accessories. A pair of penny loafers or brown dress shoes would be a great way to finish off the outfit. Allow yourself several options for shoes, and just be sure they are all comfortable. Jeans, nice tops, and nice shoes.
I have a black suit and a gray one, but only ever wore the black one. You can find more quizzes like this one in our category. To create this article, 19 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. The two images above are great visual representations of color combinations recommended for the medical school interview. Also, it will keep you from frantically searching for a certain top or missing shoe in the morning. School is a professional atmosphere, so you should dress the part. Do not go overboard with your look as it is better to keep it simple by just adding one or two pieces.