I hate being professional.
I think that fashion shouldn’t be restricted. I hate dress codes in any form. I feel that restricting what I can wear is like restricting my freedom of speech. Fashion is art. I will use my fashion as graffiti if I want to- bold, larger than life, full color six stories high!
But I totally get why we need dress codes. We have to have some semblance of professionalism in the workplace, in the classroom, in order to properly represent the institution I attend.
As a nursing student, I’m constantly followed by dress codes. Nothing too short, no crop tops, closed-toed shoes only. No dyed hair, no fake nails, no nail polish. No shorts, no jeans, nothing low cut. Nothing fun!! I feel like I’m being stifled and strangled!
So here is an outfit that’s totally inappropriate for class, work, and anywhere else I have to be, featuring a crop top and a too-short skirt. Fashion is the best form of self-expression; it’s the one that everyone everywhere takes part in every day.
On another note, I cut my hair and I’m loving it! I took off about 8 inches, which is the most I’ve ever done! It was time for a change 🙂
What do you think? How do you feel about dress codes? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by 🙂