But I blended in well enough (think: jeans, tops, etc.) mainly because I didn't think I could afford a REAL College Wardrobe as a nontraditional student.
But clothes mattered to me so much more the first time around when I was in college. Not that I had money for them either, but luckily the clothes I had were different and trendy, so I was happy about that. Once in awhile I longed for party attire, but didn't cry about it.
Now, some nontraditional students DO think about fashion. I did find some fun articles about what to wear at college. Of course, a lot depends on what you want to show or not show.
Here are just a couple of article I found today on the subject, in case you are in the market to get a few outfits - - or fake it out with some carefully selected (and on the cheap side) accessories.
There are some cute photos here: (And not just for size zero...)
Over 50? And want to look great at an event or special party?
Here are some good photos:
How to be a "Glam Grand" - -
Luckily, a pair of nice jeans and a T-shirt are still fashionable for older ladies or gentlemen to wear. But a nice shirt or blouse sometimes is a great choice.
But be on the lookout. Fashions DO change. And many times, you can find something different and cool to wear.
Not that you are ever going to be super fantastically cool as an older student, but you can try if you like. But then, you may be THE "most fascinating man or woman" in the world. But even you know that fashion does help sometimes.
Some other postings you may like from our archives are:
Must-have supplies for the adult college student
Your College Backpack - What is in it?
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