In-person teaching, social events and actually leaving the house on a daily basis as opposed to the computer-screen-sweatpants-wearing-nightmare all students have been stuck in for the past year and a half. Yes, it’s exciting and yes, you want to blow everyone out of the water with your outfit and establish yourself as someone to watch. But the prospect of having to get up every morning, choosing a fashionable outfit yet whilst also juggling crits, deadlines, and masses of work can be anxiety-inducing for everyone, not to mention tiring.
When you’ve impressed on your first few days with a series of perfect looks you’re then under a personal pressure to sustain that level for the long term. No one tells you this, but you will get to a point – whether it’s halfway through your first year or at your second – that you will wake up one morning feeling so tired, overworked, and stressed that your outfit of the day is the last thing on your mind. When you’re leaning over a cutting table all day, furiously weaving at a knitting machine or hare tearing around your campus preparing for a deadline, wearing uncomfortable clothes will just make you even more miserable.