My uniform, sophomore year of college
I spent an entire semester of college wearing an orange Hofstra hooded sweatshirt and black velour sweatpants. Why? No reason, in particular. It was winter in New York, which meant that it was cold and rainy and I had a weird class schedule that allowed me to sleep until 11 AM every day. It was pure heaven.
After seeing this story on pajama fashion and this photo of Rihanna wearing pajamas to a club, I was reminded of a conversation that I had freshman year of college with a guy friend (who I later dated). I’m my mother’s daughter in the sense that I think that every stranger I see is either A, trying to rape me or B, trying to rape me and then kill me. So naturally, when my roommate told me she was going across campus at
1-) Don’t wear anything with stains or rips. That’s homeless person chic, but not in that Olsen twin kinda way.
2-) Carry a nice bag. You might be wearing blue striped PJ pants from Target but you’re also carrying a $800 Alexander Wang bag. It’s called high/low, ladies.
3-) Wear expensive sunglasses. Aside from the fact that they add to the high/low factor (see above), they’ll also cover the dark circles and bags under your eyes…since I’m sure you also don’t wanna put any makeup on. Duh.
4-) Walk with an attitude. You’re wearing your pajamas. Outside in public. You need to exude that “I don’t give a shit” ‘tude and show everyone that you’re comfortable and you don’t care.