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In a poll with 43 high school teachers, most agreed that it does not bother them when students are dressed down.

     When getting ready for school in the morning, while it is early and one is still sleepy, putting on a nice outfit isn’t always enticing. That begs the question of if students are dressing too comfortable for school? Most will say no, since it is now almost trendy to wear pajama pants or slippers everywhere they go. Being cozy is now up-to-date and cute for most influencers, which a lot of people follow. Although it may be comfortable to dress in that attire, it is not necessarily formal. 

     If one was going to a job interview, they most likely wouldn’t wear the same as what is worn to school. Mr. Rinderknecht, social studies teacher, said, “I think students should wear clothes that are comfortable, clothes that express their individuality, but also clothes that are respectable in a public setting.” Going to school is much different than going to a work setting, but they are both public places. What one wears shows how they might want to be represented, and it could also express a person’s mood. 

     Wearing sweatpants and sweatshirts is part of one’s everyday life. Some may use them only for bed and not to be worn outside of the house, but others wear them everywhere. Wearing pajama pants outside of bedtime has become a trend for some students as well. They are comfy and cozy for some who don’t want to put effort into their clothing appearance. Sweatpants or joggers are different from wearing pajama pants that may have funny prints or designs on them. 

     Some may have strong opinions on what dressing up even is. Colby Krupski, junior, said, “I think dressing up would be something along the lines of jeans or more dressy clothing.” Many may say it is considered dresses and skirts, and others may agree that it is jeans and nice tops. Not everyone would agree that wearing that type of attire to school is what they would feel comfortable in. 

     Dressing in comfy clothing to school can have an impact on learning. It can help students learn by being comfortable in school environments, rather than uncomfortable and unfocused. On the other hand, it could make students tired and unmotivated to work. It just depends on how being cozy affects one’s learning. Rinderknecht said, “When I dress up, I feel important, I feel professional, motivated, but when I wear sweatpants or pajamas, I want to sleep.” This aspect of dressing these ways is why some teachers are skeptical of students wearing pajamas to school.

     When picking out themes for dress-up days or Homecoming week, pajama day used to be a day for all of the schools, but now it usually isn’t. Most will say everyone already wears pajamas to school, so there is no point in having a specific day for it. Others have different opinions for having these days because they can still be fun!

     Since dressing comfortably and wearing pajamas is now trendy, so is wearing slippers outside of home. Slippers are usually meant to be worn at home and around houses, but now are being worn everywhere. Krupski said, “I think students should wear any type of shoe they want, but if they have some type of gym class, they should wear proper footwear.” Although slippers are a cozy option, they are not always the most appropriate. 

     Although people have so many different opinions on what should be worn to school, the clothing options will still stay the same. Most believe being cozy at school is way better than being uncomfortable and not wanting to be in class.

 

Alana Dyrland, sophomore, and Tiffany McCarty, junior, are dressed very comfy in sweatpants and pajamas.
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