How to Avoid the First Day of School Fashion Freak out ...

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Going to Catholic schools for nearly all of my life, I never knew how lucky I was not to have to deal with the first day of school fashion freak out.

However, when I got to high school, the first day often became a “casual dress” day, and I learned all too well just how stressful picking out a cute outfit.

If you’re used to the first day of school fashion freak out and want to avoid it this year, here are some tips to do just that!

1. Pick a Few Outfits in Advance

The first week of school can be pretty stressful, so if you don’t plan your outfits normally, make an effort to during the first week of school.

If you plan multiple outfits out for the week in advance, you’ll have a ton of options for the first day of school that will make it less stressful on the morning of your first day of school!

2. Try Them on Beforehand

I’m sure you’re thinking that this tip goes without saying, but you’d be surprised just how often I hear of people who get a new outfit for the first day of school but forget or just don’t think to try it on beforehand.

Even if it’s an older outfit, you may have grown a little bit since you last wore it and it may fit differently, leading to a last-minute freak out on the first day.

If you’ve put together an outfit you’ve never worn before, try the entire look on beforehand.2

When seeing it on, you may just get a burst of inspiration to add something that you wouldn’t have thought of were you rushing out the door the morning of!

3. Know What Looks Good on You

Everyone knows his or her own strengths when it comes to what looks good on you and what makes you more self-conscious.

On the first day of school, you want to feel your most confident, especially if you’re going to a new school.

Pick an outfit based on the pieces you know you feel confident in!

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