What not to wear

Lilia Chavero, Editor-in-Chief

Why not dress up for school? Some people may say “I don’t care what others think about me” or “I don’t want to wake up earlier to just dress nice!” In reality, the way you dress can really reflect on what others think about you. Yes you may not care, but really if you think about it, dressing up makes you feel much better about yourself. Not to mention you look presentable to others.

I am not much of a morning person and loathe the fact that I have to wake up so early, but that doesn’t stop me from getting ready for school. Being a senior at Joliet West, I have this mindset that I want freshmen, sophomore, and juniors to look up to me as a role model. Sounds cheesy, but it really works. I was once one of those freshmen. Sad, but true.

I wanted to be my own person, but looking at the upperclassmen gave me this idea of visualizing my years before graduating. I didn’t want to live the rest of my high school career wearing a hoddie, sweatpants, and flip flops. Senior Alejandra Mendoza is a student who dresses nicely every day at school. “Dressing up for school is important. It not only makes you look presentable but dressing up can also make you feel good about yourself. Feeling good makes living better,” says Alejandra.

You may be thinking, why would I want to be a follower? Well really what my mind thought that changing the way I dress and they way I think could make me more noticeable. I love receiving compliments from others about my style! I always hear people say I wish I could dress up like you. You really CAN.

“I believe looking presentable tells a lot about your personality. Also depending on what you wear, affects your mood,” says senior Michelle Magadan.

Just give it a bit of an effort and you will be feeling great about your stylish days in high school. You never know, you might inspire some underclassmen to become a fabulous stylist.